PARA 160- PERSONAL INJURY

Study of the essentials of tort actions with emphasis on personal injury and other forms of negligence. Special attention will be given to the elements of a cause of action in negligence. Theories of recovery, defenses, case handling, witness interviewing, working with insurance carriers and evidence requirements under current California law will be reviewed. Students will review the particular ethical constraints on personal injury paralegals.
CSU

Prerequisite: PARA 100 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better or “Pass”
Corequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: None
1 Unit 1 hour lecture