About the course
With this exciting, fast-paced class you will learn many of the legal terms, causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. We will review the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based. Students will discuss interviewing, investigating and other case building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal’s success in the law office.
Class discussions and lesson material will include the different kinds of personal injury claims including (but not limited to): car accidents, slip and falls, medical negligence/malpractice, manufacturer product defects, and class-action lawsuits. Discover the basic categories of damages recovery, statutes of limitations, and schemes for liability.
Successful graduates of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.
- Interview clients with a narrative of the injury
- Review medical records and nurses’ notes
- Prepare summaries of depositions
- Interview medical witnesses
- Observe and identify possible areas of negligence
- Keep and organize a trial notebook
- Understand the concept of products liability
- Be familiar with the concept of duty toward the victim
- Distinguish personal injury from torts to property or reputation
- Distinguish private torts from governmental torts under the Federal Torts Claims Act
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.