Effectively Managing Personal Injury Cases Insurance Seminar Fall 2023


This insurance seminar provides up-to-date information and solutions on effectively managing your personal injury cases.

Why attend this insurance seminar:

  • Understand the big picture and unwritten rules of insurance and personal injury law
  • Create greater efficiencies and effectiveness in billing, charting, and collecting.
  • Successful problem solving of billing and payment disputes with insurers, patients, and attorneys.
  • Decrease your accounts receivable and increase your accounts payable.
  • Effective responses to insurers and attorneys trying to reduce or compromise your bill.

Who Should Attend?

  • Healthcare providers interested in effectively and successfully handling traumatic
    injury claims.
  • Individuals responsible for patient billing, communication with insurers, attorneys, and patients.
  • Recent and experienced healthcare providers and their staff members seeking the cutting edge tools and information
    to work smarter and more effectively in managing personal injury claims.

Topics include:

  • Insurance Coverage: Learn about all the motor vehicle insurance and policies available to satisfy your bills, including Personal Injury Protection (PIP), Liability, Uninsured, and Underinsured Motorist Coverage
  • Billing: Who to bill? When to bill? Who has to pay? When do they have to pay?
  • New developments in insurance law and claim practices that impact your practice; understanding the “Insurance Fair Conduct Act” (IFCA)
  • Liens – Learn how to use them and how to handle insurers and attorneys that challenge them
  • Reasonable charges for records, testifying, and interest on bills
  • Expert Witness Fees: How much? Who pays? When?
  • IME/ICE/Peer Reviews: How to effectively handle and respond to these “treatment killers”
  • Responding to insurers, attorneys, and patients refusing to pay or trying to reduce your bills
  • Cutting edge PI Topics
  • Apportioning preexisting condition and new trauma
  • How to know if your patient’s attorney is friend or foe regarding payment of treatment
  • What to do with attorneys that do not return calls, ignore your bill, or try to reduce your bill


Event Details

Date: November 16, 2023

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 04:00 p.m.

Venue: The Delta Hotel, 3105 Pine Street, Everett, WA 98201

Phone: 206.682.0300

Email: [email protected]


Richard H. Adler, JD

Mr. Adler is the founding principal of Adler Giersch. Excellence in advocacy for his clients and protecting their access to treatment led to his selection as a SuperLawyer™ by his attorney peers. He's a frequent lecturer and author of several publications on medical-legal-insurance matters.

Steven J. Anglés, JD

Steven Anglés practice focuses on cases involving severe injuries, insurance coverage, and complex personal injury claims. He has extensive courtroom experience, having tried over 35 jury trials and 100 bench trials in his career. Steven is bilingual, with fluency in Spanish. He works throughout the Puget Sound and manages Adler Giersch in Kent.

Melissa D. Carter, JD

Sensing an alarming imbalance of fairness between insurance companies and injured individuals, Ms. Carter resigned as Senior Trial Counsel for Nationwide Insurance and accepted a position at the firm she admired most, Adler Giersch. Since that time, she has been selected as a SuperLawyer by her attorney peers.

Arthur D. Leritz, JD

It was through his representation of at-fault defendants and insurance companies for over 11 years in a wide variety of complex personal injury litigation that Arthur Leritz realized his true calling was to join Adler Giersch to advocate and protect those with traumatic injuries.

Elisabeth K. Ruff, JD

Elisabeth K Ruff, a graduate of UW School of Law, joined Adler Giersch in 2022 after serving 5 years as a Prosecuting Attorney for Snohomish County. She is excited about the opportunity to help victims not only get compensation, but also access to the medical care they need to heal from their injuries.