Catastrophic Burn Injury Cases: Assessing Claims, Litigating, Negotiating Settlements
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to personal injury attorneys for bringing or defending against catastrophic burn injury claims. Our panel will explain best practices for assessing a potential burn injury client, collecting and presenting medical records and materials, developing effective expert witness testimony, and leveraging other evidence to position a burn injury case for settlement or trial.
- Assessing cases
- Interviewing clients
- Reviewing insurance coverage
- Proving or defending against liability
- Theories of liability
- Establishing or challenging causation
- Common defenses
- Evidentiary challenges
- Calculating damages
- Plaintiff strategies
- Defense strategies
- Negotiating with insurance adjusters
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the different theories of liability that are generally pursued in burn injury claims?
- What evidentiary challenges do counsel face with burn injury claims?
- What are some effective strategies for calculating or defending against damages in burn injury cases?
David M. Schmid, Esq.
Stark & Stark
Mr. Schmid focuses his practice on cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries, with an emphasis on severe burn... | Read More
Mr. Schmid focuses his practice on cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries, with an emphasis on severe burn injuries, construction injuries, automobile negligence, and premises liability. Mr. Schmid serves his clients through his involvement in professional organizations operated for the benefit of burn survivors and other seriously injured victims. He is a member of the American Burn Association and National Fire Protection Association and frequently contributes articles and blogs focusing on the care, recovery and rights of burn injury survivors.Close
Kenneth A. Solomon, PH.D., P.E., POST PH.D.
Chief Scientist and Technical Director
Dr. Solomon retired in December 1998 from the RAND Corporation where he served as a Senior Scientist for over 22 years.... | Read More
Dr. Solomon retired in December 1998 from the RAND Corporation where he served as a Senior Scientist for over 22 years. Dr. Solomon served as a Professor at the RAND Graduate School and as an Adjunct Professor at UCLA, USC, Naval Post-Graduate School, and George Mason University. His areas of expertise include engineering, risk and safety analysis, accident reconstruction, bio-dynamics, and human factors. Dr. Solomon is a Professional Engineer and is a Board Certified Forensic Examiner in Engineering, Technology and Law Enforcement.Close