Your case is coming together: you have experts and witnesses lined up to testify. You have photographs, documents, charts, and graphs to illustrate your points. But how can you tie all that information together in a clear, compelling, and memorable manner? By adding a litigation animation to your case presentation. Litigation animations are unmatched in their ability to enhance visualization and understanding of a case. Animations can transport jurors to the scene of an accident or help them see inside something that is normally hidden to the naked eye, such as the inner workings of a mechanical device. This added layer of insight and understanding can often make the difference in the outcome of a case.
Cases that can benefit from litigation animation include:
- Personal injury
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Intellectual property theft
- Car accidents
Understanding the Impact of Litigation Animation
Some attorneys believe that jurors will be skeptical of animations or think that litigation animation is overkill. In fact, the reverse is true: jurors tend to view animations – and the parties that use them – favorably. Attorneys who use animations gain credibility with the jury, as their case presentation looks more professional and sophisticated – especially if the opposing counsel doesn’t utilize litigation technology. Modern jurors are accustomed to receiving information in a visual format, whether it’s their TV, computer, or smartphone, so they expect a higher level of technological sophistication from courtroom presentations.
Jurors also believe that if the animation were not accurate, it would not be admitted to the courtroom. And that is, in fact, the case. Some critics of litigation animation argue that the animation doesn’t merely imitate reality, it becomes reality for the jury. For example, the jury can’t go back in time and be eyewitnesses to a car accident, but an animation can recreate the events for them. The more that animation is viewed, the more likely it is the jurors will conclude that is how the accident must have happened, having substantial influence on their decision. However, that is why the rules of admissibility for litigation animation are so strict. The animations must be based off of expert or eyewitness testimony, and cannot unduly influence jurors (for example, by depicting an injury in exaggerated detail). Therefore litigation animation can be reliably viewed as an accurate presentation of an event.
Award-Winning Litigation Animation from Precise
If your case could benefit from a clear, concise, and memorable litigation animation, call the experts at Precise today: 866-277-3247. Our animators work closely with you to ensure your litigation animation is accurate and compelling, and conveys the credibility of your case to the jury.