Personal Injury Claims Against Municipalities: Pursuing or Defending Vehicular Liability and Premises Liability Claims

Evaluating Common Claims and Defenses, Navigating Strict Procedural Requirements, Overcoming Discovery Hurdles, Assessing Damages

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Wednesday, February 15, 2017
1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, January 27, 2017


The CLE webinar will provide guidance to personal injury, municipal and insurance defense attorneys for pursuing or defending against cases filed against municipalities that involve vehicular liability, premises liability and other common municipal liability claims based on negligence. The panel will review the strict procedural requirements that must be followed when suing municipalities, outline how to handle discovery and evidentiary issues unique to these cases, and review damages assessment and valuation issues.

Description

Personal injury counsel bringing claims against municipalities must understand myriad procedural requirements that must be met before filing a lawsuit and also be prepared to overcome immunity and several other legal defenses municipalities commonly raise. Attorneys defending municipal liability negligence cases must be versed in the most effective strategies to defeat or settle these claims early on.

The most common personal injury claims against municipalities allege that the condition of roads, sidewalks or buildings maintained by the municipality caused injury. Many cases also involve victims who were injured due to the negligent operation of a motor vehicle owned by the municipality and driven by its employee. Each of these claims involves different approaches, as well as different hurdles regarding discovery and damages assessment.

Listen as our authoritative panel of practitioners provides an overview of common types of negligence claims brought against municipalities, challenges for personal injury attorneys pursuing claims and municipal and insurance attorneys defending claims, discovery and evidentiary issues unique to these cases, and how to assess damages.

Outline

  1. Common claims against municipalities
  2. Notice requirements
  3. Pleading requirements
  4. Common defenses
  5. Discovery challenges
  6. Evidentiary challenges
  7. Assessing damages

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the legal and practical considerations for attorneys pursuing or defending against claims alleging municipal liability?
  • What evidentiary and discovery challenges are unique to municipal liability claims—and how can counsel best address them?
  • What defenses do municipalities often raise in these cases—and how can personal injury attorneys defeat them?

Faculty

Diane B. Sher, Esq.
Fineman Krekstein & Harris, Philadelphia

Ms. Sher has more than 30 years of experience defending commercial, governmental and individual clients in complex civil litigation. Her areas of focus include insurance defense, trucking litigation, and insurance coverage disputes. Ms. Sher also has broad experience in municipal liability law, including serving as the Assistant General Counsel to the School District of Philadelphia.

Additional faculty to be announced.


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