In 2020-2021 personal injury lawyers and their clients became familiar with the use of a new is remote technology, such as the wildly popular video conferencing software, Zoom. This type of technology is now being routinely used by judges in Courts to conduct a variety of hearings, scheduling conferences, and other pre-trial motions in personal injury cases. Lawyers and their clients are using remote video conferencing technology for depositions and mediations in pending personal injury cases. Personal injury attorneys adapted quickly to the use of Zoom for depositions and mediations in personal injury cases and 2022 should see this trend continue. The advantages of Zoom video conference technology:
The disadvantages of Zoom technology for personal injury lawyers can be:
These are some dangers and disadvantages in taking the deposition of witnesses using Zoom conferencing technology.
Zoom has been tested for some jury trials, but the dangers far out weigh the benefits in using Zoom for jury trials for the following reasons:
Our law firm would vehemently object to jury trial using Zoom technology because of these numerous dangers and disadvantages. Bottom line is Zoom technology used in the pandemic era has changed our lives in the legal community for the better to a great extent, Zoom appears to have been embraced by all participants in civil litigation at least to some extent. A cost benefit analysis will need to be done on a case by case basis, depending on the specific circumstances, know the risks and dangers of using Zoom conferencing in personal injury litigation. Zoom technology appears to be here to stay in civil litigation, but I would not want nor recommend a jury trial using Zoom technology because of the disadvantages and dangers outlined above.
The Joseph Dedvukaj law firm has used Zoom technology during the pandemic to the advantage and benefit of our clients and participants in many different kinds of personal injury matters including auto accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, construction injuries, slip and falls, no fault insurance claims etc.
At the Joseph Dedvukaj Firm we have the experience, skill and common sense in taking advantage of modern technology to maximize your injury compensation after you have been injured in any kind of accident.
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