The Law of Liability Defenses Self-Directed Study Course – CLAIMS ONLY
The purpose of this course is to better equip you in your professional activities as an Insurance Agent or Insurance Adjuster.
NOTE: THIS COURSE IS FOR ADJUSTERS. IF YOU ARE NOT AN ADJUSTER, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR TAKING THIS COURSE.
This course reviews the Law of Liability Defenses. To successfully defend against a negligence suit, a defendant will try to negate one or more of the elements of the plaintiff's cause of action. In other words, the defendant introduces evidence that he or she did not owe a duty to the plaintiff; exercised reasonable care; did not cause the plaintiff's damages; and so forth. In addition, a defendant may rely on one of a few doctrines that may eliminate or limit liability based on alleged negligence. In this course the student will study the most common defense doctrine: Volenti non fit injuria or the defense of ‘Consent’ the wrongdoer in whole or part is the plaintiff; inevitable accident; act of god; private defense; mistake; necessity; and statutory authority. As with our other “The Law Of” courses the legal doctrines discussed in the course are supported by numerous case studies to keep the course both interesting and instructive.
What is a Self-Directed Study Course? With Self-Directed study you will study the course content at your pace (with no unit quizzes), and then you will take a non-proctored, open-book Final Exam. Simple as that. You can take the Final Exam as many times as you need to pass the course.
This course makes a few assumptions about you the student:
- You are a currently licensed Insurance Agent or Adjuster.
- You are interested in additional information, resources, and knowledge regarding insurance and the legal environment of business in general.
There are four key features to the Course Briefs Continuing Education courses:
- Introduction to the Law
- Legal Syllogism Overview
- Topical Analysis
- Supporting Case Law