Personal Injury and Torts
Tort law is in the arena of law that is primarily responsible for trying to make citizens whole after they have been injured by the wrongs (torts) of others. Lawsuits concerning torts are numerous, and there are many opportunities for paralegals specializing in this field. Are you ready to move up in your firm? The Personal Injury/Torts course covers the essential topics that you will need to know if you plan to work in tort law or the personal injury field. It also addresses the skills you must develop in order to become an effective paralegal during the discovery and review of medical records, and during the tort litigation process before and after trial. The e-text that comes with this course will help you gain a deeper understanding of substantive torts topics. You will also explore the role you will play as a paralegal on a personal injury case. The textbook contains an expanded coverage of medical malpractice and an enhanced treatment of ethics. You will learn the legal terms of torts and personal injury law, definitions of the various types of torts and the defenses a defendant can raise to each, and receive instruction in drafting documents commonly used in this area of law.
- Prerequisite: High School or General Equivalency Diploma
- Study Method: E-books with online study guides and exams
- Program Length: Completion time ranges from 4-6 months, with students given the option of up to 6 months if needed. Students must satisfy all academic and financial obligations to graduate from their program.