The Automobile Accident Case: Taking Your Case to Trial

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Thursday, September 8, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, September 29, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $145

Information

Why Attend?

  • Review the basics of a commonly encountered case, from filing or answering the suit to post-trial matters and settlement
  • Get the most up-to-date information on laws, cases, and procedures
  • Learn and share best practices and tips

Whether you are contemplating taking your first auto accident case or you are a seasoned practitioner wanting the most up-to-date information, this seminar is for you.

In 2014 there was a traffic accident every 4½ minutes in Virginia, involving one out of every twenty-seven licensed drivers, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. There is little reason to expect 2016 and beyond to be appreciably better, with the number of licensed drivers and overall miles travelled always increasing. Many of the claims are handled amicably by insurance, but as every personal injury and insurance defense attorney knows, in a significant number of cases it is necessary to seek the assistance of knowledgeable lawyers.

This seminar serves as both a comprehensive overview and a refresher of Virginia law and practice regarding automobile litigation. Our experienced speakers will discuss every step of the process, highlighting laws, cases, procedures, and best practices to improve your results. Whether you are contemplating taking your first auto accident case or you are a seasoned practitioner wanting the most up-to-date information, this seminar is for you.

COURSE AGENDA

  • Filing Suit
    • General District Court vs. Circuit Court
    • Ad damnum
    • Allegations
  • Answering the Suit—Defense
    • Venue
    • Coverage
    • Tripartite relationship
  • Discovery
    • Cost-benefit analysis
    • Written discovery
    • Depositions
    • Experts and de bene esse depositions
    • Settlement attempts including ADR
  • Trial of the Case
    • Plaintiff case
    • Defense case
  • Post-Trial and Settlement
    • Releases and orders
    • Liens and outstanding balances
 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 8)

12:00 The Automobile Accident Case: Taking Your Case to Trial
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 29)

12:00 The Automobile Accident Case: Taking Your Case to Trial
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

T. Vaden Warren Jr., The Warren Firm, PLLC / Charlottesville
Stephanie Gacek Cook, Kalbaugh, Pfund & Messersmith, P.C. / Roanoke

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