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Car Crash Symposium 2018

Product ID: CJ2713
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Steer clear of confusion

Car accidents and traffic deaths in Wisconsin increased in 2017 – an unfortunate trend analysts are blaming on distracted driving. Wrecks can cause property damage, injuries, and fatalities. Navigating the consequences of a bad accident is no Sunday drive. If you want to be more prepared and effective in your next auto accident case, park yourself at the Car Crash Symposium 2018.

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Steer clear of confusion

Car accidents and traffic deaths in Wisconsin increased in 2017 – an unfortunate trend analysts are blaming on distracted driving. Wrecks can cause property damage, injuries, and fatalities. Navigating the consequences of a bad accident is no Sunday drive. If you want to be more prepared and effective in your next auto accident case, park yourself at the Car Crash Symposium 2018.

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Program Chairs

Laura M. Lyons
Bell Moore & Richter S.C.
Madison

Jacqueline Chada Nuckels
Jacobs Injury Law S.C.
Milwaukee

Faculty

Robert D. Crivello
Cannon & Dunphy S.C.
Brookfield

Matthew R. Falk
Falk Legal Group LLC
Milwaukee



Ann S. Jacobs
Jacobs Injury Law S.C.
Milwaukee

Jason R. Just
Corneille Law Group, LLC
Green Bay

Kevin R. Martin
Martin Law Office, S.C.
Oak Creek

Stacie H. Rosenzweig
Halling & Cayo, S.C.
Milwaukee

Kristen S. Scheuerman
Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd.
Appleton

Arthur P. Simpson
Simpson & Deardoff, S.C.
Milwaukee

Monte E. Weiss
Weiss Law Office, S.C.
Mequon

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Common Insurance Coverage Issues in Car Crashes

  • Residency / Permission Issues
  • Primary / Excess Issues for UM/UIM claims
  • Permissible policy limit reductions
  • Validity of releases executed shortly after an accident
  • Trial evidence of collateral source payments

Monte E. Weiss

9:15 a.m. : Settlement Considerations: All Things Medicare

  • What is Section 111 Reporting?
  • Dealing with Conditional Payments and the Portal
  • Status of Set-Asides and What is Actually Required

Kristen S. Scheuerman

10:00 a.m. : From Crash Scene to the Courtroom: Utilizing Police Officers and Crash Scene Investigation in the Presentation of Your Case

  • Insight into the motivations of an investigating officer
  • Tips for understanding the role and qualifications of the investigating officer
  • Ways to utilize witness statements and crash scene data to establish liability

Jason R. Just

10:45 a.m. : Break

11:00 a.m. : Litigating the Multiple Crash Case

Ann S. Jacobs

11:45 a.m. : Litigating Damages in a Catastrophic Injury Case or Case with a Sympathetic Plaintiff

  • Developing a protocol to address issues
  • Life care plan issues
  • Loss of Earning Capacity issues
  • Life expectancy issues
  • Confronting sympathetic issues directly

Arthur P. Simpson

12:30 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. : Panel Discussion

Robert D. Crivello, Jason R. Just, Kristen S. Scheuerman, & Arthur P. Simpson

2:10 p.m. : Litigating Pre-existing Conditions in Auto Accident Trials

  • Set the narrative during voir dire and opening statement
  • Prosecute, rather than defend, pre-existing conditions during the evidence phase of trial
    o Make pre-existing conditions a sword and not a shield
    o Arm yourself and jurors for closing arguments with medical records and testimony
    o The “continuum of treatment” cross examination
  • Putting it all together during closing argument

Kevin R. Martin

2:50 p.m. : Settlement Considerations: ERISA and Lien Resolution

Matthew R. Falk

3:30 p.m. : Break

3:45 p.m. : Uncivil Litigation - The Ethics of Keeping Your Cool When Tempers Flare

Between distressed clients, indignant witnesses, and impatient opposing counsel, car crash litigation can be fraught with emotion regardless of what side you’re on. This session will explore attorneys’ ethical obligations when dealing with angry, scared, and demanding parties in and out of court.

Stacie H. Rosenzweig

4:40 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Equip yourself for a variety of case challenges with guidance from experienced practitioners
  • Learn best practices for litigating cases with multi-car crashes, pre-existing conditions, catastrophic injury, and more
  • Find out how to use police and investigating officers to your benefit in trial
  • Be prepared to respond to insurance-related issues in your cases
  • Explore the ethics of handling emotional parties in contentious, high-stakes litigation
  • Know how to properly incorporate Medicare, ERISA, and lien resolution in settlements
  • Personal injury lawyers
  • Civil litigators
  • Torts lawyers
  • Insurance defense lawyers
  • General practitioners
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