Course Description

This course is designed to introduce attorneys to the practice of personal injury law.  Topics include:

  • Motor vehicle cases vs. non-motor vehicle cases
  • Medical bills
  • Wage loss
  • Initial client meetings
  • Preparing a PI file
  • Initiating a claim
  • Settlement demands and negotiations
  • Litigating claims
  • Subrogation
  • Miscellaneous issues
  • Practice pointers

This course includes video recorded for a live CLE presentation for the Westmoreland Bar Association.

Videography services were provided by Network Deposition Services.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.

CLE Credit:

2 PA Substantive CLEs

This course contains approximately 120 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Michael D. Ferguson, Esq.

    Michael D. Ferguson, Esq.

    Attorney Michael D. Ferguson is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and has been a practicing trial attorney for over twenty five years.  He is currently a Partner at Ferguson Law Associates in Latrobe, PA, where his practice includes personal injury, wrongful death, and criminal defense practice.  He previously served as an Assistant District Attorney for Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, where he prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases ranging from DUIs to homicide.  

    Attorney Ferguson is a regular course presenter for the Westmoreland County Bar Association, where he has presented seminars on topics including wrongful death and survivor actions, automobile accident cases, criminal defense practice, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, and DUI practice.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Personal Injury 101 Course Materials (printing optional)
    • Personal Injury 101 Part One
    • Personal Injury 101 Part Two
    • Personal Injury 101 Part Three
    • Personal Injury 101 Part Four
    • Course Evaluation (Required)