Verdict Videos - Every case has a story

Settlement Video: Every case has a story

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What was the victim’s life like before the¬†incident? Who is liable? What are the damages and why should the opposing parties pay compensation? These and other issues can be addressed with on-camera interviews of expert witnesses, informed family members and deposition testimony of the key players. The interviews may be intertwined with before-and-after photos, demonstrative re-creations, police reports and other …

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Settlement Documentary: Damages presented with Legal Video

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The most important issue to be addressed in the settlement video is damages. The documentary must clearly demonstrate for the claims administrator and opposing counsel how the victim’s life has been altered, what the severity of the victim’s injuries are, as well as an assessment of current and future needs. While presenting damages, it is imperative to highlight the credibility …

Verdict Videos - Gilding the lily and other extremes

Gilding the lily and other extremes

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Gross or even subtle exaggerations may cause opposing counsel to view the video presentation with suspicion and not take the demand seriously. Overstating or overdramatizing events can reflect poorly on the entire mediation process and cast reservations about the validity of the case. Thus, it is important to make sure that your video presentation company is experienced in producing legal …

Verdict Videos - Legal video documentary: never interview the victim

Legal Video Documentary: Never Interview the Victim?

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There is one unwritten rule when preparing for a legal video documentary: never interview the victim on camera for a settlement video. The reason is obvious; so as not to provide opposing counsel information that could be potentially harmful to the case. The basic wisdom is to err on the side of caution, rather than have the victim potentially reveal …

Verdict Videos - Expert witness testimony for legal video brochures

Expert witness testimony for legal video brochures

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In almost every matter, the expert’s testimony is a necessity and is expected by the opposing parties. This is especially true in cases where the issues are difficult to interpret and define. It is therefore beneficial to have key expert witnesses interviewed on-camera for the documentary presentation. We all know these witnesses add credibility to the plaintiffs claim, but a …

Verdict Videos - Day-in-the-Iife video v. settlement documentary

Day in the Iife video v. settlement documentary

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Day in the life videos are primarily utilized in catastrophic personal-injury cases to document, without prejudice, the plaintiff’s daily activities and the impact the injury has had on their lives. Typically, day in the life videos are presented in trial for jurors to witness the plaintiff’s condition in a typical day. The content of these videos are subjected to the …

Verdict Videos - How to present traumatic brain injury or emotional and mental damages

How to present traumatic brain injury or emotional and mental damages

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Overcoming the challenges of the invisible injury has never been more dramatic and succinct. With the use of professional documentary presentations, consumer attorneys are well-equipped to maximize settlement demands In law school, every lawyer takes a course on Torts. In the portion that discusses the building blocks of the body of negligence law, the bright-eyed first-year law student reads the …

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Visual Persuasion in Litigation

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Settlement video documentaries are sophisticated video presentations produced specifically for pre-trial mediation and settlement. The sole purpose of these settlement documentary videos is to convince the opposing parties it is in their best interest to pay maximum compensation now rather than risk a jury trial later. A well-crafted settlement video incorporates the key factors of a case and visually weaves …