One of the easiest and most compelling ways to ensure a favorable result for your client is to present the facts and arguments of your case using 3D forensic animation. Forensic animations play a critical role in the proactive, aggressive, and efficient disposition of cases in litigation.
Since the mid-1980s, 3D forensic animation has proven time and time again to be an advantageous tool as demonstrative evidence in legal proceedings.
In the hands of a trusted and skilled trial lawyer, forensic animations help stamp out insurance fraud and false claims, successfully negotiate favorable settlement terms, and protect defendants from excessive financial loss.
Unfortunately, there are still numerous defense attorneys that do not leverage this technology.
Whether you are an experienced user or a complete novice, this blog will arm you with helpful tips and information to better your practice.
This blog is not only intended for attorneys, but also paralegals and other legal professionals to use in their cases. Let’s take a deeper dive into the benefits 3D forensic animation can provide for your case.
How Does 3D Forensic Animation Help a Case?
When it comes to communicating the complex events and technical issues of a case, audiences have come to expect compelling visual exhibits. Piecing together numerous graphics, charts, photographs, and testimony may cause information overload, ultimately damaging the conclusivity of your case.
In a 1992 study called the ‘Weiss-McGrath Report,’ researchers found “A 100 percent increase in juror retention of visual over oral presentations and a 650 percent increase in juror retention of combined visual and oral presentations over oral presentations alone.”
Here are a few additional facts and studies that support the use of 3D forensic animation in the courtroom:
- Around 75% of what people know is learned through visualization. (Source)
- When we combine seeing and hearing, we retain up to 700% more information than when we only hear that same information. (Source)
- Jurors who experience combined visual and verbal presentations retain 85% of that information as opposed to retaining only 10% with oral presentations alone. (Source)
- An American survey showed that members of a jury will retain twice the amount of information when using a visual presentation. (Source)
- The understanding of the technical language increases with the use of 3D digitizations (88% of jurors stated they understood). (Source)
According to the authors of Forensic Technologies in the Courtroom: A Multi-Disciplinary Analysis, “Strong support suggests that forensic animation is the first paradigm-shifting courtroom technology since the acceptance of photography.”
Why is 3D Forensic Animation Necessary?
When presenting evidence to a jury or other audience that the facts actually occurred as the plaintiff’s case argues, using 3D forensic animation can greatly help your defendant.
Our team will provide you with the tools and realistic visuals to help you show the court exactly what happened. That includes:
- Simplifying complex scientific, medical, and engineering concepts
- Crash reconstruction
- Depicting what happened during an alleged crime
- Analysing different witness perspectives
- Creating alternative scenarios
For example, a client tasked the Courtroom Animation team to help with depicting, from multiple perspectives, an extremely unfortunate incident where a child rode his bicycle into the path of a bus. We worked diligently with accident reconstruction and human factors experts to depict how little time the defendant driver had to react.
The result was a presentation that was technical, accurate, and easy to understand. According to our client, “The jury said they believed the accident occurred exactly as depicted in the animation.”
Forensic animations are data visualizations. Distill the data from your case to a realistic and objective recreation of any incident.
Working with Insurance Companies & Policyholders
When it comes to insurance companies in particular, the cost of damages and settlements that result from claims or suits covered by policies can be exorbitant. By investing in 3D forensic animation, liability insurers can minimize risk and limit damage.
Here’s how a forensic animation can help your defendant:
- Prove negligence: Demonstrate how the actions of the plaintiff caused or contributed to his or her own plight.
- Emphasize the facts: Present facts in a cohesive narrative while staying distant from any emotions or shock reactions.
- Create a lasting impression: Mediators and jurors will remember the exhibit that pieced the entire case together.
What Makes Courtroom Animation Different?
Expertise: We have a 99% admittance rate in more than 2,000 cases, and we’ve helped secure $1 billion in favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Experience: Whether it’s personal injury, patent infringement, premises liability, product liability, construction, third party liability or any other area of the law – we have the portfolio and experience to create visual exhibits that will achieve your goals.
Process: We regularly work hand-in-hand with expert witnesses of all types and have in-depth experience turning complex data from experts into realistic 3D animations that resonates with all viewers.
Learn More About 3D Forensic Animation
Courtroom 3D Forensic Animation has been trusted by defense attorneys and insurance professionals to produce the most accurate and detailed 3D forensic animation to defend major court cases.
For more information about our 3D Forensic Animation services, get your quote today to discuss the specifics of your case with an animation specialist.