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The Settlement Documentary

“Attorney’s Edge has helped me resolve numerous cases through the use of their insightful approach to settlement videos. Christina has a journalist’s eye for spotting the key issues to make a powerful presentation. I would highly recommend Attorney’s Edge to anyone looking for the highest quality of settlement presentation.”

Spencer R. Lucas – Panish Shea & Boyle LLP

“I can’t say enough about the quality work product that Attorneys’ Edge created, and their professionalism. Their documentary video captured the essence of my client’s daily struggles and the devastating effects on his family and friends. Christina (an Emmy- winning investigative reporter) knows how to draw people out and capture their raw emotions. Unquestionably, her documentary added significant value to the case.”

Chuck Koro – Brown, Koro & Romag, LLP

WHAT IS A SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTARY?
A Settlement Documentary is a video story that explains an attorney’s case using interviews, demonstrative evidence and a compelling narrative. It is typically shown to the defense and insurance adjusters prior to, or at, mediation. It is not meant for court.

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.

HOW CAN A SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTARY HELP MY CIVIL CASE? The settlement documentary can be a powerful tool for getting maximum compensation for your clients. This long form documentary typically runs about 10-12 minutes, but it can run longer. Our settlement documentaries include damages, liability or both. We will show – and tell- what your client’s life was like before the incident, what happened and what his or her life is like today because of the defendant’s wrongdoing.

WHAT DO YOU INCLUDE IN A SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTARY?
We use the most compelling elements of your case. Typically the best combination of the following:

    • Our on-camera interviews with your client or clients, family members, friends, co-workers, employers – those who can speak to your client’s life, attitudes, behavior and hopes prior to the incident.
    • Snippets of the Expert interviews we will shoot at your request. These can include medical experts, accident re-constructionists, life care planners, vocational experts, financial analysts and witnesses to the incident.
    • Experts’ reports – digital copies that include you experts’ analytic methods and conclusions reached, sections may be included in the documentary
    • Medical images – MRIs, CT scans, X-rays
    • Police Reports
    • Photos (jpgs) and videos of the incident scene.
    • Any surveillance and/or CCTV video
    • 911 Audio
    • Photos and/or Home Videos of your client(s) post injury
    • Photos and Home videos of your client pre-injury, or death, including happy times, holidays, work photos, activities and awards
    • Video, that we will shoot on site, showing your client’s current struggles.
    • Deposition videos if important witnesses are not available.

 

WHAT KINDS OF CASES MAKE THE BEST SETTLEMENT VIDEOS?
Every case has a compelling story if you know where to look. At Attorneys’ Edge Productions, we handle all kinds of cases; personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, defective products, auto collisions, truck collisions, motorcycle crashes, sexual harassment and sexual abuse. Whatever case you are working on now, we have likely produced a video on that kind of case.

WHY USE ATTORNEYS’ EDGE PRODUCTIONS?
Our Emmy-winning team spent decades working as long-form, investigative journalists. Our success depended on keeping millions of viewers engaged each moment as our video narratives revealed our findings. We are highly-skilled storytellers with the expertise to craft your video into a high-quality, Dateline-style documentary that is told in a clear, concise and compelling broadcast format.

A WORD ABOUT CLIENT INTERVIEWS
Our professional team will do in-depth, on-camera interviews with your client as well as interviews with friends and family members who have been victimized by the defendant’s actions. These delicate interviews are best done by broadcast professionals with the skill to elicit emotion without causing more harm. As noted above, your documentary may include interviews with various expert witnesses; surgeons, life-care planners, vocational experts, financial experts, accident re-constructionists- whomever will add impact to your case. As former journalists and long time legal settlement producers, we know the important questions to ask in each case.

SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTARY NARRATION
Our talented writers will use the evidence and on-camera testimony to craft your case into a compelling script. Once you approve the copy, one of our professional broadcasters will add narration to bring your case to life in a true Dateline-style settlement documentary – or, if you prefer, we will design a video that lets your clients and expert witnesses tell the story in their own words without narration.

By the end of the video, the defense should have an unassailable view of what your client’s life could have been like and how the defendant’s actions have led to the life-altering changes which your client endures today.

When done creatively and correctly, a powerful settlement documentary will truly give you the Attorneys’ Edge.

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