Product Liability for Professional Paralegals is a practical, hands-on book for legal professionals working in the field of personal injury and product liability litigation, as well as for students of personal injury litigation. Case management and practice tips assist the paralegal in learning and perfecting the professional skills, organizational techniques, and perspective to be an integral part of the professional team. Examples include sample questions to encourage an analytical approach, because thorough fact investigation is key to successful case preparation. Broken into two parts, part one details case management, new case evaluation, determining correct parties, investigation, and customizing discovery. It also discusses the interesting history of product liability law. Expert witnesses are essential in product liability cases, and there is extensive information regarding locating, evaluating, and working with expert witnesses. Part two addresses specific types of products including medical devices, toxic substances, household and consumer products, childrens products, vehicles, and machinery. Included is information regarding warnings, manufacturing and design defects, standards and regulations, and many sample forms, including pleadings and discovery. This information allows the paralegal to know what questions to ask to solicit information most helpful to the trial team. The book is analytical and is written in a clear, concise manner that is interesting and understandable. Practicing paralegals, paralegal students, and any legal professional interested in personal injury and product liability litigation will benefit from the content of the book.
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