Author: William Statsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2010-08-26
TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, 5TH EDITION, will provide your students with a comprehensive guide to the law of torts. This fifth edition extends the discussion of paralegal roles within tort litigation and examines the ethics of attorney solicitation. A comprehensive checklist, which includes definitions, defenses, relationships, paralegal roles and research references, is provided for each tort presented. This checklist will provide your students with an overview of information and serves as an on-the-job refresher. Over forty pertinent case studies are included, allowing your students to examine important court opinions. Among the controversial issues discussed in these court opinions are AIDS, the Oklahoma bombing, computer torts, assistance to the homeless, billion dollar verdicts and settlements, biomedical research and the alleged tort committed by President Clinton that became part of his historic impeachment and Senate trial. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Emily Lynch Morissette
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2017-02-01
This text for the paralegal course emphasizes personal injury and medical information useful in litigating torts cases. The text has two in-depth chapters on litigation before and during trial. It provides paralegal students with the foundational information on torts and teaches them how to apply the skills they will need when working as personal injury paralegals. The text features teachable and comprehensive coverage, beginning with an introduction to the concept of torts and then moving into each element of negligence. The book then tackles medical malpractice as a type of negligence. Intentional torts are covered next, followed by a chapter on workers’ compensation. The book concludes with chapters on how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigation. An introduction to medicine is provided as an appendix. A special emphasis is given to medical information specifically related to personal injury, including a guide on how to obtain medical records and how to understand those records.
Author: Richard Jeffries
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Written by a trial lawyer who has had 37 years of practical experience in torts and personal injury law and moving beyond traditional torts textbooks, Tort and Personal Injury Law for the Paralegal covers the topics that help win and lose cases. In addition to the traditional black letter law of torts, the book offers unique chapters on medical and insurance issues–preparing paralegals for the real tasks they are likely to face in today's workplace. This revolutionary book is filled with authentic legal, medical and insurance documents that allow students to learn how documents are constructed and where to find critical information. End-of-chapter assignments and instructor materials simulate a supervising attorney's work requests and help students build skills and create samples for prospective employers.
Author: William Statsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Ideal for instructors in need of a concise text, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS, Third Edition is a practical and relevant guide for the paralegal as well as for anyone preparing for a career in the field of law. Well-written, logical, and full of interesting and diverse pedagogical material, this text focuses on paralegal roles in tort litigation while providing students with a comprehensive overview of the law of torts. This condensed version of Statsky’s TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, Fifth Edition, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS has been thoroughly updated to include topics that are relevant for today’s students including the Internet, terrorism, 9/11, and tort liability. Chapter objectives, margin definitions, review questions, and numerous exhibits are included in each chapter and serve to reinforce chapter concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Taking a case approach, this proven book provides an accessible overview of tort law for paralegals who work on personal injury matters. Hypothetical scenarios in every chapter demonstrate how abstract tort law pertains to real life accidents and injuries. In addition, over 75 annotated cases featuring hot button issues give readers an opportunity to apply key concepts to the types of cases they will encounter on the job. Built-in learning aids include problems, projects, a running glossary of legal terms, outlines, chapter summaries, and review questions. Now fully updated throughout, the Fifth Edition includes a new chapter on negligence, new content, and new chapter-opening features titled The Biggest Mistakes Paralegals Make and How to Avoid Them. Each of these unique vignettes illustrates a dilemma, an ethical lapse, or another unfortunate experience that actually happened. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Richard A. Nagareda
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2008-09-15
The traditional definition of torts involves bizarre, idiosyncratic events where a single plaintiff with a physical impairment sues the specific defendant he believes to have wrongfully caused that malady. Yet public attention has focused increasingly on mass personal-injury lawsuits over asbestos, cigarettes, guns, the diet drug fen-phen, breast implants, and, most recently, Vioxx. Richard A. Nagareda’s Mass Torts in a World of Settlement is the first attempt to analyze the lawyer’s role in this world of high-stakes, multibillion-dollar litigation. These mass settlements, Nagareda argues, have transformed the legal system so acutely that rival teams of lawyers operate as sophisticated governing powers rather than litigators. His controversial solution is the replacement of the existing tort system with a private administrative framework to address both current and future claims. This book is a must-read for concerned citizens, policymakers, lawyers, investors, and executives grappling with the changing face of mass torts.
Author: Daniel Oran
Publisher: Oran's Dictionary of the Law
Release Date: 2008
Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.
Author: K. William Gibson
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics
This manual offers guidance on building and managing a personal injury practice. It highlights the tactics, technology and practical tools necessary for a profitable practice, including how to write a sound business plan, develop an accurate financial forecast, and minimize costs.
Author: Mark Herrmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2011-12-21
Each year, thousands of lawsuits are filed in federal and state courts seeking recovery from manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. These lawsuits include individual actions, actions consolidated into multidistrict litigation, and class actions. The litigation occasionally becomes life-threatening for the defendant corporations, and may breed a public relations nightmare, as occurred with Vioxx, breast implants, and fen-phen. Drug and Device Product Liability Litigation Strategy, by Mark Herrmann and David B. Alden, offers assistance to lawyers who practice in this high-stakes, high-profile, and rapidly-evolving area. The book's primary focus is to provide useful practice pointers and overall strategic guidance for attorneys in product liability litigation involving prescription drugs and medical devices. It will serve as an indispensable guide to handling such a case from pre-litigation through trial. The legal landscape in this important area is expected to shift as the Supreme Court's decisions in Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc. and Wyeth v. Levine are applied, and as the President and Congress address tort reform and other health care issues. Practitioners will need thoughtful, expert advice to navigate these changes.
