In this fast-paced class, you will learn many of the legal terms, causes of action and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. You will review the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based; you will also discuss interviewing, investigating and other case building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal's success in the law office. Class discussions and lesson material will include the different kinds of personal injury claims, including (but not limited to) car accidents, slip and falls, medical negligence/malpractice, manufacturer product defects, and class-action lawsuits. You will discover the basic categories of damages recovery, statutes of limitations and schemes for liability.
This is an accelerated course. You will be expected to spend an average of at least 12 hours per week reading and completing writing assignments. Please note that extensions will not be granted. This course is the equivalent of at least 50 clock hours of study. 70% is the minimum passing score on all tests and assignments.
- Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals, most recent Edition, by Emily Lynch Morissette, Aspen Publishers
Highly Recommended Legal Resources
- Oran’s Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition, by Daniel Oran. Clifton Park: Delmar Cengage Learning
For more information, call The Center for Legal Studies at 800.522.7737 or visit their Online Store to order.
|Name||Session Dates||Location||Format||Registration Dates|
|Personal Injury for Paralegals-Online||01/10/22 - 02/25/22||Online||08/06/21 - 01/07/22||REGISTER NOW|
|Personal Injury for Paralegals-Online||08/23/21 - 10/08/21||Online||04/09/21 - 08/20/21||REGISTER NOW|
|Personal Injury for Paralegals-Online||10/18/21 - 12/03/21||Online||06/04/21 - 10/15/21||REGISTER NOW|