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Representing a Plaintiff in Motor Vehicles Cases: Soup to Nuts (Update)

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Produced on October 03, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Personal Injury and Negligence Litigation

Course Description

Motor vehicle accident cases are typically the core of any personal injury practice, so it’s vital to understand the nuances of representing a plaintiff in such a case. In this update to Mr. Schnurman’s original course, Alan Schnurman and Clifford Tucker team up to share insights to the representation of a plaintiff with injuries from a motor vehicle accident.  

In addition to reviewing the importance of understanding state negligence doctrines, automobile insurance policies, and relevant medical data, Schnurman and Tucker provide insightful tips on how to decide to take a case, what number to use as one's demand for damages, and when is the best time to settle a case. Understand how to successfully litigate any motor vehicle case and in turn improve your personal injury practice with this engaging course.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Address the issues of liability in a motor vehicle accident case
  2. Discuss damages in such cases
  3. Determine venue and discuss the importance of this determination
  4. Identify the issues that could arise concerning insurance coverage
  5. Settle the case in the most effective manner and in the best interest of your client

Credit Information

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Alan J. Schnurman

Zalman & Schnurman

Alan Schnurman is a senior partner in the Wall Street law firm of Zalman & Schnurman. He has been a practicing attorney since 1972 and is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the U.S. District Courts of Eastern and Southern District of New York (1974) and the United States Supreme Court (1976).

He is the founding host of LAWLINE, a television program focusing on legal news and trends that has aired in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for 18 years. Mr. Schnurman is currently Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and a former President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of the City of New York. He was Chairperson of the 1999 New York State Trial Lawyers Association's Annual Convention, and is chairperson of the annual lecture series "Marketing: The Business of Law", New York State Trial Lawyers. Mr. Schnurman is highly regarded among his peers throughout the legal profession for his creative approach to legal issues.

Through his law firm, Zalman & Schnurman, whose practice is limited to personal injury and insurance law, he has won handsome financial awards on behalf of his clients. Because of his highly successful practice and landmark decisions, he is a frequent guest lecturer and has appeared on a number of radio and television shows, and has been quoted in many newspaper articles. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Schnurman has served on a number of local and state panels. Just to name a few, he has been a member of the following: Judicial Screening panel (Democratic Party-New York County) Advisory Committee on Tort Litigation, New York County NYS Office of Court Administration Jury Project Implementation Committee Chair, Judicial Screening Panel for New York and Kings Counties, New York State Trial Lawyers Assoc. Judiciary/Trial Lawyers Joint Committee Office of Court Administration Chair, Committee on Advertising and Unauthorized Practice, New York State Trial Lawyers Association Mr. Schnurman is married to Judy Stein and has two children, Michele and David.

Alan Schnurman has practiced in the field of personal injury for 37 years. He has given CLE seminars at the New York State Bar Association and New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He has been written about in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NY Post, and USA Today. He has been featured on CNN, The Today Show, and Good Morning America.

Clifford Tucker

Fisher Injury Lawyers

Clifford Tucker represents people and their families who have been hurt or experienced a death by negligence or wrongdoing. He researches the law, gathers evidence, collaborates with experts, and goes to court. He builds cases showing how the law was broken and how much damage was suffered. He works closely with clients and their families to build trust and guide them through their cases.

Clifford Tucker is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey State Courts and in the Eastern District of New York. He was born, raised, and educated in New York. He graduated cum laude and with honors from Brooklyn Law School. He has lectured to law students on representing injured people and has led discussions on civil rights at the National Association of Social Workers. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Clifford Tucker was selected to the Super Lawyers 2016 New York Metro Rising Stars list.

As an undergraduate at Binghamton University, Clifford Tucker earned several awards in policy debate and helped his college to a First Place Ranking for both the National Debate Tournament and Cross Examination Debate Association. After college, Clifford Tucker became an investigator for the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board where he investigated allegations of police misconduct. In that position, he interviewed approximately 200 police officers of various rank and approximately 100 civilians, conducted field investigations, and provided reports as to his findings.


Daria T.

Is there ANYONE better than Alan as a personal injury attorney, he is so slick, confident, and knows all the tricks AND shares them, which is rare. PLEASE more videos with Alan, I really benefit from them and many others do. Love you Alan, big fan! single mom with 14 year old son, you're awesome. Daria Thomas

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Danielle M.

good speakers

Oroma M.

very informative for the new practitioner

Daphne Marie C.

Even though I've been doing PI work for a while, I learned new things to incorporate into my practice.

Angie K.

I will definitely recommend this to a colleague! Wow, simply amazing. Informative, direct and straight to the point. Thank you!

Gary G.

This is my 10th Lawline course, and I found the format here with the main speaker sitting down and interacting with another lawyer a refreshing change

Cynthia B.

Very informative

Linda B.

This attorney is knowledgeable and experienced. He is a very good presenter.

Yolanda E.

Good course.

Daniel C.

Excellent program.

steven w.

Schurman is always vg

Donald W.

Great practical advice

Tyrone Q.

Excellent Presentation

John C B.



This was Great!!! I learned a lot.

Edward P.

This is a superb course.

Richard N.

Awesome info. Better than most CLE classes

Anthony R.


Donald G.

very good solid presentation

Theodore R.

Simply the best

Carlos Q.

Great presenter!

Jennifer B.

One of the best and most practical lectures I have heard on Lawline.

David D.

Attorneys were very good at delivering the course utilizing their vast experience.

Georgian P.

Very helpful information! Interesting speakers! Knowledgeable and effective! Enjoyed the presentation!

Jason M.

very good

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