Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers Are Proud To Participate In Continuing Legal Education Seminar Entitled David vs. Goliath: Maximizing Your Client’s Recovery in Industrial Workplace Accident Cases

by Aaron Gartlan

October 21, 2015 | Personal Injury

The Gartlan Injury Law and the Law Firm of Prince, Glover & Hayes along with Troy University Dothan and Freedom Court Reporting are proud to present a free six (6) hour continuing legal education seminar for Alabama attorneys on Friday December 4, 2015, at Troy University Dothan entitled David vs. Goliath: Maximizing Your Client’s Recovery in Industrial Workplace Accident Cases.

The attendees will learn that victory in industrial accident and injury cases is obtained through early and thorough trial preparation in each and every case from the very beginning in an effort to prove and demonstrate liability, injuries, and damages, overcome defenses, and add value to the case to maximize recovery, help the client heal and protect the community. This puts the personal injury and accident lawyer law firm in the best position to demonstrate that full compensation serves to protect the public by sending a message that people and businesses that violate rules and expose the public to unnecessary danger will be required to pay in full measure. It also serves to protect the public by exacting change and conformity to safety rules and regulations in your community. Trial preparation is about obtaining justice for your community and your clients, even if the case does not go to court. Sometimes retaining the services of the right medical, psychological, legal, financial, engineering, accident reconstruction, investigative, and other experts can help achieve this mission.

The seminar will be in the Harrison Room at Troy University Dothan and will be free of charge to the first fifty (50) Alabama attorneys that register. Continental Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To register call: 334-983-0005.

Please make arrangements and plans to stay for the entire seminar to receive full CLE credit and all the benefits of the vast knowledge and experience shared by the presenters.

The following is the agenda of the seminar:

8:00 – 8:15 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast provided by Panhandle Orthopedics.

8:15 – 8:30 am – Opening Remarks by Kathy Farley, Coordinator of Business & Industry Training Troy University Continuing Education Center, and personal injury and accident lawyer Aaron Gartlan of the Gartlan Injury Law in Dothan, Alabama will give an introduction and overview of the seminar.

8:30 – 9:15 am – Litigating an Industrial Workplace Accident Case by personal injury and accident lawyer Matt Glover of the Law Firm of Prince, Glover & Hayes in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Matt will give an introduction and overview of investigating, building and litigating an industrial workplace accident case on behalf of an injured plaintiff in Alabama. Matt will describe from his experience of recovering over seventy-five million dollars ($75,000,000.00) on behalf of his clients how big powerful corporations sometimes place value on profits and productivity at the expense of public safety and human life. This can deny justice to the community and your clients.

9:15 – 10:00 am – Retaliatory Discharge and the Quest for Key Documents in Industrial Workplace Accident Cases by personal injury and accident lawyer Coe Baxter of the Law Firm of Prince, Glover & Hayes. Coe will give an introduction to and overview of his dedicated hands on approach to retaliatory discharge litigation in the context of industrial workplace accident and injury cases and the quest for key documents in working the case up for trial in an effort to maximize the recovery. He will provide examples to assist you in your future cases.

10:00 – 10:45 am – Building Your Industrial Workplace Accident Case with Depositions by personal injury and accident lawyer Aaron Gartlan of the Gartlan Injury Law. Aaron will discuss, using real cases, how to use the investigation, discovery requests and depositions to work the industrial workplace accident and injury case up for trial in an effort to maximize the recovery and find justice. Aaron knows from vast experience that companies do not just write checks to pay injured people out of the goodness of their heart. Liability, injuries and damages must be demonstrated and proven and defenses must be overcome, in an effort to add value to the case, maximize recovery, help the injured person heal and protect the community from unnecessary danger.

10:45 -11:00 am – Break.

11:00 –11:45 pm – Probate Issues in the Industrial Workplace Accident Case by personal injury and accident lawyer of the Gartlan Injury Law. David will bring his knowledge and attention to detail hardworking approach gleaned from his experience of recovering millions on behalf of his clients to speak about important issues related to probate in the context of the industrial workplace accident case, using actual cases for reference.

11:45 -12:15 pm – Lunch provided by the Chiropractic Health Institute.

