“Smile, you’re on Candid Camera” was the gotcha phrase on the long running popular “Candid Camera” television show. This show involved the use of concealed cameras filming ordinary people doing strange things. Today, most cell phones have video cameras that are readily available to the public. This makes it easy to film the injured person and extremely cost effective. Injured persons with accident claims of inability to work, lift, carry or pursue hobbies should be aware of the possibility that insurers will hire investigators to film them without their knowledge. If the film indicates that the injured person has lied or
PRODUCTION OF SECURITY ACCIDENT SCENE VIDEO WITHOUT DELAY
Attached is a Memorandum of Law that I recently submitted in a slip and fall case in an attempt to secure the security video evidence of the fall before my client’s deposition. The defense argued that it should not be produced prior to the plaintiff’s deposition because of its impeachment value. The court focused on the word “solely” in Rule 26 and ordered the production before the plaintiff’s deposition. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA JAMIE E. MASSUNG, Plaintiff, vs. DOLGENCORP, LLC t/d/b/a DOLLAR GENERAL and DOLLAR GENERAL, Defendants. CASE NO. 2:19-CV-01081-PLD PLAINTIFF’S MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PRODUCTION OF SECURITY ACCIDENT SCENE VIDEO WITHOUT DELAY Plaintiff
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motorcycle helmets saved an estimate 1,859 lives in 2016. Helmet use reduces the risk of death by 37% and the risk of head injury by 69%. PennDot states that one out of every five motorcycle crashes result in head or neck injuries. In 2016, states without universal helmet laws, 60% of motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets compared to 8% in states with universal helmet laws. Statistics do not lie. Always wear a helmet when you ride.