Personal Injury Trial Strategies: Arguing Pain and Suffering, Pre-Impact Damages, Conscious Suffering Before Death
Burden of Proof, When to Appeal and Standard of Review, Remedies Available
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss the art of arguing for or against a plaintiff's claims for pain and suffering, including pre-impact damages and conscious pain and suffering before death, as well as some of the evidentiary keys to unlocking these damages and the burden of proof at trial.
- Types of pain and suffering
- Methods for calculating pain and suffering damages
- Forbidden arguments
- Burden of proof
- Types of evidence that may be used
- Pre-incident and conscious suffering before death
- Standards of review on appeal
The panel will review these and other relevant topics:
- What is "pain and suffering"?
- What are some methodologies that may be used to calculate pain and suffering damages?
- What types of arguments are prohibited?
- What key issues should counsel consider when seeking expert witnesses?
Christopher G. Campbell
Mr. Campbell is a partner in the firm’s Product Liability and Mass Tort practice. He has experience in all phases... | Read More
Mr. Campbell is a partner in the firm’s Product Liability and Mass Tort practice. He has experience in all phases of litigation, including first-chairing jury and bench trials in state and federal courts and arguing appeals. He is co-author of the book Expert Witnesses: Products Liability Cases (West 2009), an in-depth guide to expert witness development in all types of product liability and mass tort matters, including pharmaceutical, toxic torts, automotive, industrial accidents and children's and consumer products.Close
Bryan A. Green
Baron & Budd
Mr. Green represents individuals and families who have sustained devastating injuries or suffered wrongful deaths of... | Read More
Mr. Green represents individuals and families who have sustained devastating injuries or suffered wrongful deaths of loved ones due to the reckless and careless acts of others. He aggressively pursues justice for them and ensures that wrongdoers are held accountable. In doing so, Mr. Green has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.Close
Ms. Marshall focuses her practice in the area of litigation.| Read More
Ms. Marshall focuses her practice in the area of litigation.Close