Calculating Pain & Suffering in Auto Injury

$195.00

Re-Broadcast on June 18, 2018

CLE Credits earned: 2 GEN

In this webcast, Steven Vinick discusses the various types of non-economic damages, also known as pain and suffering damages, that are available in automobile injury cases. He explains ways in which to use physical damages, disfigurement, humiliation, and embarrassment to maximize your client’s damages. He also goes over issues concerning permanency, aggravation of prior injuries and the “susceptible” plaintiff. He offers tips regarding how to make the most of your client’s mental/emotional pain and lost capacity to enjoy life. Mr. Vinick also discusses topics regarding pre-impact fright, loss of consortium, the types of witnesses to prove pain and suffering, and the best way to utilize these damages during trial. He also offers his recommendations regarding how to make the plaintiff’s testimony compelling and the effective use of exhibits.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Types of damages that constitute pain and suffering
•   Jury instructions
•   Key witnesses for maximizing damages
•   Use of exhibits
•   Trial strategies

Date / Time: June 18, 2018

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: April 18, 2018

Steven B. Vinick, Esq. has been in practice for 25 years in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has been a Maryland and District of Columbia Super Lawyer from 2012-1017. Mr. Vinick was awarded the Maryland Association for Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2011. He is also a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Vinick has tried numerous cases in Maryland which resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts. In the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, Mr. Vinick obtained a $2.5 million dollar verdict on behalf a woman whose feet were burned by a home health aide. In the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, he obtained an $11.5 million dollar verdict for a client whose husband was shot and killed by police officers. In the same court a few years earlier, Mr. Vinick obtained a $6 million verdict in a civil rights lawsuit which exonerated a man wrongly accused of raping and killing his estranged wife. This case was upheld on appeal. In the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, he obtained a $3 million dollar verdict for a case involving a birth trauma. Mr. Vinick has settled more than thirty multi-million dollar civil cases for a variety of medical malpractice and personal injury matters. It is worth noting that Mr. Vinick has tried cases in Federal courts in both Washington, D.C., and Maryland, the District of Columbia Superior Court, and courthouses all over the State of Maryland.

Mr. Vinick is also active with his local bar association. He presently serves on the Prince George’s County Bar Association’s Board of Directors, and was selected to serve on the Judicial Nominations Committee of the Prince George’s County Bar Association.

Mr. Vinick also regularly gives seminars and presents programs for the Maryland State Bar Association and the National Business Institute. The topics on which he has spoken include: Deposition Skills, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury from Start to Finish, Handling the Auto Injury Claim, Managing Liens and Subrogation, Medicare, Ethics, Ethics of Electronically Stored Information, The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Medical Malpractice Damages, Applying the Rules of Evidence, The Effects of Bias and Its Elimination, Legal Ethics: Confidentiality and Third Parties, Search and Seizure, Smartphone and Text Technology, Closing Arguments and Using Expert Reports, and Smartphone and Text Evidence in Personal Injury Cases.

Mr. Vinick clerked for the Honorable L. Leonard Ruben of the Montgomery County Circuit Court from 1992-1993. After practicing insurance defense for two years, he joined Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A. in 1995, where he presently practices. As a principal in their Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Defense practice groups, he has 25 years of experience in representing clients in matters including medical malpractice, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, civil rights, employment discrimination, and both misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses. Over the course of his career, Mr. Vinick has earned a reputation as a skilled litigator and highly effective courtroom advocate.

After graduating in 1988 from the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, magna cum laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, Mr. Vinick attended the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he earned his J.D. and graduated cum laude in 1991.

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