A Day in the Life Video Makes a Dramatic Impact
A video account of your client's injuries and day to day struggles provides persuasive evidence that can considerably increase the monetary damages awarded. It is an honest representation of the facts told in a visual and effective manner to document the effects of a personal injury. The use of photographs and video in a courtroom has become routine; however, the quality and content of the evidence are key factors in the effectiveness of a one day in the life video.
James R Jenkins, owner and operator of Forensic Video Law, has worked with countless law offices across the country and has produced more than 500 compelling Day in the Life videos. Throughout his 23 years in the business, his goal has always been to create the most factual and emotionally moving documentaries to maximize the plaintiff's recovery.
A Day in the Life Video Project
James approaches each video project with the desire to bring the plaintiff's injury and circumstances to life. His HD videos serve as demonstrative evidence that accurately portray the physical, emotional and financial impacts associated with the injury.
Your client’s Day in the Life video captures their daily living activities, including therapies, dressing, transfers and use of any necessary equipment. Videos can also include before and after photographs as well as interviews with family members, caregivers, doctors and therapists. Once filming is complete, a video editor expertly prepares the footage for presentation to an insurance adjuster or jury. Upon its completion, the 12-17 minute program can be introduced into evidence at trial. A Day in the Life video can also be shown to the jury and introduced into evidence through various witnesses at trial, i.e. caregiver, spouse, doctor, life-care expert.
Day in the Life Video Examples
Admissibility of Day in the Life Video
While the advantages of video evidence in the form of a day in the life documentary are undeniable, the question as to the admissibility of a day in the life video does come up. In order for a day in the life video to be entered into evidence, it must meet the following criteria:
- The film must be authentic; the identities of any person, place or item shown must be identified and the footage must accurately depict the plaintiff.
- The video must help others to understand the subject or issue.
- Probative Value Outweighs Prejudice
- The documentary must prove or help to prove the issue and it outweighs any confusion or prejudice effect that may result from the video.
Day in the life video evidence is in fact admissible, but due to the requirements mentioned above, it is imperative that you choose a professional legal videographer to produce your client's day in the life video evidence.
How to do a Day in the Life Video
A Day in the Life Video delivers an emotional and compelling view of a client's difficulties and hardships due to an injury. James R Jenkins is a true professional who has produced hundreds of successful day in the life videos. Contact James to find out how he can help add value to your case.
Whether you are in Jacksonville, Florida or anywhere within the United States, James can assist you with your legal day in the life video production services.