12:15-1:00 pm – Objectively Assessing a Patient’s Workplace Injury and How this Improves Patient Outcome by Kirk Eriksen, DC of the Chiropractic Health Institute in Dothan. Dr. Eriksen will present regarding the diagnosis, treatment and accurate documentation of industrial workplace injuries related to trauma. Dr. Eriksen realizes the importance of shepherding appropriate care in an effort to make sure all of the patient’s injuries are diagnosed, documented and treated, including the use of a network of professionals to accomplish that mission. With his unique experience and perspective, he will focus his presentation on the risks and injuries of those involved in industrial workplace accidents and injuries. He will also cover various factors that can have a negative long-term effect on the prognosis of patients. Dr. Eriksen has been on the Executive Board of Directors for the Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology since 1994. He is on the editorial review board for the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. Dr. Eriksen is a renowned lecturer and who has taught doctors all across the U.S. as well as in Europe and Central America. He has published several research studies and has authored two landmark textbooks—Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex: A Review of the Chiropractic and Medical Literature and Orthospinology Procedures: An Evidence-Based Approach to Spinal Care, which was both published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

1:00 – 1:45 pm –Causation in Industrial Workplace Accidents by Dr. Michael Gilmore and Julie Riley of Panhandle Orthopedics in Pensacola, Florida. Julie will present regarding issues related to causation in industrial workplace accidents and injuries. Proudly serving patients in Florida’s Panhandle from Pensacola to Tallahassee as well as in southern Alabama and Georgia, Panhandle Orthopedics was formed in 2004 by local orthopedic surgeon, Michael. D. Gilmore, M.D. By providing unparalleled service and care to our patients, Panhandle Orthopedics has grown to be one of the area’s leading centers for orthopedic services – including Joint Restoration & Preservation, Sports Medicine and Evidence-Based Medicine. Panhandle Orthopedics provides a continuum of care ranging from conservative treatment to surgical intervention in every area of orthopedics. The breadth of experience and expertise of Panhandle Orthopedics’ AAOS, ABOS & ACS, Board Certified physician, Dr. Michael Gilmore, serves patients well by providing a high level of comprehensive care and service in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, disorders of the spine, foot and ankle surgery, hand surgery, physical medicine and pain management, and general orthopedics.

1:45 – 2:15 pm – The Industrial Workplace Accident Investigation by HDCC & Associates, Forensic Investigations is an investigation and analysis firm uniquely position to provide clients with superior results. HDCC’s capable and experienced personnel, abundant resources, and equipment, allows HDCC to effectively compete in the demanding and dynamic market that exists today. Each HDCC professional has immediate access to an extensive network of technical disciplines. This access means they can deploy the right person, or right team, given any situation; regardless of the scene. HDCC & Associates was founded in 2010 by H. Doug Cranford, CFI. HDCC is home based in Mobile, Alabama and has satellite offices in Pass Christian, Mississippi, Jackson, Alabama, and Land O’ Lakes, Florida. As the needs of clients change, HDCC’s team of experts expands to accommodate their needs. HDCC provide a full range of forensic, reconstruction, litigation and code services, and we strive for the complete satisfaction of every client.

2:15 – 2:30 pm – Break.

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2:30 – 3:30 pm – Ethics Discussion by Judge Butch Binford of the 20th Judicial Circuit. Judge Binford took the bench in 2008. He served as the Chief Trial Attorney in the Houston County District Attorneys’ Office and has worked for several private law firms, in both civil and criminal law. He was awarded the 2005 and 2004 VOCAL Prosecutor Award, the 2001 Law Enforcement Award from the Dothan and Wiregrass Optimist clubs, and was named the 1996 District Attorney of the Year by the Elks Club, Dothan Lodge. He serves as a Board member of the Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center and the Wiregrass Angel House. Binford is a graduate of Huntingdon College, and received his law degree from the University of Alabama.

3:30 – 3:45 pm – Closing remarks by personal injury and accident lawyer Aaron Gartlan of the Gartlan Injury Law and Conclude.


Aaron Gartlan is a graduate of Troy University and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law who focuses his practice exclusively on representing those injured by the wrongdoing of others. He is member of the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition to his legal practice, Aaron teaches Business Law as an adjunct instructor at Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business and serves as a field artillery sergeant in the Alabama National Guard.

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