Tag: Personal Injury

Litigating a Slip and Fall Case Against the City: Crumbling Sidewalks & Ruptured Breast Implants

A potential client walks into your office. She was walking down the street to her doctor’s appointment from her condo when she got her toe caught in the uneven sidewalk and fell hard on her chest. Because her arms were outstretched as she fell, her breast implants ruptured when she hit the cement. Does this person have a claim against the city?<br><br>…

Dog Bite Law CLE Course: Canine Aggression from the Expert’s Perspective

Aggression is the most common canine behavior problem referred to veterinary … deep bite and thrash? Going for face? How many people has the dog bitten? Because of this aggression in dogs, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that roughly 4.5 million people are bitten each year – accounting for a third of all homeowners’ insurance claims each year. In addition…

CLE Course on Effective Negotiation Strategies

Well over 90% of civil and criminal cases never make it to a courtroom, as the great majority of cases nowadays either end in plea bargain or settlement. What does that mean for you? It means that in today’s legal world of backed up dockets and clogged courts, solid negotiation skills are almost as important as solid trial skills. “In business as…

New CLE Course on Assessing Liability, Damages and Collectibility in a Personal Injury Case

Three key areas can make or break your personal injury case – liability, damages & collectability. Understanding how to assess these three key areas of your case can have a significant affect on the results that you obtain for your clients and can save you a lot of time, effort and resources. In this course, San Diego trial attorney Dan Gilleon analyzes…

Personal Injury CLE

Three key areas can make or break your personal injury case – liability, damages & collectibility. Understanding how to assess these three key areas of your case can have a significant affect on the results that you obtain for your clients and can save you a lot of time, effort and resources. In this follow up course to Personal Injury: Liability, Damages…

CLE Course: Persuasion & Over-Aggressive Lawyering

The barracuda… the bulldog… the great white – many attorneys compare themselves to aggressive animals to try and convince clients that they are ready to pick a fight on command and defend the claim to the death.  But is this ultra aggressive lawyering style the best approach to take?  Will being the ‘great white’ attorney help you to get the best result…

How to Handle Cases with High Media Attention

In today’s 24/7 news cycle attorneys must be cognizant of media attention and how to handle high profile cases that end up in the headlines.  Nowadays, you can take a case involving a high school student doing a partially nude photo spread for the school newspaper …. and wake up the next morning with 50 voicemails from various local and national media…

Damages in Litigation

Damages are the key to many types of cases, from personal injury to business disputes.  But calculating damages can be a tricky proposition and often requires expert testimony to arrive at the correct valuations. In Damages in Litigation, forensic accountants Richard Holstrom and Aaron Esquivel of RGL Forensics provide an overview of the methods used to calculate damages in litigation.  The main areas…

CLE Course: The Limits of Persuasion: Know Them and Use Them

Influencing other people can be a challenging task.  Many people hold strong beliefs and opinions on a number of positions – from gun regulation to their favorite sports team.  However, persuasion techniques can be employed to influence and convince others to change their beliefs or at least get them to move away from an entrenched position. Robert Cialdini – Six Principles of Influence…

CLE Course: How to Prepare Your Client for Deposition

Considering that less than 5% of cases go to trial, deposition is now one of the most crucial aspects of litigation.  For your anxious client, the deposition is almost the functional equivalent of their “day in court.” One of the most useful subjects, both for lawyers and their clients, has been preparing to give testimony at a deposition. Proper preparation of the…