Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?
You call an expert in a medical malpractice case, and their testimony consists of a string of dry medical terminology that causes the jurors’ eyes to glaze over.
You are trying to demonstrate how a product failed, but the mechanisms are hard to see with the naked eye.
You want to recreate an accident scene, but sketches and photos are insufficient to highlight the pertinent details of your case.
All of these cases could benefit from a forensic animation. From adding clarity to witness testimony to looking inside mechanisms, a forensic animation can be the best investment you make in your case.
How Do Forensic Animations Aid Your Case?
- Help jurors grasp and retain information, situations and concepts that are difficult to visualize.
- Communicate more effectively with the jury. The majority of people are visual learners, plus we are increasingly used to receiving and processing information in a digital format.
- Can increase the persuasiveness of your case narrative, since visual images are retained longer than verbal communication.
- Animations allow you to examine a scene from multiple angles and investigate different scenarios.
Now let us take a look at some of our forensic animations and how they demonstrate these principles:
- Medical malpractice – A patient had screws inserted into their femur, but one protruded through the bone into the hip socket. This information is not readily apparent on the x-ray, except to a trained eye. The animation allows jurors to look inside the patient and see how the protruding screw causes pain, discomfort, and possible damage as the leg moves.
- Ladder – This animation is an efficient way to demonstrate to the jury how the ladder functions. It would be very awkward to bring the ladder into the courtroom and try to demonstrate its mechanisms: that could easily cross the line from demonstration to spectacle.
- Car crash – Here you can see both the chain of events and how the passenger’s injuries were sustained. Jurors can see the stopped line of traffic, the double yellow line, and the impact as the truck illegally passes and strikes the car in the driver side door as it makes a left turn. This caused the passenger to first jerk left, then right, resulting in trauma to their brain from the violent impact.
- Work accident – With this interactive work accident animation, you can add in and take out elements and view the scene from multiple angles. This allows you to give an accurate representation of the conditions, while being able to highlight the aspects you want the jury to focus on.
Precise: Delivering Expert Forensic Animations
Since 2000, Precise has been delivering forensic animations to litigators around the country. In our digital age, we can easily create a forensic animation for your firm whether you are in California or Maine. For more information about our services, contact us today at 866-277-3247.