Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Claims in Auto Accident Cases
Assessing Damages, Proving Claims, Leveraging Experts
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to personal injury attorneys for identifying signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in car accident victims and pursuing appropriate compensation. The panel will discuss best practices for proving PTSD claims and assessing damages, including engaging medical experts to prove the PTSD diagnosis is accurate and the PSTD was caused or exacerbated by the car accident.
- Identifying the signs and symptoms of PTSD in auto accident victims
- Proving causation and assessing damages
- Using experts to establish causation and damages
- Cross-examining the defendant’s expert witness
- Settlement negotiations with insurance adjusters
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What challenges do personal injury counsel face in proving PTSD claims?
- What factors should personal injury counsel consider in determining the monetary value of a claim?
- What are best practices for working with experts to establish causation and damages for claims?
- What are best practices for negotiating settlements with insurance companies related to claims?
Jason Neufeld, Esq.
Neufeld Kleinberg & Pinkiert
Mr. Neufeld represents seriously injured clients in a variety of claims, including auto accidents, security and... | Read More
Mr. Neufeld represents seriously injured clients in a variety of claims, including auto accidents, security and premises negligence, products liability, and wrongful death. Mr. Neufeld currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North Dade Bar Association (former President, VP and Treasurer).Close
Dr. Keyhill Sheorn, M.D.
Dr. Sheorn is a general psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, and is... | Read More
Dr. Sheorn is a general psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, and is especially adept at determining what is, or is not, PTSD. She is the Director of Psychotherapy Training at Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Psychiatry, and is the recent past president of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society. Dr. Sheorn lectures nationally, providing continuing education to other physicians and professionals in their field.Close