Course Detail: PIPC - Personal Injury for Paralegals

Course Description

With this exciting, fast-paced class you will learn many of the legal terms, causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. We will review the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based. Students will discuss interviewing, investigating and other case building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal's success in the law office.

Class discussions and lesson material will include the different kinds of personal injury claims including (but not limited to): car accidents, slip and falls, medical negligence/malpractice, manufacturer product defects, and class-action lawsuits. Discover the basic categories of damages recovery, statutes of limitations, and schemes for liability.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Interview clients with a narrative of the injury
  • Review medical records and nurses' n964otes
  • Prepare summaries of depositions
  • Interview medical witnesses
  • Observe and identify possible areas of negligence
  • Keep and organize a trial notebook
  • Understand the concept of products liability
  • Be familiar with the concept of duty toward the victim
  • Distinguish personal injury from torts to property or reputation
  • Distinguish private torts from governmental torts under the Federal Torts Claims Act

Expectations

This is an accelerated course. You will be expected to spend an average of at least 12 hours per week reading and completing writing assignments. Please note that extensions will not be granted for this online course. This course is the equivalent of at least 50 clock hours of study. 70%is the minimum passing score on all tests and assignments for this course.

Registration Deadlines

Course Begins

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Course Ends

July 1

July 5

August 16, 2019

August 26

August 30

October 11, 2019

October 21

October 25

December 6, 2019

January 13

January 17

February 28, 2020

March 9

March 13

April 24, 2020

May 4

May 8

June 19, 2020

Required Books

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals - ISBN 9781454838784

Recommended Books

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition - ISBN 978-1-4180-8091-4

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.

 

 





Course Resources
Personal Injury for Paralegals - SYLLABUS (PDF Document)

Available Sessions