The defense attorney sent me a lumpy piece
of mail. I opened it up. What do I find inside? It’s a DVD with my client’s name on it. You
want to know what it is and why I need to pay attention to it? Come join me for a moment
as I share with you some great information. Hi, I’m Gerry Oginski. I’m a New York medical
malpractice and personal injury attorney, practicing law here in the state of New York. My client claims that his doctor violated
the basic standards of medical care, and now my client brought a lawsuit against this doctor.
Now, during the course of the lawsuit, my client was questioned at a deposition, which
is pre-trial testimony. It’s a question and answer session given in our office. Now, about
a month and a half later, the defense lawyer sends me this piece of mail that obviously
has something in it. I open it up, and what do I see? I see a DVD, and it’s got my client’s
name on it with a date. What do I do? I pop it into my computer, and now I press play.
What do I see? I see, low and behold, my client’s on there. What’s he doing? He’s doing his
daily activities. Now, as I’m watching this, he doesn’t realize
that he’s being videotaped. He’s going about his day. He’s leaving his home. He’s going
to work. He’s getting in his car. He’s running errands. He has no idea that somebody is following
him with a video camera. Now, you might be asking yourself, “Why would somebody do this?”
Why would the defense hire a videographer, or private investigator, to capture my client
on video and then send me a copy of the video that they got. You want to know why? It’s
because they wanted to capture him doing some activity that he claimed he couldn’t do, because
remember just a month and a half earlier, he had been asked questions, under oath, he
swore to tell the truth about those things he could or couldn’t do anymore. Their goal was to try and show that my client
was a liar, to show that he did something that he claimed he couldn’t do. I’m watching
this video. It’s going on for 15 minutes, and there’s nothing on here about his activities
to contradict anything that he said during his pre-trial testimony. You know what I think?
I think this is wonderful. This is great. You might be asking yourself, “Why did the
defense attorney send me the DVD if there was nothing on there that contradicted any
of his testimony?” They had to do it, because once they go ahead and get a videographer,
or a private investigator, to go ahead and follow him around, now they’ve got this information
for the purposes of litigating this case to try and show that my client is lying. Now
they’re going to try and use whatever it is that they captured to show that my client
is not credible, that he’s not believable, even if it’s the smallest little thing. Why do I share this quick story with you?
I share it with you just to give you an insight and an understanding into what goes on in
these civil lawsuits involving accidents, and medical malpractice, and even wrongful
death matters. I realize you’re watching this video because you likely have questions or
concerns about your own particular matter. Well, if your matter did happen here in New
York and you’re thinking about bringing a lawsuit, but you have questions that need
to be answered first, what I invite you to do is pick up the phone and call me. I can
answer your legal questions. You know, this is something I do every single day. You can
reach me at 516-487-8207, or by email at [email protected] That’s it for today’s video. I’m Gerry Oginski.
Have a great day.