Recovering and Defending Personal Injury Damages Claims in California (Audio Only)

(294 Ratings)

Produced on: January 31, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio Audio Only

Taught by


Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Join seasoned trial attorney Cherie Enge as she presents an overview of personal injury damages in California, and how to recover or defend against such claims.

The program will begin by reviewing the California laws affecting economic damages, limitations on economic damages, and relevant case law, with a close look at California Supreme Court case Howell v. Hamilton Meats and its progeny. Next, Enge will discuss non-economic damages and their limitations. Other topics of discussion will include recent trends in damage cases, tips for maximizing recovery, and punitive damages.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview of the types of damages available in personal injury claims, and understand the limitations on those claims
  2. Develop best practices for maximizing damages recovery
  3. Review recent trends in arguing for or against damages
  4. Examine the elements of punitive damages


Cherie A. Enge

Law Office of Cherie A. Enge

  • Skilled and Experienced Trial Attorney. Over 28 years of experience defending civil litigants in diverse areas of tort law, from initial analyses of causes of action, affirmative defenses, early settlement, and potential for Alternative Dispute Resolution to jury verdict. Successfully represented clients in over 70 jury trials as first chair, 4 bench trials and numerous binding arbitrations, including personal injury auto, premises liability, dog bite cases, products liability, construction defect, construction accidents, defamation, for insurance companies, public entities and commercial defendants. Taken or defended over 2,000 depositions of parties, witnesses, and experts in numerous fields, including medicinal malpractice, personal injury, accident reconstruction, biomechanics, products liability, forensic economics, real estate finance, vocational rehabilitation, elder care, commercial property management, bicycle/motorcycle safety and life care planning. Regularly analyze medical, injury and causation issues and compensatory damages. Proven skill in defending causes of action for malice/oppression and requests for punitive damages. Regularly appear before Independent Calendar Judges for motions, hearings and trials. Successfully prepare and argue discovery and dispositive motions including Motions for Summary Judgment. Strong oral advocate. Filed briefs and participated in oral argument at the appellate level.
  • Effective Supervisor. Successfully managed solo private practice with support staff. While managing a full case load, directly responsible for supervising team of trial attorneys, paralegals and other support staff. Performed evaluations and performance reviews. Trained and evaluated litigators. Recruited, hired and trained summer associates (1993-1997).
  • Invited Presenter. Have served as guest presenter for Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Annual Convention; The Rutter Group – Personal Injury Updates – 2000-2001; CPCU San Diego Chapter –2013-2015; North County Bar Association – 2015; Personal Injury Law – From Start to
  • Finish/Sterling Education - 2016.
  • Business Transactions. Conduct negotiations and draft documents involving investment and production in fine art projects; Franchise Agreements; Independent Contractor and Employment Agreements.


Corinne C.

appreciated that the information was presented in a straightforward way

Dale F.

good explanation of the subject with many case citations

John A.

Well done

Carolyn D.

Unaware of paramedic issue before the tape. Thus, very helpful.

Gary B.

Excellent course.

Larry D.

Very helpful presentation. Thank you!

Cynthia Coulter M.

I’m a longtime PI defense attorney with a very narrow area of practice. I listen to general presentations every few years to keep current on case law, statutes and trends. This was well organized and informative.

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