As a plaintiff personal injury paralegal, you have an important role in the pre-litigation phase of your files.
The clients and the attorneys need you to quickly move those files forward towards the demand and settlement phase, but where do you start when you're managing 80+ active files?
This personal injury paralegal training course gives you the proactive case management techniques vital to your role working in a plaintiff's personal injury firm.
Our online training program starts with the initial client intake (by phone or in-person) and walks you through each step of the pre-litigation phase of a personal injury claim, all the way through the demand package and then filing the complaint if it doesn't settle.
Like all of our courses that give paralegals the tools to succeed, you'll receive a downloadable personal injury case checklist, tools, and lots of templates to use right away on your cases.
Some people say that we're addicted to checklists here at the Paralegal Boot Camp. They might be right. Because we know that when you're a personal injury case manager juggling 80+ files, the only way to stay sane is to stay organized.
We all know what happens when we're overworked and stressed. Things start to slip through the cracks. Mistakes get made. Then before you know it, the attorney starts to lose trust in your work.
The Personal Injury Paralegal Boot Camp gets you organized and streamlined with a comprehensive Personal Injury Case Management Checklist that will allow you to keep up with the high demands and high caseload numbers that are typical for a plaintiff's personal injury paralegal.
Don't wait for someone else to give you the support you need to master your role as a personal injury paralegal. This is your career. You get to decide how far you will go with it!
We make it easy for you to excel in your paralegal career with personal injury paralegal training from The Paralegal Boot Camp.
Wow! I am beyond grateful for this boot camp. Ann Pearson clearly knows what she is talking about and teaches in a way that is easy to comprehend. If you pai...Read More
Wow! I am beyond grateful for this boot camp. Ann Pearson clearly knows what she is talking about and teaches in a way that is easy to comprehend. If you pair that with the visuals and downloads provided you have a high quality course. I took this during the pandemic and literally the only thing that would make it better is if I met her in person. Thank you so much! Looking forward to the next one!Read Less
This course is everything it says it is! I would recommend this course not only to Paralegals, but attorneys as well. This course will allow the attorney to ...Read More
This course is everything it says it is! I would recommend this course not only to Paralegals, but attorneys as well. This course will allow the attorney to look into the very nature of what a paralegal is doing on a daily basis. The Personal Injury Paralegal Boot Camp should be incorporated into all Paralegal Programs in Schools and Universities. WELL DONE!!!!! COMPLETELY SATISFIED!!!!!!!!!Read Less
This course was extremely informative, easy to follow and gives "hands-on" experience before that first internship or legal position. I now have something to...Read More
This course was extremely informative, easy to follow and gives "hands-on" experience before that first internship or legal position. I now have something to guide me, which gives me more confidence in interviewing and starting this new career. I look forward to taking additional classes and highly recommend this program.Read Less
This course filled in all the gaps of information I needed to be able to do my job after being out of the legal profession for more than 14 years. The law a...Read More
This course filled in all the gaps of information I needed to be able to do my job after being out of the legal profession for more than 14 years. The law and procedures had changed drastically in that time. I didn't know where to begin. I was surprised that so many Paralegals were doing their jobs based on how they were trained, not even knowing why they were doing it. I wanted to know the whys as well as the hows. This course gave me those answers and so many more.Read Less
Being a 20+ year paralegal, I thought I knew a great deal. However, your course taught me so much more. I would recommend this Bootcamp to any paralegal (bra...Read More
Being a 20+ year paralegal, I thought I knew a great deal. However, your course taught me so much more. I would recommend this Bootcamp to any paralegal (brand new or veteran). It was awesome!Read Less
This is such a great resource for new and experienced paralegals!
This is such a great resource for new and experienced paralegals!Read Less
Great course! I learned so much! Thank you.
Great course! I learned so much! Thank you.Read Less
I thoroughly enjoyed this training program! Especially the best practices used and real-life examples given. The presentations were easy to read through and ...Read More
I thoroughly enjoyed this training program! Especially the best practices used and real-life examples given. The presentations were easy to read through and follow along with. I definitely use the skills taught, and look forward to sharing this program with others.Read Less
Thank you for the awesome tools and insight to work smarter not harder. Your classes were interesting and easy to follow.
