When presenting your case before a Wichita jury or judge, you want to make your case as compelling as possible. Many different methods are used to do this including photographs, documents, charts and graphs. However, sometimes having all this information can complicate your presentation rather than explain it clearly.
Using animation and graphics can clean up your presentation to make it more understandable. Animation can be very effective in cases of: an injury, system failure, a product design, an architectural plan or construction scene, or a sequence of events or transactions.
This allows the viewers to not only see for themselves the incident, but also allows them to see things they can’t ordinarily see such as what’s happening inside the human body or inside the structure of a mechanical device. These points are often difficult to explain, but are key in your case.
At Ray Hodge & Associates, we have been able to use animation graphic to win several of our cases. One example proved vital in the Garrison case. A pickup and livestock trailer was rear ended by a dump truck. Using animation showed the jury that there was nothing that could have hindered the truck driver from seeing the pickup and trailer in front of him.
A life-like recreation of the scene was created that clearly show no obstacles obstructing visibility. Animation was created not only from a bird’s-eye view, but also from the view inside of the semi truck. It was clearly evident the truck driver had no reason to rear end the pickup truck.
Not only did graphic animation show what happened, it showed how forceful the collision was. The pickup truck belonging to our client, Garrison, was violently impacted and the animation showed how far the dump truck pushed the pickup and trailer. To view the animation from the Garrison case, click here for the view from the truck, or here for a birds-eye view. To read the case results for the Garrison case, visit our case results page here.
Anna Rando was a 76-year-old woman who attempted to cross the street in El Dorado on west central. The defendant in the case turned left a T intersection and failed to turn into the inside lane, instead choosing to turn into the right lane where Anna Rando was. Anna Rando was only 18 inches from the curb when the defendant while watching behind him instead of in front of him struck Anna Rando as a pedestrian causing serious injury. The defendant in this case initially denied responsibility claiming that the pedestrian in the case was at fault for not walking across the street at an intersection. Through careful investigation and the help of animation graphics, our firm was able to show:
1. That the driver turned into the incorrect lane
2. The driver misrepresented what happened under oath compared to what he said at the scene of the collision
3. The defendant was likely looking behind him instead of in front of him at the time that he ran into the plaintiff.
As a result the case settled with a reasonable offer. To watch the animation, go here.
A picture is worth a thousand words and animations are a powerful method to help win your case.
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