Personal Injury for Paralegals

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Understand the legal terms, causes of action and remedies available to victims

Flexible 100% online class

24/7 course accessibility

Complete in just 7 weeks

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About this course

With this exciting, fast-paced class you will learn many of the legal terms, causes of action and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. A review of the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based is provided. Students also will discuss interviewing, investigating and other case building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal’s success in the law office. Class discussions and lesson material will include the different kinds of personal injury claims, including (but not limited to) car accidents, slip and falls, medical negligence/malpractice, manufacturer product defects and class-action lawsuits. Discover the basic categories of damages recovery, statutes of limitations and schemes for liability.

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Legal Support Courses Informational Webinar — This session was recorded on March 24, 2021 and may mention timely information. Our courses are open enrollment and start every 8 weeks.

Class format

Flexible online education

For over 40 years, CLS has provided students with flexible and effective legal education through a variety of formats catered to a busy life. All formats are designed and updated to remain on pace with the current industry, and are taught by working professionals. The Personal Injury for Paralegals course is offered 100% online, so you can complete your coursework around your schedule while still benefiting from regular instructor and peer interaction.

Classes are available from any computer with internet access. This course is designed to more thoroughly examine the duties and scope of responsibility for personal injury paralegals.

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  • Delivers hands-on practical application exercises to hone your paralegal skills.
  • Provides a thorough examination of preparation of a trial notebook.
  • Student benefits from direct interaction with the instructor and other students.
  • Once registered, your password and access information will be sent via email prior to the start of class.

Course details

Learning outcomes

Graduates of this course will be prepared to interview medical witnesses and clients with a narrative of the injury, review medical records and nurses’ notes, prepare summaries of depositions, and observe and identify possible areas of negligence. Students will also learn how to keep and organize a trial notebook, gain an understanding of the concept of products liability and become familiar with the concept of duty toward the victim. Finally, this course will help students learn how to distinguish personal injury from torts to property or reputation, as well as private torts from governmental torts under the Federal Torts Claims Act

Career outlook

There is no shortage of need for skilled and educated paralegal professionals. Did you know that the demand for paralegals is one of the fastest growing in the country? That’s why it’s important for you to stand out and broaden your knowledge. Learn more.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a High School Diploma or GED to take CLS courses?

CLS courses are designed for adult students and are taught on a college level. Minimum requirements to take any of our courses are a high school diploma or GED, and to be 18 years of age prior to enrollment.

Can I get financial aid?

Traditional financial aid (Pell grants, Stafford Loans, etc.) usually do not apply to these courses due to their continuing education status. Please view our Payment Options information to explore possible options.

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I had a great experience with CLS. Well-organized content, accessible instructors, engaging coursework. Overall a great experience.

— Adam S.

CLS allowed me to get my certificate from the comfort of my own home and I loved that I could choose which main university the certificate would be coming from as well. Thank you for the positive experience!

— Anna I.

I was very impressed with the course content, knowledge and availability of the professor and pace of the course. Definitely recommend CLS!

— Jodi B.

The feedback from the online instructors and the CLS administrative staff was excellent! This was one of the most important factors for me since it is an online program. The online element of the CLS program is convenient, efficient and, to an certain extent, personalized to fit anyone’s particular needs.

— Josh M.

I enjoyed the CLS program because it was flexible, practical, and educational. All objectives were clearly laid out each week and I learned so much from all the reading and assignments. You work hard for your grades and it definitely pays off.

— Melanie R.

The online courses are great and convenient. They are perfect for someone working part or full-time.

— Brian H.