Mastering Personal Injury Cases

A Physician Conference Recording

Aaron DeShaw & Peter M. Anderson
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Product Description

In this presentation, two of the top motor vehicle trial lawyers in America teach doctors what no other personal injury seminar for doctors has considered before. Containing highlights from Trial Guides’ intensive Personal Injury Conference for Doctors, this DVD set gives a comprehensive understanding of the insurance and legal issues involved with motor vehicle cases.

Aaron DeShaw is a nationally prominent doctor and trial lawyer who is best known for his pioneering work in revealing how the Colossus program evaluates claims. In this set, he takes doctors far beyond Colossus to discuss issues that can impact patients’ claims and result in underpayments to their clinics.

Peter Anderson is a highly respected Colorado trial lawyer with an extensive history of six- and seven-figure outcomes in common spinal injury claims that have resulted in chronic pain. He is a former claims adjustor who brings you insights into how insurers view your cases. He teaches doctors about the way that insurance claims work and about their role in a case, including depositions and trial testimony.

DeShaw and Anderson address topics including the following:

  • Minor impact cases
  • Ways to get your claims out of an insurer’s minor impact unit
  • The special investigations unit
  • Medical bill review software
  • The problems caused by direct referral program auto body shops
  • Your role in the insurance and legal processes of your patient’s claim
  • Overcoming the most common defense attacks
  • And much more

If you accept personal injury cases, this DVD set will improve your practice and the outcomes of your patients’ cases.

*Please note: This video set includes highlights from an exclusive $1,200 live event for doctors who accept motor vehicle cases. Certain exclusive content has not been included to preserve the value of attending the live event. Similarly, this set does not include the extensive written materials from the conference. Visit our Seminars & CLE page to find the next comprehensive Trial Guides seminar for doctors where you will learn even more.


Disc 1 [01:30:00]

  1. Mastering Personal Injury Cases For Doctors
  2. Overview
  3. Understanding How Your Notes Are Used in a PI Case
  4. Understanding All of the Patient’s Potential Insurance Claims
  5. What Should Your Patients Do and Not Do Immediately After a Collision?
  6. The Initial Patient Visit and Subsequent Chart Notes
  7. The Law on Preexisting Conditions

Disc 2 [01:08:00]

  1. Overcoming Minor Impact Defenses
  2. How Are Injury Claims Divided?
  3. Minor Impact and Special Investigations Unit Cases
  4. Problems Caused by Direct Referral Program Body Shops
  5. Problems with Aftermarket (Non-OEM) Parts
  6. The Financial Competition to Undervalue Vehicle Damage
  7. Special Investigations Unit
  8. Determining Causation
  9. Common Defenses
  10. Malingering
  11. Somatoform Disorder
  12. Claims That Your Patient Has a Personality Disorder

Disc 3 [01:12:00]

  1. Liens and Settlement Reduction Requests
  2. Liens and Settlement Reduction Requests
  3. Responses to Calls to Reduce Your Bill
  4. Research Disproving Typical Insurance Defenses
  5. Imaging: DMX and Differences in MRI Quality
  6. AMA Permanent Impairment from Spinal Instability
  7. Problems with the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition
  8. The Important Difference between the Words “Possible,” “Probable,” and “Certain”
  9. C1 Instability Cases
  10. Narrative Reports
  11. Problems with Your Client Settling a Third-Party Claim without a Lawyer
  12. Patients with Multiple Crashes, Apportionment, and Litigation

Disc 4 [01:55:00]

  1. Records in Motor Vehicle Cases
  2. What is Happening with Settlements?
  3. Colossus—How Your Records Impact Settlement Values
  4. The Importance of Re-diagnosing When Necessary
  5. Diagnoses
  6. Preexisting Conditions
  7. Permanent Impairment
  8. Prognosis
  9. Duties Under Duress/Disability
  10. Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  11. Other Colossus Factors
  12. Records in Litigation
  13. Lawyer Referrals

Disc 5 [01:19:00]

  1. Commonly Missed Traumatic Injuries
  2. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  3. Seizures from TBI
  4. Endocrine/Hormonal Changes after TBI
  5. Neurological Consequences of TBI
  6. Physical and Chemical Changes after TBI
  7. Glasgow Coma Score in TBI Cases
  8. Ensuring the Defense Uses the Standard Definition of Mild TBI
  9. Warning Signs of a Brain Bleed after Trauma
  10. Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks
  11. Inner Ear Injuries
  12. Alar and Transverse Ligament Injuries
  13. Neuropsychology—What Do the Reports Mean?

Disc 6 [02:11:00]

  1. From Crash Through Trial
  2. Overview of the Claim and Litigation Timeline
  3. The Insurance Bodily Injury Claims Adjustor
  4. The Period from Wreck to Demand
  5. Considering Whether to Go to Trial
  6. From Filing to Trial
  7. The Treating Doctor’s Role in the Patient’s Litigation
  8. Giving Your Deposition
  9. Trial Testimony
  10. Trial Testimony (continued)
  11. Cross-Examination
  12. Judicial Order in Peter’s Case

Total running time: 9.25 hours (555 minutes)

Additional Information


Publisher Trial Guides, LLC
DVD 555 minutes; 6 discs; 1st edition (2016); ISBN: 978-1941007495

1 review for Mastering Personal Injury Cases

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve been in PI for almost 2 decades and took countless seminars and have even been a CLE presenter as a doctor. This is a must for any doctor who wants to practice personal injury at a serious level. It will cut your learning time by years, because the information that is presented here is equivalent to many hard lessons. Attorneys, if you have doctors you work with, you should tell them to get this because it will make YOUR life easier.

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