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Special damages in RTA cases

Synopsis

This module covers the legal basis for special damages claims, gathering relevant evidence and making sure that heads of claim are not missed.


Outcomes

As a result of the course, you will be better at:

  • interviewing about claims for special damages
  • seeking out the available evidence and assessing its value
  • calculating and drafting claims for special damages
  • advising clients and managing their expectations appropriately
  • progressing claims efficiently

Workshop content

  • Interview exercises to improve interview technique and to identify heads of loss
    • Vehicle related losses (excess, repairs, credit hire, loss of use, fuel costs, diminution in value)
    • Care and assistance
    • Medication and treatment
    • Loss of earnings
    • Other losses
  • Gathering evidence
    • What evidence is needed for each item of special damage?
    • When to start gathering evidence
    • Is the evidence good enough?
    • Managing the client’s expectations
  • Using checklists
  • Calculating special damages
    • Realistic valuation based on the case studies
    • The effects of a CRU certificate
  • Drafting the schedule
    • Drafting the narrative for gratuitous care claims
  

Format

Interactive workshop based on case studies.

Online assessments with tracking and reporting.  

We can create scenarios to meet your training needs.

Duration

6 hours

Online assessments - 30-60 minutes each

Delegates

Solicitors, legal executives and paralegals handling fast track RTA claims

Maximum 12 per course

Tutors

Katy Rafter

Olivia Checa-Dover

Roxanne Frantzis

 

 

 

 

To discuss how we can help call Linda Moran on 0114 273 8300.