Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals

ISBN-10: 1454838787
ISBN-13: 9781454838784
Edition: 3rd
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List price: $162.95
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 11/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 470
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals is a basic textbookfor the paralegal torts course, emphasizing personal injury and medicalinformation useful in litigating torts cases. It provides paralegalstudents with the foundational information on torts and to teach themhow to apply the skills they will need when working as personal injuryparalegals.The text features teachable and comprehensive coverage, beginning withan introduction to the concept of torts and then moving into eachelement of negligence. The book then tackles medical malpractice as atype of negligence. Intentional Torts are covered next, followed by achapter on Worker's Compensation. The book concludes with chapters onhow to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigation. Anintroduction to medicine is provided as an appendix. All of the topicsincluded in AAfPE's Model Tort Law syllabus are covered. A specialemphasis is given to medical information specifically related topersonal injury, including a guide on how to obtain medical records andhow to understand those records.The book provides a wealth of examples, written in a clear,understandable style. A comprehensive Instructor's Manual includessample syllabi, chapter overviews, and a test bank.New to the Third Edition:Recent developments in the law incorporated through new examplesthroughout the text * More assignments that reflect practice in theworkplace, such as documenting damages and preparing trial exhibitsMore exercises included in every chapterExpanded coverage of Duty to Act in Chapter 2More on the differences between agents, employees, and independentcontractors in Chapter 6Renzi v. Paredes, pertaining to loss of chance in medical malpracticelaw, added to Chapter 8.More on Easements and Adverse Possession in Chapter 10, including anew sidebar on when Trespassing to Land becomes Adverse PossessionNew sidebar on "Stand Your Ground" laws included in Chapter 11Expanded coverage of public nuisances in Chapter 13

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