Winning Your Personal Injury Claim-Table of Contents
In my book, Winning Your Personal Injury Claim, you will find everything you need to pursue your case w/o a lawyer, or to monitor your lawyer’s performance if that is the route you’ve chosen. Here is the Table of Contents from my book.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Personal Injury Litigation
War in the Courts
Chapter 1 – What to do After an Accident
At the Scene of the Accident
Emergency Room Treatment
The First Phone Call
Chapter 2 – The Personal Injury Attorney and You – Perfect Together?
Finding a Personal Injury Attorney
The Initial Consultation
The Attorney’s Fee Agreement
Can You Handle Your Case Without a Lawyer?
Handling Your Case Without a Lawyer.
Handling Your Lawsuit Without a Lawyer.
Beware the Friendly Insurance Adjuster.
Dissatisfaction with Attorneys
Who Needs Lawyers?
Keeping Your Lawyer on His Toes.
Chapter 3 – The Various Kinds of Injury Cases
Protecting Your Child’s Rights After an Accident
Fall Down Accidents (“Slip and Falls”)
Food Poisoning Cases
Chapter 4 – Medical Treatment for your Injuries
The M. D. v. the Chiropractor
Chapter 5 – The Settlement Process
Placing a Monetary Value on an Injury
Alternate Dispute Resolution – Giving Peace a Chance.
Chapter 6 – The Lawsuit Process
The Lawsuit Deadline – Statutes of Limitations
Starting a Lawsuit – Choice of Trials
Choice of Venue
Chapter 7 – The Discovery Process
Ending the Sneak Attack
Interrogatories and the Request for Production of Documents
The “Independent” Medical Examination
Chapter 8 – The Trial – All Out War
Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!!
Voir Dire – The Trial Begins Opening Statements
Re-direct and Re-cross Examination
Loss of Earnings and Earning Capacity
Loss of Consortium
The Burden of Proof
The Defense Case
Assumption of Risk
“I Object, Your Honor”
Closing Argument-The Lawyers’ Last Chance
Jury Instructions and Deliberations
“And the Winner is…”
Chapter 9 – Understanding “Tort Reform” – tough Insurance Choices
Limited Tort v. Full Tort
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage
“Tort Reform” -A perspective After Five Years.
Chapter 10 – Insurance Fraud and Other Problems
Ambulance Chasers – They’ll Lie to You Too.
APPENDIX A – Sample Voir Dire Questions
APPENDIX B – Sample Jury Instructions (Points for Charge)
APPENDIX C – Sample Authorization
APPENDIX D – Sample New Client Letter
APPENDIX E – Sample Contingent Fee Agreement
APPENDIX F – Sample opening letter to the insurance company
APPENDIX G – Sample opening letter to the defendant
APPENDIX H – Sample Questions for Depositions, Statements and Trial
APPENDIX I – Sample medical records requests
APPENDIX J – Sample car accident complaint
APPENDIX K – Sample fall down accident complaint
APPENDIX L – Sample discovery motion
APPENDIX M – Sample Interrogatories for a Car Accident Case
APPENDIX N – Sample Interrogatories for a Fall Down Case
APPENDIX O – Sample Request for Production of Documents
APPENDIX P– Sample Client Letter Concerning “Independent” Medical Examinations
APPENDIX Q – Sample Release