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Damages in Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Cases 2023 - 6 CLE

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Welcome & Introduction

- Bryan L. Bradley, Program Chair

Primer on Indiana Wrongful Death Damages Law

• Child Wrongful Death

• Adult without dependents

• Adult with dependents

• Attorney Fees

• Survival Actions

- Roy T. Tabor

Probate Considerations (Presentation via Video)

• When would a Guardianship be needed?

• Use of Special Needs Trusts

• Impact of PI settlement on SSI, SSD, etc.

• Qualified Settlement Fund

• Special Administrations vs. General Administration

• What if the accident decedent had a will?

• Probate requirements with Survival Claim vs Wrongful Death Claim

• Why might a WD Administrator prefer to do a Special Administration?

• Minor Settlements

• Use of Structured Settlements

- Elizabeth A. Homes

Mediator’s Perspective – Tips for the Plaintiff and the Defense – Best Damage Practices for a Successful Mediation

- John C. Trimble

Economic Damages and Trial Issues

• Past medical (Stanley considerations

• Future (LCP)

• Earnings capacity/time

• Jury Instructions

• Life Expectancy

• Treating Physicians

• Retained Damages Experts

• Lay Witnesses

- M. Michael Stephenson

Presenting and Challenging Non-Economic Damages

- Lee C. Christie, for the Plaintiff

- Michael B. Langford, for the Defense

Damage Considerations in Cases Involving Divorce (Presentation via Video)

- Andrew Z. Soshnick



Bryan L. Bradley, Chair

Allen Law Group, LLC, Valparaiso

Lee C. Christie

Christie Farrell Lee & Bell, P.C., Indianapolis

Elizabeth A. Homes

Law Office of Elizabeth A. Homes LLC, Indianapolis

Michael B. Langford

The Mediation Group LLC, Indianapolis

Andrew Z. Soshnick

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Indianapolis

M. Michael Stephenson

Stephenson Rife LLP, Shelbyville

Roy T. Tabor

Tabor Law Firm, LLP, Indianapolis

John C. Trimble

Lewis Wagner, LLP, Indianapolis

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN • Premier Indiana CLE


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