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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.

  • To define tort law and list its categories and purposes.
  • To explain the role of foreseeability in tort law.
  • To explain the difference between battery and assault.
  • To define and explain strict liability.
  • To identify the elements and defenses of negligence.
  • To discuss the role of products liability in the media.
  • To define and identify torts against and within the family and torts connected to the land.
  • To explain defamation and related terms.
  • To discuss misrepresentation, tortious interference, and tort defenses.
  • To define workers’ compensation and identify covered diseases and injuries.

Personal Injury and Torts Curriculum

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Lesson 1: Personal Injury/Torts 1

  • Introduction to Torts and Negligence
  • First Element of Negligence: Duty
  • Second Element of Negligence: Breach of Duty

Lesson 2: Personal Injury/Torts 2

  • Third Element of Negligence: Causation of Injury
  • Fourth Element of Negligence: Damages
  • Special Issues Related to Negligence

Lesson 3: Personal Injury/Torts 3

  • The Defenses to Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice

Lesson 4: Personal Injury/Torts 4

  • Intentional Torts to Persons
  • Intentional Torts to Property
  • The Defenses to Intentional Torts and Immunities

Lesson 5: Personal Injury/Torts 5

  • Strict Liability and Products Liability
  • Nuisance
  • Workers’ Compensation

Lesson 6: Personal Injury/Torts 6

  • Discovery and Review of Medical Records
  • The Tort Litigation Process Before Trial
  • The Tort Litigation Process During Trial

Personal Injury and Torts Course Materials

Blackstone will provide you with the following tools for your success in the Personal Injury and Torts course, all of which are included in your tuition:

Personal Injury and Torts online Study Guide

Your e-book is delivered via VitalSource, one of the most popular and user-friendly e-textbook platforms for higher education. With VitalSource, you can change the page layout to suit your reading needs and easily search for keywords, tables and graphics throughout the text. You also have access to highlighting and note tools to help you make the most of your studies. You have the ability to work online or off…wherever it is convenient for you! Click here to learn more about the benefits of VitalSource e-books.

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts, by Emily Lynch Morissette.  ISBN 978-1-4548-4358-0

Access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Medical Transcription ProgramAlong with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone's Online Student Center, where you can take exams and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, chat real-time with other legal students, participate in online discussions, and receive news about Blackstone.

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