We’d like to highlight a new service at Skillman Video Group, Video Depositions! A “deposition” is defined as “The sworn testimony of a witness taken before trial held out of court with no judge present. The witness is placed under oath to tell the truth and lawyers for each party may ask questions. The questions and answers are recorded. When a person is unavailable to testify at trial, the deposition of that person may be used. This can also be part of the pre-trial discovery (fact-finding) process.”
Legal depositions are yet another area exponentially improved by the medium of video. Video provides the judge, insurance adjuster or jury, the ability to both see and hear your claimant tell their story in a controlled yet powerful format. This can especially be relevant in personal injury cases. For example, we recently completed a Video Deposition for the personal injury law firm of Parker Scheer LLP. Our camera crew spent a half day with a team of lawyers from the firm, interviewing the claimant about the accident and its immediate and long term impact. The video was later edited down to the most essential and meaningful facts of the case. What are the important facts of the case? How has his life changed since the accident? Thanks in large part to the power of the claimant’s story, as told through the video legal deposition, the case was settled out of court just a week later. Call us today about our Video Deposition Service and see how it can help your upcoming case!