Should victims or surviving family members speak with the news media following a major accident or catastrophy?
If you, a family member or someone you know has been involved in a serious accident or catastrophic event the news media may contact you. But if the circumstance are such that you or a family member may have a potential legal claim for injuries, damages, or other harms and losses then you may want to think twice before agreeing to an interview.
It may be wise to delay speaking to the news media until you have had a chance to discuss your legal options with a media-savvy attorney who can help determine the best course of action.
Reporters are calling? What should I do?
The attorneys and media management team at Davis Law Group think that this question cannot be fully answered in a few simple sentences. So we have authored an 18-page report on the subject to help you understand the pros and cons.
Here is an informal 30-minute video of Mischelle Davis sharing things you need to know about discussing your case with members of the media.
News Media Interviews: Are They An Asset or Liability For Your Legal Claim?
A Television, Radio & Newspaper Interview Guide for Victims & Survivors of Serious Accidents
This FREE report outlines the specific pros and cons that news media coverage may have on the outcome of potential legal claims. It also addresses the type of media management services that a law firm which has extensive media experience should provide for clients for whom media coverage is a serious consideration.