In-Depth Auto Insurance for Lawyers: Liability, uninsured, PIP, collision, coverages, and policy components

Robert Kezelis
Robert Kezelis | The Law Offices of Robert A. Kezelis

Civil litigation. Numerous jury trials and appeals, insurance coverage opinions, Structural Work Act, Products Liability, Toxic Torts, Med Malpractice, Medical Devices, Welding Litigation

Live Video-Broadcast: October 16, 2023
In-Depth Auto Insurance for Lawyers: Liability, uninsured, PIP, collision, coverages, and policy components

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Join us for an in-depth exploration of auto insurance essentials. This webinar will start with the importance of auto insurance and a fundamental understanding of its workings. We'll dive into various coverage types like liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist, PIP, collision, and comprehensive coverage and the audience can expect to learn about policy components, the claims process, policy limits, and special considerations, including lending and borrowing vehicles, rental car coverage, and custom equipment. Discover how auto insurance compares to other types of insurance and navigate the legal and regulatory landscape. Gain valuable client counseling skills and stay updated with the latest trends in auto insurance.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Importance of auto insurance for individuals
  • Basic understanding of how auto insurance works
  • Types of insurance
  • Policy Components and Terminology
  • Claims Process
  • Policy Limits and Coverage
  • Special Considerations
  • Comparison with Other Types of Insurance
  • Legal and Regulatory Aspects
  • Client Counseling and Communication
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • New Trends

Date / Time: October 16, 2023

  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Eastern
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Central
  • 10:00 am – 12:10 pm Mountain
  • 9:00 am – 11:10 am Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Robert Kezelis_myLawCLERobert Kezelis | The Law Offices of Robert A. Kezelis

EDUCATION

  • 1976 Vilnius University Lithuanian SSR – Social & International Studies
  • 1979 Northwestern University, Evanston – BA Economics & Psychology
  • 1983 Notre Dame Law School at London, England
  • 1982-1985 John Marshall Law School – JD

EMPLOYMENT

  • 1986 – 2001 Partner- French, Kezelis & Kominiarek
    • Civil litigation. Numerous jury trials and appeals, insurance coverage opinions, Structural Work Act, Products Liability, Toxic Torts, Med Malpractice, Medical Devices, Welding Litigation
  • 2001 – 2003 “Of counsel” to Robert N. Wadington & Associates
  • 1999 – 2000 Vice President
    • COS, Incorporated Assisting companies with prevention of sexual harassment claims, workplace safety, security, and education programs.
  • 1998 – 2004 Adjunct Professor – John Marshall Law School
  • 2003 – 2006 TKM Transport Services – Secretary- Treasurer
    • Expert services for the transportation industry, DOT issues, consulting & loss prevention
  • 2003 – now The Law Offices of Robert A. Kezelis
    • General Practice, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Divorce and Custody, Family Law, Employment Litigation

BAR ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

  • Chicago Bar Association (Current)
    • Ethics Committee Civil Practice
    • Family Law (Current)
    • Computers In The Courthouse (Past Chairman)
    • Long Range Planning (Past Chairman)
    • Judicial Evaluation Committee (Current – Hearing officer and investigator)
  • Illinois State Bar Association Illinois
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (current)
  • Lithuanian American Bar Association (former president)
  • Artist-Blacksmith’s Association Of North America
  • Freedom From Religion – (former local board member 2015 – 2017)

Agenda

I. Importance of auto insurance for individuals | 12:00pm – 12:10pm

II. Basic understanding of how auto insurance works | 12:10pm – 12:20pm

III. Types of insurance | 12:20pm – 12:30pm

  • Liability Coverage
    • Bodily Injury Liability
    • Property Damage Liability
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or Medical Payments Coverage
  • Collision Coverage
  • Comprehensive Coverage

IV. Policy Components and Terminology | 12:30pm – 12:40pm

  • Declarations Page
  • Insuring Agreement
  • Exclusions and Limitations
  • Endorsements/Riders
  • Deductibles
  • Premiums
  • Policy Period and Renewal

V. Claims Process | 12:40pm – 12:50pm

  • Reporting an accident or incident. The importance of timely and proper notice to insurer
  • Gathering evidence
  • Filing a claim with the insurance company
  • Evaluation of the claim
  • Resolution and compensation

VI. Policy Limits and Coverage | 12:50pm – 1:00pm

  • Limits for liability coverage
  • Limits for uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage
  • Limits for PIP or medical payments coverage
  • Understating coverage maximums and how they work

Break | 1:00pm – 1:10pm

VII. Special Considerations | 1:10pm – 1:20pm

  • Lending and borrowing vehicles
  • Rental car coverage
  • Coverage for custom equipment or modifications

VIII. Comparison with Other Types of Insurance | 1:20pm – 1:30pm

  • Health insurance
  • Homeowners/renters insurance

IX. Legal and Regulatory Aspects | 1:30pm – 1:40pm

  • State insurance regulations
  • Mandatory coverage requirements
  • Legal implications of driving without insurance

X. Client Counseling and Communication | 1:40pm – 1:50pm

  • Explaining coverage options to clients
  • Assisting clients in making informed decisions
  • Addressing common client questions and concerns

XI. Ethics and Professional Responsibility | 1:50pm – 2:00pm

  • Handling conflicts of interest
  • Advising clients honestly and transparently

XII. New Trends | 2:00pm – 2:10pm

  • Emerging technologies in auto insurance
  • Usage-based insurance
  • Impact of autonomous and self-driving vehicles