Your Guide to Key Components of Auto Injury Cases
Explore the critical elements of auto injury claims with this essential guide to insurance, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, bad faith, liens and subrogation issues. This course will provide you with the tools you need to understand the make-up of UM/UIM policies, and how claims and litigation involving these cases work. You will also take a look at the ways liens and subrogation can be negotiated and reduced in settlements. Enhance your knowledge of these essential fundamentals of auto injury cases - register today!
- Take a closer look at the ins and outs of negotiating with claims representatives.
- Review ways to determine what is covered under uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
- Discuss how claim and litigation are handled for UM/UIM claims.
- Examine what bad faith means and how it is determined.
- Dive into what is involved with the investigation and communication of liens and subrogation.
This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Charles W. Kramer, Thomas P. McDonald and Dustin T. Woehl on February 23, 2021. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.
All times are shown in Eastern time.
- Insurance Coverage Research and Negotiations with Claims Representatives
10:00 - 10:45, Thomas P. McDonald
- Auto Insurance Policies: Interpretation, Issues and Hidden Treasures
- Demand Packages
- Negotiating with the Adjuster
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
10:45 - 11:30, Thomas P. McDonald
- Was the Policy in Effect?
- Who is Insured? What Vehicles are Insured?
- Covered Events
- Duties and Coverage Conditions
- Hit-and-Run Accidents
- Limits and Stacking
- UM/UIM Claims and Litigation
11:45 - 12:30, Dustin T. Woehl
- Valuing the Claim - Does it Exceed Policy Limits?
- Notice of Claim
- Settlements and Releases
- Coverage Disputes and Litigation
- Insurance Coverage in Ridesharing Accidents
12:30 - 1:00, Dustin T. Woehl
- Bad Faith
1:30 - 2:15, Charles W. Kramer
- Definition of Bad Faith
- When Can a Bad Faith Claim be Brought?
- First Party Bad Faith vs. Third-Party Direct Actions
- Types of Bad Faith Claims in Auto Insurance Context
- Settlement Considerations
- Liens and Subrogation: ERISA, Medicare, Medicaid and More
2:15 - 3:45, Dustin T. Woehl
- Investigation and Communication
- Negotiations and Reduction
- Addressing Pending Liens in Settlement Negotiations
- Hospital/Medical Provider Liens
- ERISA Subrogation Liens
- Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare Recovery Act, and Medicare Set-Asides
- Medicaid Liens
- Workers' Compensation
- Legal Ethics
4:00 - 5:00, Charles W. Kramer
- Conflicts of Interest
- Attorneys' Fees
- Managing Client Expectations
- Preserving Confidentiality and Privilege
- Communicating with Represented and Unrepresented Persons
This legal program offers a detailed overview of auto litigation that will benefit attorneys. It may also benefit claims representatives, paralegals and in-house counsel.