Tag: Day-in-the-life Video

16
Oct

Approaching The Wrongful Death Case

APPROACHING THE WRONGFUL DEATH CASE A settlement documentary for a wrongful death case is made up of two parts. What qualities did the person have that made him irreplaceable in the lives of the survivors and what effect has the death had on the survivors. As an example, we’ll discuss a hypothetical case about a husband/father who is killed in

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12
Oct

Presenting A Settlement Documentary

PRESENTING YOUR SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTARY In this article we are going to go over ways for presenting a settlement documentary. Settlement documentaries are created specifically for mediation and are not designed to be admissible in court. The purpose of the settlement documentary is to educate the opposition about the enormity of the harm injury victims and their families suffer as a

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29
Sep

Myth #1 About Case Value

MYTH #1 ABOUT CASE VALUE Many defendants are unwilling to pay a fair value for claims without the full weight of evidence and testimony supporting a plaintiff’s case. As a result, far too many claims fail to be resolved in settlement or mediation when it would be in the best interests of all parties to reach a fair compromise. It

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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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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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