Representing Plaintiffs in Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death Cases in New York

(352 Ratings)

Produced on: January 18, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Join attorney Justin Blitz to discuss issues related to representing plaintiffs in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases in the state of New York. In this program, Mr. Blitz begins with the legal standards to prove causation of the catastrophic injury to the negligence claimed. He will provide tips and strategies for trial preparation for cases involving devastating injury and wrongful death claims, including how to approach mediations and out of court settlement discussions.

Additionally, he will address handling experts leading up to and during trial, including tips and strategies for expert disclosures and the cross examination of experts at trial. There will also be a discussion regarding proving pecuniary losses including the loss of parental guidance, loss of future wages, and loss of consortium for the surviving family.  


Learning Objectives:

  1. Maximize damages for catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases
  2. Identify which experts will be required to prove your prima facie case and to prove damages
  3. Recognize the differences wrongful death and pain and suffering claims and understand the interplay of Surrogate’s Court and settlement for infant cases and wrongful death settlements
  4. Approach mediations and out of court settlement discussions
  5. Appreciate the use of technology and demonstrative evidence to show the devastation the injury caused

Faculty

Justin Blitz

Schulman Blitz, LLP

Justin Blitz, Esq. is a partner at Schulman Blitz, LLP.  He focuses on litigating all types of civil cases from inception to resolution. An experienced trial lawyer and skillful negotiator, Mr. Blitz is a tenacious adversary who consistently gets great results for his clients regardless of the case or the challenges presented.

Mr. Blitz has tried cases throughout the state of New York and obtained several significant jury verdicts. He believes that the best results are achieved when every case is meticulously prepared for trial and this philosophy has enabled him to obtain scores of favorable settlements in all kinds of actions.

Mr. Blitz began his career under the tutelage of renowned trial attorney Richard E. Shandell at one of the nation's most prestigious plaintiffs' personal injury and medical malpractice firms. Distinguishing himself as a skillful litigator with a dynamic personality, Mr. Blitz successfully managed a large caseload of complex and high-profile negligence actions. He became known as an able trial lawyer and expert negotiator who successfully resolved hundreds of cases in arbitration, mediation, courtroom negotiation, and trial. Many of his achievements have been chronicled in the New York media.

In 2005, Mr. Blitz became the chairman of the Young Lawyers Committee of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. As chairman and throughout his career, Mr. Blitz has lectured to attorneys at Continuing Legal Education events on a variety of topics.

In 2010 Mr. Blitz took over twenty cases to verdict with the majority of them being successful results for his clients.

In 2011 Mr. Blitz achieved for Schulman Blitz's clients via settlement or verdicts over two million dollars in compensation for harm caused by others negligence.

Mr. Blitz has established himself as one of the "go to" trial attorneys for other New York lawyers in the State that seek trial counsel on their most severe injury cases.  Many law firms throughout the State hire Mr. Blitz to try to verdict their most catastrophic injured clients' law suits.  This is due to his superb track record and prior verdict results.

Many of Mr. Blitz's cases have been chornicled in the New York media including articles and stories in The New York Post, The New York Times, CBS News, Telemundo and Noticero.

Mr. Blitz is a native of New York City and a graduate of Columbia Prep High School and the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He received his legal training at New York Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of New York and in the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Blitz also has roots in the entertainment field, having owned and operated a successful booking and music management company.

At Schulman Blitz, LLP, Mr. Blitz litigates a wide variety of civil suits with an emphasis on motor vehicle collisions, negligent security, municipal liability, medical malpractice, labor law, negligent supervision and all types of premises liability.

Reviews

EJ
Edward J.

Well prepared

RL
Rochelle L.

Nice to hear from someone passionate about his practice.

VA
Vicki A.

very knowledgeable

MB
Michael B.

Good overview.

DS
David S.

Very good presentation..

AA
Aimee A.

Mr. Blitz spoke about the topic in a comprehensive yet compassionate manner which really imparted the delicacy required by practitioners dealing with wrongful death claims.

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