Damage Control: Understanding and Limiting Damages in Texas
The scope and purpose of this course is to provide an update on recent opinions regarding the types of damages awarded in personal injury lawsuits in Texas. The course will specifically address recent cases and court holdings involving a variety of damage topics including economic damages (medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity claims), noneconomic damages (pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium, disfigurement, physical impairment, loss of services), and exemplary damages. The course will also address pleading requirements and likely jury charges associated with economic and non-economic damages. The course will also include a discussion of damages available in wrongful death and survival claims in Texas. The course will explore plaintiff and defense perspectives on damages, and provide practical tips in dealing with bodily injury damages in Texas.