Upcoming Webinar! – 3/29 11:00am – 2:15pm on Pre-Existing Injuries: Proving Exacerbation and/or Aggravation

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Program Description

Overcome Key Challenges and Maximize Damages

Prevailing in pre-existing injury cases is a challenging task – are you taking full command of the tools at your disposal? Our veteran faculty will share time-tested techniques for proving causation, overcoming defense tactics, avoiding common pitfalls and ultimately maximizing your client’s settlement. Enhance your practice – register today!

  • Learn how to thoroughly investigate pre-existing injuries.
  • Discover how to effectively apply the eggshell plaintiff rule.
  • Anticipate and overcome key insurance defense strategies in exacerbation cases.
  • Find out how to strategically use doctors and reports to establish causation.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for attorneys. Insurance professionals and paralegals may also benefit.

Course Content

  • Spotting Red Flags During Client Intake
  • Distinguishing Between “Eggshell Plaintiff” and Exacerbation of Prior Conditions
  • Effectively Applying the “Eggshell Plaintiff Rule” to the Case
  • Effectively Applying the Exacerbation Rule to the Case
  • Locating, Obtaining and Analyzing Medical History – How to Overcome Insurance Defense Strategies
  • Using Doctors and Narrative Reports to Prove/Disprove Causation
  • How to Maximize Damages for the Worsening of the Condition
  • Trial Strategies: Presenting Evidence of the Previous Injury to the Judge/Jury

Agenda / Content Covered

All times are shown in Eastern time

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Ashton E. Thomas

  • Spotting Red Flags During Client Intake
    • Deciding Whether to Take the Case
    • Performing Due Diligence Before Getting in Too Deep
  • Distinguishing Between “Eggshell Plaintiff” and Exacerbation of Prior Conditions
  • Effectively Applying the “Eggshell Plaintiff Rule” to the Case
  • Effectively Applying the Exacerbation Rule to the Case

Register now!

3/29 11:00am - 2:15pm Webinar on Pre-Existing Injuries: Proving Exacerbation and/or Aggravation
3/29 11:00am – 2:15pm Webinar on Pre-Existing Injuries: Proving Exacerbation and/or Aggravation

Episode 8 – Appeals

The final webinar in the Municipal Court Tips series, covering the appellate process, wraps up the basics of municipal court processes. Enjoy!

Court Rules Link: https://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/rules/

Weekly Tip #1 – Warrants

For this week, I thought to answer a question I received from a viewer and share my answer with you all in the hope that it may help others.

After seeing my webinar, a viewer asked me about an old warrant. For example, how should you handle a warrant from a 25 year old stop?

I told her that a warrant is a warrant; they’re always trouble. However, I said that an older warrant may be handled expeditiously as courts are generally eager to clear their books. Therefore, when you learned of such a warrant, write a letter to the presiding judge asking that the matter be listed for disposition. Also ask the court to waive the posting of bail. With such an application, you should include an explanation for your failure to appear.

Good luck.

Episode 4 – Bench Warrants

This weeks installment of my weekly webinars on dealing with municipal court matters is now live!

This weeks topic of discussion will be the municipal bench warrant, a common and often problematic situation for those affected.

Episode 3 – Traffic Stops

Happy 4th of July everyone!

My weekly webinar’s third installment is now live!

Independence day brings with it celebrations, fireworks and more! Along with the festivities and celebrations, many enjoy a few responsible drinks with which come the vigilant watch of municipal police. With that in mind, this weeks episode will cover routine traffic stops and how to potentially avoid escalating the situation. Also, some tips on addressing the officer and avoiding a confrontation.

Remember, drink responsibly, drive safe and have an amazing 4th of July Weekend!