Wrongful Death Claims and Survival Actions: Pursuing or Defending Claims
Assessing Claims, Proving or Defending Liability, Navigating Complex Valuation and Settlement Issues
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to plaintiff and defense counsel for pursuing or defending against wrongful death claims and survival actions. The panel will discuss effective tactics for assessing claims, proving or defending liability, calculating damages, and negotiating settlements.
- Case assessment
- Proving or defending against liability
- Evidentiary issues
- Assessing damages, including use of economic experts
- Negotiating settlements
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the legal and practical considerations for attorneys pursuing or defending wrongful death claims and survival actions?
- What challenges do counsel face in valuing wrongful death claims—and how can they be overcome?
- What defenses have been successful in these cases—and how can plaintiff counsel defeat them?
Donald Patrick Eckler
Pretzel & Stouffer
Mr. Eckler’s practice has evolved from primarily representing insurers in coverage disputes to managing complex... | Read More
Mr. Eckler’s practice has evolved from primarily representing insurers in coverage disputes to managing complex litigation in which he represents a wide range of professionals, businesses and tort defendants. His record of success includes numerous summary judgments, several successful trial results and multiple favorable appellate results. His coverage practice for insurers and the insured involves CGL and personal lines policies, issues involving the duties to defend and indemnify, bad faith and the application of exclusions.Close
Daniel M. Gilleon
The Gilleon Law Firm
Mr. Gilleon focuses his practice on personal injury law, wrongful death, employment law, business litigation... | Read More
Mr. Gilleon focuses his practice on personal injury law, wrongful death, employment law, business litigation and civil rights. He is a an experienced plaintiff's civil trial attorney, and a recipient of the “Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award” given to him by peer attorneys. His extensive trial experience has led to several significant verdicts. He is often called on as a legal analyst and commentator by ABC, NBC, CBS and the Fox Network, where many of his cases have received expansive coverage.Close