Author: William H. Putman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2017-07-26
Ever popular, LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING, Fourth Edition delivers the basics in an easy-to-read, step-by-step manner to ready paralegals for work in law offices and legal departments. Content addresses essential research and writing skills, such as identifying key facts, issue spotting, analysis and counteranalysis, traditional and online research, secondary authorities and citating, writing legal briefs and memoranda, and techniques for good legal writing. In addition, this book includes scenarios, examples, exercises, and other features that clarify concepts and fine tune writing abilities. And, of course, the fourth edition offers the latest updates—with special attention to electronic research methods using fee-based and non-fee-based digital tools—to help paralegals stand out in today’s tech-driven job market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Gary Martin Hays
Release Date: 2013-03-19
The Definitive Guide for Injured Victims & Their Lawyers in Car Accident Cases: IF YOU'VE BEEN HURT IN A CAR WRECK, WILL YOU KNOW HOW TO TAKE ON THE INSURANCE COMPANY AND THEIR LAWYERS BY YOURSELF? Think about that for a moment . . . You've been hurt in a car wreck and it was not your fault. And now you have a lot of questions, but not a lot of answers: * who will pay for all of your medical bills? * you don't have health insurance, so how do you get the medical treatment you need for your injuries? * how can you recover your lost wages? * who will pay for your car to be repaired? * what if your car can't be repaired and is declared a total loss? * what if you owe more than the car is worth? * what about your future medical needs or lost wages? * what are the 3 things you must prove to be able to recover in your personal injury claim? This is a lot for anyone to handle - all of the phone calls back and forth, the emails, the paperwork, the releases. Will you have the time or the knowledge to handle this by yourself? Do you need a guide for consumers to help explain the process to you? And ask yourself - do you really want to take on the insurance company and their lawyers - especially without educating yourself on the claims process here in Georgia? Are you an attorney who is looking to expand your practice to help injured victims and their families injured in car wreck cases? Do you know enough about the personal injury claim process to zealously and ethically represent them? "The Authority On Personal Injury Claims In Georgia: The Definitive Guide For Injured Victims And Their Lawyers In Car Accident Cases" was written by Gary Martin Hays, a personal injury attorney with over 24 years of experience handling car accident claims in Georgia. A former insurance defense lawyer, he now only represents injured victims and their families. Since starting his own firm in 1993, he has helped over 29,000 clients recover over $250,000 million dollars. In this handbook, Hays provides you a peek behind the curtain to see how his law firm successfully represents his clients. Topics include: * Car Wreck Facts & Myths * The Scene Of The Crash * Investigating the Wreck * Property Damage: Total Losses, to Repairs, to Diminished Value * Your Injuries * Medical Treatment For Your Injuries * Medical Bills: Med-Pay Coverage, Health Insurance, and The Uninsured * The 3 Things You Must Prove To Recover On Your Personal Injury Claim * "What Is My Case Worth?" * Do I Take On the Insurance Company And Their Lawyers By Myself? * How Do I Find The Right Lawyer? * The DEMAND Process - How To Tell The Insurance Company What Your Case Is Worth! * Liens And Subrogation Claims: Who Will Claim They Are Entitled To Some (Or Maybe ALL Of Your Settlement) * Legal Deadlines * Litigation: Do You File Suit On Your Case? The book also contains a presentation that Mr. Hays gave to other attorneys at a continuing education seminar for lawyers regarding diminished value claims in Georgia - a secret that is literally saving the insurance industry millions of dollars each year - money that should be going to Georgia's consumers. In addition, FREE bonus chapters from three (3) of his previous books that he co-authored are included: * "3 Secrets The Insurance Company Doesn't Want You To Know About Your Personal Injury Claim" * "The Mourning After: Helping Families Cope After A Drunk Driving Wreck" * "I Will Make A Difference!"
Author: Robert Zausner
Publisher: Camino Books
Release Date: 2016-05-15
Danger Above: A Tragic Death, An Epic Courtroom Battle tells the true story of a terrible event that occurred on a sunny June day in 2009. A power line fell on Carrie Goretzka, a young mother, setting her on fire as her young children watched in horror from the front porch of their suburban Pittsburgh home. What followed was an investigation and civil action against the Goretzkas' utility, West Penn Power Company, which the family's lawyer, Shanin Specter, claimed had been not only negligent, but also reckless. The trial was a very difficult challenge for the attorneys representing the family and those defending the utility. In their efforts to reduce the culpability of their clients, the defense at one point tried to claim that the victim was to blame for her own painful death by electrocution. Robert Zausner's chronicle of the case of Goretzka v. West Penn Power Company is an emotional one, begging the question: will justice be served against a dangerous, negligent corporation, or
Author: Bradley P. Nelson
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
Release Date: 2015-04-07
This book is a "how to" book on litigating a business torts case. While there are many aspects of litigating and trying business torts cases that distinguish them from other types of cases (personal injury, medical malpractice, or IP, for example), there are no "start-to-finish" guidebooks offering practical litigation advice unique to these cases."