If you’re putting together a car accident claim, it may be wise to include a day-in-the-life film. Compelling video footage can bolster your case by providing so much more context than documents and photographs alone.
Before you take out your smartphone and start recording your daily activities, though, there are a few things you should know. Here are some of the most important tips to keep in mind to ensure your day-in-the-life film is as gripping as possible:
1. You Don’t Have to Film for 24 Hours Straight
Despite its name, a day-in-the-life film doesn’t necessarily have to be comprised of footage from the same 24-hour period. When recovering from serious injuries, recording yourself can be utterly exhausting, so it’s perfectly acceptable to spread out the filming over the course of several days. As long as the final product is a realistic representation of what you experience during a single day, you can include it in your claim as a “day-in-the-life” film.
2. You Do Have to Be Fairly Vulnerable After the Car Accident
The primary purpose of the film is to illustrate the everyday hurdles you now face because of your injuries. Naturally, you’re going to have to get comfortable opening up in front of the camera in order to do so.
For example, it may be wise to record a doctor’s visit or physical therapy session. Likewise, you should capture any help you need to complete domestic duties like housekeeping or meal preparation. Recording yourself during such vulnerable times takes some getting used it, but the raw footage that results will make it easier to pursue every dollar you deserve.
3. You Can Turn to Seasoned Professionals for Help
If you don’t want to make the film yourself, a resourceful personal injury firm can help. They should be able to record the scenes, compile the footage, and edit everything into a compelling narrative that supports your damages claim. Quality PI Firms retain the services of companies that specialize in making these day in the Life Videos. The cost is expensive but they are worth their weight in gold at the end of the day. You simply have to show up and go about your day, and they’ll take care of the rest.
Speak with a Long Beach Car Accident Attorney
Your Injuries Are Personal to Me
Are you thinking about taking action against a drunk, drowsy, or distracted motorist? For help with every aspect of your claim, turn to the Law Office of Michael D. Waks.
From the day they call our office to the moment their case is resolved, clients get a direct line of contact to attorney Michael D. Waks. Call (562) 206-1939 or fill out the Contact Form on our website to schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer in Long Beach.
Download Our Car Crash Emergency Response .PDF
As long as you’re on the road, you’re at risk of getting in an accident. No matter how conscientious you might be behind the wheel, you cannot rely on those around you to exercise the same level of care. As such, it’s wise to be prepared for all eventualities. By printing our Car Crash Emergency Response .pdf and keeping a copy in each of your vehicles, you’ll always be ready to record the scene of an accident. Download it HERE.
- Common Types of Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents - September 20, 2023
- Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in California and How to Prevent Them - September 13, 2023
- California’s Strict Liability Laws: What You Need to Know in Personal Injury Cases - September 6, 2023