Thank you for the awesome tools and insight to work smarter not harder. Your classes were interesting and easy to follow.Read Less
Really enjoyed all the insight and information pertaining to personal injury case management.
Really enjoyed all the insight and information pertaining to personal injury case management.Read Less
This course was awesome and has given me a better perspective on what my role as a personal injury paralegal will be. I have experience in the criminal and f...Read More
This course was awesome and has given me a better perspective on what my role as a personal injury paralegal will be. I have experience in the criminal and foreclosure legal field so this a new direction for me.Read Less
Session 1: Mastering the Case Intake Phase
- Initiating the file opening with the Personal Injury Case Checklist to make sure nothing gets missed during the case intake phase
- The importance of gathering all of the information during the intake process
- Client Intake Checklist to use by phone and in-person during that initial contact with the personal injury client
- Preparing the client for the meeting with the attorney
- Personal injury paralegal guide to download make sure things don't slip through the cracks that could later cause a delay in final settlement
- Fact-gathering and witness interviews
Session 2: Proactive Personal Injury Case Manager
- Paralegal case management tools
- Medical records requests
- Managing the medical records to keep the case moving forward
- Preparing medical summaries
- Medical status updates to keep the client active in their treatment
- Tracking medical expenses throughout the pre-litigation phase
Session 3: Demand & Settlement Negotiations
- Drafting the demand letter using your personal injury case management checklist
- Proofreading techniques to reduce errors in the demand letter
- Understanding the ethical side of participating in negotiations with the claims adjuster
- Negotiations to get the case to settlement
- Your role in keeping the final settlement on track
Session 4: Starting Litigation (if necessary)
- Why it's good to be preparing for litigation from the start
- Serving the complaint and initial discovery when it doesn't settle
- Proactive case management to move the case forward in litigation
- Using a Personal Injury Case Tracking Log to make sure you don't miss any deadlines
Personal Injury Case Checklist to use as a guide every time a new client is signed up
New Case Intake Checklist to make sure you have everything needed from the client
Personal Injury Questionnaire to get all of the client information upfront
Checklist for Medical Records Notebook and other tools to track and organize medical records
Demand Letter Templates and other personal injury forms for the "Demand & Negotiation" phase of your personal injury files
Medical Expense Tracking Chart
At the Paralegal Boot Camp, we understand that a paralegal's time is valuable. You don't have the time to take a semester-long course to learn what you need to know to work as a personal injury paralegal.
And you especially don't have the time for a "Personal Injury Parlalegal 101" course that just skims the surface and tells you the basics of tort law. With this course, we're assuming you understand the basics already from your paralegal certificate program.
This personal injury course is for anyone looking to work in the personal injury practice area who wants to know how to manage the pre-litigation phase of their personal injury files.
In less than 6 hours, you will have all of the skills, and downloadable forms, to move your personal injury cases forward without deadlines slipping through the cracks.
How long will it take me to complete the course?
It will take approximately 5-6 hours to complete the entire course.
Do I have to finish the course all at once?
No. You can start and stop the course as often as you like. Only have 5 or 10 minutes? Jump in and watch a portion of a video or download some templates and checklists.
Is the course approved for CLE credits?
Yes, the course is approved for 6.0 CLE credits for paralegals. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to download a CLE certificate of completion.
How will I get access to the course?
After completing the checkout process, you will be immediately redirected to the course page to start the online course. You will also receive a confirmation email and receipt.
Does the course include litigation training?
This course focuses on personal injury case management in the pre-litigation phase (initial client intake through the demand/negotiation phase). However, the final module does include some information on filing the complaint and serving the initial discovery requests if the claim file does not settle after the demand letter is sent. If your role is a personal injury litigation paralegal, we recommend that you consider taking our Litigation Paralegal Boot Camp after this course.
Will I be able to download and edit the forms and checklists?
Yes, all of the forms, templates, and checklists are available for you to download. All of the files are in Word and Excel format so that you can edit them and use them as your own. Our personal injury checklist for paralegals was designed so that you can make sure that nothing slips through the cracks on your personal injury claim files.