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The One Day I Didn’t Bring My Video Camera…

When I turned around to look at my client's expression, it was one of utter shock and disbelief. That's when I realized I didn't have my video camera with me. I wish I'd captured that image to save forever. Continue reading

“I don’t give referring attorneys anything,” she said.

I went to dinner last night with some very dear friends that we see once a year. He's a doctor and she's a trusts and estates attorney. She's a solo who works out of her home after having worked for many years in a large law firm. Being the marketing student that I am, I asked her where she gets her cases from and what type of marketing she does. She replied that the work she gets is entirely from referrals. That's a good position to be in. I then asked what she does to thank those referring attorneys. "Nothing," she answered. Continue reading

What's a Video Deposition? NY Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

Your treating doctor tells you that he cannot come in to trial since he will be away at the time of your trial. What do you do? Is there some way you can take the doctor's testimony to be used at trial? Watch the video to learn what a video deposition is and how it can be used at trial in New York. Continue reading

What is a Charge Conference? New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Oginski Explains

A charge conference is not what happens when your credit card company calls to find out why you went over your credit limit. Nor is it a strategy session with the people in charge of the running of the bulls. Rather, it refers to... Continue reading

What Does 'Preponderance of Evidence' Mean? New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains

Watching TV we hear that the prosecutor has to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. However, in a medical malpractice or accident case in New York, that is not the standard that we must meet in order to prove that we are entitled to compensation. Instead, we need only show that we are more likely right than wrong that what we are saying is correct. This is known as the preponderance of credible evidence. If the jury determines that we are more likely right than wrong, then the injured victim is entitled to be compensated for the harm that they have suffered. Continue reading

NY Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains What is "Mediation?"

Have you ever heard the term 'mediation'? Do you know what it is and how it can help resolve your case? Watch the video to learn more. Continue reading

NY Medical Malpractice: More Trial Secrets Revealed

Do you realize that the people you have sued will be in court with you each day? Did you ever wonder how your attorney can have a civil conversation with his adversary? Watch the video to learn more. Continue reading

Observations Your NY Trial Lawyer May Not Tell You

No, it's not something confidential. Rather it's a few observations about the procedure of being in court and trying your case that many lawyers simply don't tell their clients. It has to to with procedural things that go on and the mechanics of getting into the court house. Watch the video to learn more. Continue reading

Podiatry Alert: $1.5 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict in Westchester

A Westchester woman was awarded $1.5 million in a case involving improperly performed foot surgery. According to sources, she had a Lapidus bunionectomy performed in 2005 to her right foot. She claimed that during the procedure, too much bone had been removed from the first ray, specifically the medial cuneiform. In addition, she claimed that the first metatarasal was improperly positioned. As a result of being properly performed surgery, she claimed that the forces of her foot while weight-bearing shifted to the second and third metatarsals, causing pain, discomfort and irritation whenever she walked. Continue reading

NY Medical Malpractice Lawyer solves the Medical Malpractice Problem

Medical malpractice is medical carelessness. We know it happens. Despite this fact doctors continue to point their fingers at lawyers for creating “frivolous” lawsuits. Lawyers point fingers at the doctors for incompetent care, and the doctor silently curses their medical malpractice insurance companies for charging them outrageous insurance premiums to pay for medical malpractice insurance. The undeniable problem is that the injured patient is stuck in the middle. Continue reading

Testimonials

Gerry, I've read your book and watched at least 100 of your videos, and follow your blog, so "I feel like I know you already!".

I wanted to introduce myself, I work for an attorney, David Aylor, in the Charleston, SC area. I do all his in house marketing, and most recently have focused on video marketing, using your approach.

We started exploring the strategy last July, started filming by September, and published the first video to YouTube Nov. 1. I am now publishing 2 videos per week and the response had been great.

I want to share with you how we have be utilizing the material on Facebook, to build a community of "friends" of the law firm. These are previous clients, referral sources, friends of the staff, other attorneys, new media (radio, TV, and print) as well as other prominent folks in the community.

I really was against the idea of Facebook marketing at first (because I think there's alot of hacks and snake oil salesmen in the "social media/SEO marketing" world). But I was very wrong, the content we are creating is being liked, shared, and commented on, and Facebook's strong community platform (and it's EdgeRank algorithm) is giving us a great way to keep our "inner circle" close to the office, and relevant in the minds of them and their friends.

This was the first video we posted to Facebook-
"Can My Facebook Profile Be Used As Evidence In Court?"
95 likes, 25 comments, 27 shares
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151129347056196&set=vb.183306715043094&type=3

The local NBC anchor actually saw it in his Facebook feed from a friend sharing it, and interviewed David Aylor for a 6 o'clock news story on Social Media and Privacy in the legal system. (you can see here if you'd like http://bit.ly/VyALj4)

I would love to show you more about how I'm strategizing these videos for YouTube use as well as Facebook now. I think there are definitely some areas of practice and law firms that it wouldn't work for, but I'm sure there are a bunch that would benefit from it.

Thanks for all you do, and I hope I get the pleasure of meeting you soon!

David Haskins