Frequently Asked Questions

What is forensic animation?

Forensic animation is a rapidly expanding field that utilizes animation to assist investigators by visually explaining complex ideas. Forensic animation is extremely beneficial when trying to convey an expert opinion to jurors in a format that is easy to comprehend. Our animators recreate the scene of the crime using 3D graphic tools and advanced animation technology to provide a scientifically correct and easy-to-understand presentation. Our work is modeled through a combination of eyewitness accounts, images that were taken at the site and evidence from law enforcement so we can produce an accurate, relevant and legal animation right there in the courtroom. 

What are trial graphics?

There is a lot of information that is thrown at jurors during a trial, which is why it’s important to make sure that your presentation and message is memorable and leaves a lasting impact. Gone are the days of drawing a picture on a whiteboard, in today’s digital age it’s critical to provide trial graphics that will provide jurors with the context they need to understand your story. Our trial graphics offer dynamic charts, graphs and illustrations that will position you as the best storyteller in the room. 

Are 3D trial animations more effective than trial graphics?

Computer-generated evidence like 3D trial animations and graphics offer a new solution for presenting evidence in a trial in the most persuasive manner. Whether you choose to use animation or graphics is highly dependent on the case and the story that you are trying to convey to the jury. 3D trial animations are effective and recommended in case where you need to visually re-create the mechanics of an injury or to simplify a forensic explanation of how something happened and the series of events that led to it. Trial graphics provide dynamic re-creations of machinery, easy-to-understand charts, timelines and graphs that will help the jury remember the facts of the case and offer a pleasing visual representation that is easy for interpretation. 

When is litigation animation needed?

Successful litigation happens when one side can persuasively explain what happened, and life-like litigation animation can really help to prove and win your case. If you or your client has been involved in any of the following scenarios, litigation animation could be highly beneficial in your case:

What type of scientific analysis goes into a trial animation?

When we work on trial animation for a case, we work closely with the experts to create a line of sight studies, photo- and video-gammetry, time distance diagrams and a host of other technical tools to produce and assess legal animation, including forensic animation and medical animation. Our team will visit the site where the crime happened, or the incident took place, to collect important data that helps us create effective trial graphics and animations from first-hand perspectives. We also utilize 3D laser scanning to ensure that our content is scientifically accurate and consistent by recreating scenes and collisions with 100% accuracy during courtroom animation. 

What is Courtroom Animation’s admittance rate for its trial animations and graphics?

We work hand in hand with expert information and witness testimony to ensure that our trial animations and graphics are compelling and accurate. For this reason, we are proud to share that we have a 99% admittance rate.

What is Courtroom Animation’s success rate for its trial animations and graphics?

Our team has created unique trial animation and graphics for more than 600 cases and helped to achieve over $750 million in favorable verdicts and settlements. We have worked with a wide range of clients and have a 95% success rate for the cases that we have been a part of. 

What types of cases are best suited for trial animations? 

Trial animation can be used in all types of cases to simplify complex scientific processes or to visually describe a crime. Animations of medical procedures or issues are also incredibly useful in court because it will capture juror attention and allow them to better understand the message. If your case involves any of the concepts described here, you may benefit from trial animation to help jurors understand the case more clearly:

  • Moving parts that may not be visible to the naked eye – like machinery 
  • Construction accidents, auto collisions, or personal injury
  • Product defects or failures 
  • Medical cases 

How is Courtroom Animation different / better than our competition?

When you work with Courtroom Animation you are guaranteed to receive 3D animations and trial graphics created with the latest technology that is aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-understand for both judges and jurors. The visuals that we have created for our clients have been credited with more than $750 million in favorable settlements and we’re proud to boast a 95% success rate for the cases that we have worked on. You can rest assured that our team can deliver cutting-edge graphics and animations that will retain the attention of the entire courtroom and help you easily describe what happened in your case. No matter what you are working on, we have the portfolio and experience to create trial animation or graphics that will help you win your case!