Premises Liability Claims: Plaintiff and Defense Strategies in Slip and Fall, Inadequate Security Cases

Assessing Claims, Proving or Defending Liability, Overcoming Evidentiary Challenges, and Maximizing or Mitigating Damages

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to personal injury plaintiff and defense counsel for pursuing or defending premises liability claims involving slip and falls or negligent security. The panel will discuss effective tactics for assessing a potential claim; collecting, preserving, presenting or challenging evidence; evaluating, proving or defending liability and damages; and leveraging or challenging expert witness testimony.

Description

Premises liability claims involve injuries resulting from slip and falls and negligent security and are generally filed against shopping center and mall owners or managers, retailers, hotel chains, residential and commercial property owners, or security contractors.

Plaintiff and defense counsel face a wide range of legal issues in premises liability cases, including evaluating potential theories of liability and responsible parties, proving or defending against liability and damages, evaluating the admissibility of evidence, working with experts, assessing insurance coverage, and much more.

Attorneys must have an expert understanding of applicable laws and building code standards, common law standards of care, Daubert rules governing expert witnesses, how to negotiate with insurance adjusters, and how to allocate liability when there are multiple defendants.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses best practices for personal injury plaintiff and defense counsel for pursuing or defending slip and fall and negligent security cases, from assessing claims through proving and defending damages.

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Outline

  1. Assessing cases
    1. Interviewing clients
    2. Reviewing insurance coverage
  2. Proving or defending against liability
    1. Theories of liability
    2. Establishing or challenging causation
    3. Common defenses
    4. Working with experts
    5. Evidentiary challenges
  3. Calculating damages
    1. Plaintiff strategies
    2. Defense strategies
  4. Negotiating with insurance adjusters

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the different theories of liability that are generally pursued in premises liability claims?
  • What evidentiary challenges do counsel face with premises liability claims?
  • What are some effective strategies for calculating or defending against damages in premises liability cases?
  • How are liability and damages generally approached when there are multiple defendants in a premises liability case?
     

Faculty

Richard D. Abrams
Richard D. Abrams

Partner
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers

Mr. Abrams focuses on personal injury law. As a defense attorney, his practice areas include premises liability,...  |  Read More

David H. Fleisher, P.E.
David H. Fleisher, P.E.

Fleisher Forensics

Mr. Fleisher has evaluated litigation and claim matters involving premises liability, highway, construction and...  |  Read More

E. Michael Moran
E. Michael Moran

Partner
Law & Moran, Attorneys at Law

Mr. Moran practices exclusively in the area of personal injury. His areas of practice include premises...  |  Read More

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