WHY A SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTARY? A Settlement Documentary is created for the sole purpose of enhancing the non-economic damages and prompting settlement in civil litigation. Typically, they are used for personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability or wrongful death cases. When negotiations begin for any settlement, discussions can quickly move to liability, coverage and statistics. What’s missing is the impact
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I Have My Settlement Documentary. Now What? The purpose of a settlement documentary is to present liability and/or damages to an insurance adjuster or claims committee at or prior to mediation in order to resolve a claim and settle out of court. Once the settlement documentary is in your hands, the time has come to decide on a strategy for presenting
Can A Day-In-The-Life Video Enhance Your Case? The purpose of video is to create an emotional tie between the plaintiff and the viewer. A professionally produced Day-in-the-Life video presentation can be a persuasive way to show the impact of an injury on your client, and their family, to enhance their case. It captures the physical, emotional, and social challenges your
WHY USE A SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTARY? Settlement documentaries can be a powerful way for a victim to tell his story. Through professional legal videography you can give critical insight into the day-to-day life of the victim, demonstrating the damages that an incident has caused him. A settlement documentary provides a strong platform for the words of the victim, presenting them in
Can Settlement Documentaries Maximize Your Recovery? Pandemic Considerations The Covid-19 pandemic has turned things upside down for everyone in so many ways. Mediation and trials continue to be pushed back, and despite the rollout of vaccines, the foreseeable future is uncertain. Make sure this time of uncertainty doesn’t compound the losses for your plaintiff. Further delays in cases might mean clients
WHY USE A SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTARY? The successful video settlement documentary will bring your case to life and show the strength of your case in a way that the written word alone can never do. Benefits include: Opposing counsel and the parties at risk see the facts as you will present them in trial – may cause them to reevaluate their
Why Day One is the Most Important Day of a Big Case A great case comes in the door with strong liability and significant damages. The kind of case you might consider for a settlement documentary to be used at or in advance of mediation. With the best of intentions, you map out in your head the visuals you’ll want.
ITLA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS On May 10th Image Resources had the pleasure of attending and video recording the ITLA 30th Lifetime Achievement Awards luncheon featuring chair member John P. Young at the Indiana Convention Center. Over the years, many outstanding attorneys have been recognized during this annual celebration. A few previous honorees have been Jeffrey A. Cooke, P. Gregory Cross,
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