The principles of Law and Legal Liability as they apply to automobile and general liability risks.
The one-week Casualty Adjusting course teaches the principles of Law and Legal Liability as they apply to automobile and general liability risks. The course focuses on the methods of investigating and determining legal liability, evaluation of damages, reserving, and settlement practices.
Students participate in workshops and case studies to build skills, increase confidence and encourage analytic decision making for self-insured risks. The workshops concentrate on investigating and determining legal duties, burden of proof, comparative fault, damages and the disposition of claims involving automobile and truck accidents, injuries sustained on owned premises by others, property damage to others and other common liability occurrences.
Continuing Education Units:
This course may be available for Continuing Education credits, please contact Vale for details.
Examiners and field claim adjusters of self-insured companies; state, county and municipal government units and adjusting firms who must know legal liability principles and investigation techniques to handle auto and general liability loss exposures.
Supervisors and managers who require a basic understanding of legal liability principles and claim handling techniques.
Principles of Law
Common and Statute Law
Systems of Courts – Jurisdiction
Litigation – Practice and Procedure
Why We Take Statements
Techniques and Guides
Automobile Liability and Coverage
Principles, Concepts, Negligence
Understanding the Personal Auto Policy
UM, Med Pay, Physical Damage
Commercial Auto Policy
Principles of Legal Liability
Tort vs. Contract
Duties, Negligence Theory
Comparative – Contributory
Law of Contracts
Workshop and Case Study
Good Faith Claims Handling
Ethics, Documentation, Professionalism
Unfair/Fair Claims Practices
Deceptive Trade Practices
Measures of Damage, Admissibility
Collateral Source, Consortium
Wrongful Death, Survivor Statutes
Latest Trends in Case law
Evaluation and Settlement
Reserves, Reserving and Statistics
Facts, Law, Evidence, Injury or Damage
Settlement Values, Techniques
Negotiating – Insureds, Claimants, Attorneys
Photos and Diagrams