Course Description

With this exciting, fast-paced class you will learn many of the legal terms, causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. We will review the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based. Students will discuss interviewing, investigating and other case building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal's success in the law office.

Class discussions and lesson material will include the different kinds of personal injury claims including (but not limited to): car accidents, slip and falls, medical negligence/malpractice, manufacturer product defects, and class-action lawsuits. Discover the basic categories of damages recovery, statutes of limitations, and schemes for liability.

See specific content information below in sections "Attend and You Will Learn" and "Additional Information".

Attend and You Will Receive

Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from North Carolina State University.

Attend and You Will Learn / Expected Outcome

Course Objectives

  • Interview clients with a narrative of the injury
  • Review medical records and nurses' notes
  • Prepare summaries of depositions
  • Interview medical witnesses
  • Observe and identify possible areas of negligence
  • Keep and organize a trial notebook
  • Understand the concept of products liability
  • Be familiar with the concept of duty toward the victim
  • Distinguish personal injury from torts to property or reputation
  • Distinguish private torts from governmental torts under the Federal Torts Claims Act

Notes / Additional Information

Required Course Textbooks

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals - Emily Lynch Morissette $175.00

Recommended Course Textbooks

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition - Daniel Oran $60.00

Texts may be purchased from The Center for Legal Studies Online Store.

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Section Title
Personal Injury for Paralegals
Mar 09, 2020 to Apr 24, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $1,117.00