Efficient Settlements in Auto Accident Claims
In today’s tough settlement climate, it is important to employ every effective tactic for increasing auto settlements and verdicts.
Now you download a free eBook full of settlement-enhancing tools and techniques – including how to maximize damages. Adapted from James Publishing’s New York Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents shows you how to get the most for your auto clients:
- The best investigatory tool an auto accident lawyer can use.
- Why you should use a modified hospital authorization form.
- Profitability rules of thumb for small cases.
- Your best bet for a lead witness.
- What to look for in emergency room records and hospital bills.
- Statements to always include on your authorizations.
- When to name a non-owner driver as an individual defendant.
- Combating the powerful seat belt defense.
- The best types of “moaner and groaner” witnesses.
- Using “pulling power” to emphasize an important exhibit.
- Cross-examining defense doctors.
- How to reduce settlement liens.
Motor Vehicle Accidents is loaded with more than 115 checklists, motions, document requests, letters, charts, discovery questions and more, all of which are also included in the text of this eBook. These are the same expertly-drafted forms that the authors have used to win their six and seven figure settlements and verdicts. Some examples are:
- Basic write-up kit includes retainer agreement, notice of intention to make claim, notice of claim against a municipality, restrictive authorizations (hospital, medical, work record), and a motor vehicle accident reporting form.
- Pattern jury instructions to determine the elements to be proved. All the relevant instructions are included and discussed.
- Auto liability checklist will speed the investigation process. Attach one to every new file.
- Investment cost estimation charts predict hours, disbursements, and trial preparation fees by stage of litigation to help you assess profitability.
- Checklist for investigating the defendant’s expert. Both common and little-used sources are provided for this crucial task.
- Plaintiff’s combined discovery demands. Discoverability, case authority, and objections to defendant’s demands are included in the accompanying discussion.
- Deposition question checklists. Specific to type of case and party, these artfully drafted questions showcase the authors’ expertise.
As motor vehicle cases grow more sophisticated, the cost to bring them has increased. Simultaneously, insurers and juries have toughened their stances against plaintiffs. The authors of this book have decades of auto litigation experience, and they have already been through most of the difficulties you will come across. In Motor Vehicle Accidents, they share what those decades have taught them. Focusing on the day-to-day practice of automobile cases, the authors offer tools, practice tips, and forms to make your auto practice more efficient.