The Lawyers' Guide to Personal Injury Law

Author: Jason Shapiro

Publisher: WingSpan Press

ISBN: 1595941878

Category: Law

Page: 240

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The Lawyers' Guide to Personal Injury Law is an instructional textbook for attorneys who want to become experts in the field of negligence law. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the law in a multitude of areas within the field, including the various types of construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, premises accidents, and more. The Lawyers' Guide to Personal Injury Law also provides a detailed roadmap - from intake through trial - to successfully litigating each of these claims and, ultimately, maximizing monetary compensation for accident victims and their families.

The Lawyer's Guide to Social Networking

Understanding Social Media's Impact on the Law

Author: John G. Browning

Publisher: Aspatore Books

ISBN: 9780314273505

Category: Law

Page: 227

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Written by a veteran litigator and leading expert on law and social media, The Lawyers Guide to Social Networking provides a comprehensive look at how social media is affecting the legal system. This book examines the myriad ways in which information from sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter is being put to use in everything from criminal and family law matters to personal injury, employment, and commercial cases nationwide. The author illustrates how the pervasive social networking phenomenon is redefining traditional notions of jurisdiction, duty, service of process, and legal ethics while using actual trial and appellate level cases to analyze the discoverability and admissibility of social media evidence.

The Lawyer's Guide to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act

Author: Richard M. Alderman

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1579113273

Category: Law

Page: 820

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This all-inclusive guide contains a wealth of information you'll need to practice successfully in this area of law. Annual updates ensure that The Lawyer's Guide to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act is the most up-to-date compilation of research on this subject. Recent decisions emphasize the wide range of remedies available under the Act, including the award of attorneys' fees. The Lawyer's Guide to the Deceptive Trade Practices Act is the most thorough reference of its kind. A few of the many topics covered include: • "Incidental" versus "intended" beneficiaries • How the Act applies to a "personal injuries" claim • Liability of, and defenses available to, "professionals" • Availability of damages for "economic loss" and "mental anguish" • Multiple damages for conduct found to be commmitted "knowingly" or "intentionally" • The Texas Residential Construction Commission Act (RCCA) and the Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA) and their relation to the Texas DTPA • Class action suits, warranties, settlement and attorneys' fees. After consulting The Lawyer's Guide to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, complexities related to the Act become understandable. Your consumer law practice will benefit from clear, concise explanations of the law. The guide contains useful legal analysis as well as functional practice advice to steer your Texas consumer law practice toward success.

The Lawyer's Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers' Compensation

Author: Robert G. Rassp

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1522164898

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Senate Bill 863 (SB 863) and Senate Bill 899 (SB 899) have taken the California workers' compensation industry by storm, revolutionizing the way permanent disability is determined along with changes in apportionment of disability. Now that the 5th Edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is the gold standard as the first step to determine permanent disability in California, the claims, legal, and judicial participants in the workers' compensation system need their own guidance on the use of the AMA Guides in these cases. The Lawyer's Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers' Compensation, by Robert G. Rassp, is the only practical guide to help you calculate and understand permanent disability ratings under SB 899 and the AMA Guides. Workers' compensation claims involving the AMA Guides will emerge that hinge on the proper use, misuse, or under-use of the Guides and on the causation of permanent disability under the apportionment statutes and developing case law. The Lawyer's Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers' Compensation will assist you in the proper use of the AMA Guides and thus enable you to determine whether a medical report constitutes substantial evidence. In addition, there are some observations about the AMA Guides that are intended to assist you in learning and understanding them and to help you formulate questions to doctors about them. The Lawyer's Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers' Compensation is organized as follows: • Chapter 1 contains definitions of common terms and a list of acronyms along with explanatory material, as well as a list of common medical conditions by AMA Guides chapter. • Chapter 2 covers the effects of SB 899 and SB 863 reform legislation and the application of the AMA Guides to California workers' compensation cases. This chapter teaches you how to do a rating string under the 2005 PDRS and 2013 PDRS. • Chapter 3 is a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the AMA Guides. • Chapter 4 contains examples of AMA compliant and non-AMA compliant medical reports and a discussion about developing the record to establish accurate WPI ratings under the AMA Guides 5th Edition. • Chapter 5 provides a summary of how SB 863 affects your law practice, including changes in the law that affect permanent disability payments, supplemental job displacement benefits and the Return To Work fund. Some examples of how to rate specific types of injuries are included. • Chapter 6 contains summaries of cases and WCAB panel decisions relating to the AMA Guides, the 2005 PDRS, and apportionment, along with expert commentary. • Chapter 7 provides a framework for discovery in cases that involve the AMA Guides and covers medical-legal issues related to rebutting a strict impairment rating under the AMA Guides 5th edition. • Chapter 8 provides medical information every lawyer and judge should know about specific parts and regions of the body we commonly see in our cases. • Chapter 9 provides a detailed discussion of psychiatric injuries—how they are now diagnosed under the DSM-5, how and when they can be rated for permanent impairment, possible alternative rating methods not using the GAF scale, and apportionment issues. • Appendix A contains the 2005 PDRS, which is reprinted in full for your convenience. Note: Until the Administrative Director adopts an official 2013 PDRS, SB 863 mandates reference to the adjustments for occupation and age in the 2005 PDRS. • Appendix C updated "money charts" (permanent disability rates) for quick reference. We thank Jay Shergill, Esq. for allowing us to reprint his latest tables in our publication. • The Index is organized by topic and helps you quickly find what you need in this guidebook.

The Lawyer's Guide to Negotiation

A Strategic Approach to Better Contracts and Settlements

Author: Xavier M. Frascogna,H. Lee Hetherington

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781570738913

Category: Law

Page: 218

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Revised edition of : Negotiation strategy for lawyers by Xavier M. Frascogna, Jr. and H. Lee Hetherington.

The Lawyer's Guide to Lead Paint, Asbestos, and Chinese Drywall

Author: Alan Kaminsky,Karen L. Campbell

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604429183

Category: Law

Page: 205

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Learn about the current issues affecting lead paint, asbestos, and Chinese drywall litigation cases with this book. Written from both the plaintiff and defense perspective, the guide offers advice on defending a case and a state-by-state summary for comparison and the future of each of these unique litigation issues. It also includes strategies for the defense when trying a case and identifies issues that often arise or should be considered when prosecuting.

The Lawyer's Guide to Effective Yellow Pages Advertising

Author: Kerry Randall,Andru J. Johnson

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590316214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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Although Yellow Pages advertising should be a major profit-building business marketing strategy for many law firms, the harsh reality is that 99% of ads simply don't work. This book will provide you with the information you need to create effective, powerful Yellow Pages ads and drive your client development programs forward. You'll find information on identifying and focusing on your target market, as well as how to plan and design the perfect ad that not only reaches potential clients, but motivates them to call. Book jacket.