Overcoming "Minor Impact" Defenses in Auto Cases Live Webinar CLE
Posted by Alex Miller on Oct 02, 2012
Many motor vehicle cases involve cases with "minimal" vehicle damage. In the early 1990s State Farm, Allstate and others started handling these claims differently as "minor impact" or "Minor Impact Soft Tissue" (MIST) cases. Insurers started making little or no offers on these cases, despite US government data showing people are being injured in these crashes. As Allstate's profits soared the rest of the auto insurers followed. Lawyers started rejecting these cases, despite a huge number of people being injured every year in these crashes.
Dr. Arthur Croft is one of the world’s leading educators on traumatic injuries from motor vehicle collisions. He has been actively engaged in whiplash research for the past twenty-six years, and he coauthored the first textbook on whiplash, Whiplash Injuries: The Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome.
In this webinar, you will learn how to overcome typical "minor impact" defenses raised by insurance adjustors and defense lawyers. Dr. Art Croft discusses the junk science that the defense uses in cases where vehicle damage is small. You will learn why there is no direct comparison between everyday activities, such as a sneeze or sitting down in a chair, and a traumatic injury caused by a car crash. Croft will explain how drivers and passengers can be injured in low-speed crashes when there is little or no vehicle damage.
This webinar is a rare opportunity for lawyers to hear Dr. Croft speak about how to overcome defenses in "minor impact" auto cases.