Settlement Documentaries

28
Dec

Collecting Visuals

Your audience, whether an adjuster or a juror, reacts to visuals. You need to maximize the use of these tools. You will never have a second chance to capture many of the visuals of the moments in time that will be very important in telling your client’s story to the jury or the adjuster. These visuals may well influence the

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31
Jan

How Exactly Does a Legal Video Company Win an Emmy?

  On June 1, 2013, Image Resources, Inc. was awarded an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at a banquet in Cleveland, Ohio. An Emmy os the highest honor a video production company can receive, and recognizes quality that is second to none.  Dave Fulton, President and CEO of Image Resources, produced and directed Naptown Rock

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29
Dec

Selecting a Video Production Company to Produce Your Documentary

Just as you would select a cardiac surgeon over a general practitioner to perform open bypass, and just as you expect injured parties to choose you as a plaintiff attorney rather than calling a contract attorney to handle their cases, it makes sense to shop for a video production company which has experience working with attorneys. You will spend far

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15
Nov

The Myths of Case Valuation

Often, it seems that the defendant’s insurance carrier dictates the value of a case for settlement purposes. Plaintiff’s counsel submits the plaintiff’s medical bills, records and reports, documentation of the plaintiff’s lost income, and perhaps some photographs depicting the plaintiff’s injuries and the property damage the vehicles sustained in the wreck. Then, the adjuster comes to the mediation to tell

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15
Aug

The Four Elements of Cost

A video production company which specializes in settlement documentaries will base its proposal price on the perceived complexity of the project. This complexity can be narrowed down into four basic components: Other considerations may be the complexity of the production elements to be included. For example, a foot locker filled with home videos and dozens of photo albums will take

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19
Jul

Determining Appropriateness of a Case for Video

Not every case is suitable for a settlement documentary, and some care must be taken in thinking through the basic criteria. The best documentaries we have produced have been those with thoughtful and credible witnesses, and with injuries- whether physical, emotional, or cognitive- that are significant. A case involving death or significant injuries usually involves aspects that lends itself well

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13
Jul

Demonstrating Non-Economic Damages

At risk of sounding simplistic, every case has two components: liability and damages. The damages are economic and non-economic. The economic damages are a relative cake walk. Save the receipts and add’em up. But how does one prove non-economic damages? These are the facets of the case defined by the amount of damage to the plaintiff’s human condition. How has

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1
Jun

Structuring the Settlement Documentary: The “Onion Theory”

A knock-down-drag-out settlement documentary is multifaceted, and consists of layer upon layer of information, much like the layers of an onion. As you scratch one surface, another reveals itself. Let’s start with a basic Day-In-The-Life video. We see the plaintiff’s struggles and the help he requires day-in and day-out. These include dressing, wheelchair transfers, grooming, meals, transportation, therapies, and so

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25
May

5 Common Myths About Video Settlement Documentaries

Settlement documentaries can be incredibly effective at showcasing your plaintiff’s case. Some attorneys are hesitant to invest in case settlement documentaries based of various myths they believe to be true.   Myth 1: “No one Believes those Documentaries.” Fact: Virtually every element of an Image Resources’ documentary is based on court admissible materials: the reports, photographs, videos, etc. The adjuster will see the

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17
May

Day-In-The-Life-Video vs. Settlement Documentaries

Often times the terms “day-in-the-life” and “settlement documentary” are used interchangeably. Though both types of legal video are related, they should be viewed differently from one another. Day-in-the-life video is used to illustrate the everyday struggles the plaintiff endures. Whether that be in the hospital, at therapy, or at home, we capture what it is like to live with the

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