The fourth edition of Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, a two-volume set, is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource for practicing plaintiffs’ attorneys and their staffs. Written by over sixty contributing experts on trial law and personal injury medicine, this new edition is stuffed with detailed advice, practice tips, arguments, charts, illustrations, and examples that you won’t find collected together anywhere else.
This new edition provides a step-by-step guide through the process of a personal injury claim, from the initial client interview to closing statements, including:
- Detailed discussions of how to negotiate for better outcomes during settlement and navigate through alternatives to litigation.
- Ways to present and make effective damages arguments for a variety of different kinds of cases (from punitive and wage-loss to noneconomic and medical related damages).
- The importance of understanding vital details such as how insurance companies are likely to view your clients’ claims.
- How to fight secrecy orders and deal with corporate defendants in discovery.
- In-depth explorations into common medical issues in personal injury cases, from basic anatomy and medical examination to epidemiology.
- An instructive overview on the benefits and methodology of using focus groups and mock trials to inform your strategies in settlement and trial.
- Essential elements of trial including everything from jury selection to closing statements.
Whether you’re settling your cases or following through to verdict, this is the must-have field manual to personal injury cases for every plaintiff’s attorney in America.