Here’s a bit of a fun fact: A staggering 90% of the information processed by the human brain is visual in nature. With that in mind, as a legal representative, it begs the question of why you wouldn’t be using legal animations in your case strategy already!
Whether you are presenting arguments for the plaintiff or the defense, one of the greatest challenges you’ll face involves ensuring that your audience — a jury, most likely — remembers the information you relay to them. When you present your audience with audio or written content, they’ll only recall about 10% of the delivered information 72 hours later.
That said, when you combine your sharp arguments with demonstrative exhibits, recall surges to 65%, which in turn means that decision-makers will remember more pertinent details as they render a verdict in your case. While the success of your case hinges on your knowledge and professionalism, our trial graphics can serve as a worthwhile amplification tool that helps you get your message across without issue.
Furthermore, when used strategically, courtroom graphics can also improve engagement and help you differentiate your presentation from that of the other party. At the end of the day, jurors and other decision-makers are still consumers, and consumers love visuals — in fact, 91% of consumers prefer visual content over plain text.
“High Impact gave me just what I needed to convince them that this case had such a huge damage potential that it was resolved short of any significant litigation.”
Mike Arias – Arias Sanguinetti Stahle & Torrijos
Types of Demonstrative Evidence We Provide
Adding demonstrative evidence and visuals from High Impact into your case presentation can help you relay complex information in a digestible way. That said, we understand every case is unique, which is why we offer a wide range of litigation graphics. Your options include the following:
Our medical-legal animations include both still-frame images and motion graphics, and as a trial presentation company, High Impact can provide color-coded and enhanced versions of medical scans, such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. By highlighting important elements of an image (such as the site of injury), we enhance your ability to relay complex medical information to non-legal professionals.
Our medical legal animations are also a great means through which to demonstrate the mechanism of injury. Whether you are involved in a slip and fall incident, car crash, or industrial incident, our team can relay vital details through the power of animation.
High Impact also offers robust car crash animations. Telling someone about a crash using still-frame images can certainly be impactful, but if you want to humanize your client and capture the severity of the incident, you need motion graphics.
Our car crash animations can also prove quite valuable when you are working on the other side of the aisle. For instance, you could requisition graphics to demonstrate how the plaintiff contributed to the crash, thereby reducing your client’s liability. That sort of versatility makes our graphics a great addition to your case strategy.
High Impact’s team also includes medical professionals who focus particularly on creating forensic and medical graphics. As such, we can create a wide range of forensic animations, including pathology graphics, to illustrate how a disease leads (or led) to acute and chronic ailments.
Our forensic animations play a key role in medical malpractice and wrongful death cases, but they can also be used by medical professionals when providing knowledgeable testimony during legal proceedings. They excel at making complex topics more digestible and easy to understand, which is vital when presenting information to mixed audiences of laypersons and professionals.
In addition to creating car crash graphics, we also offer comprehensive reconstruction animations, though these aren’t just for car crashes. We can reconstruct virtually any accident to illustrate causality and liability.
We have produced accident reconstruction animations for many different incident types, including industrial accidents, mechanical failures, and product design flaws that resulted in injury or death.
The purpose of our animations is to complement oral arguments. As you walk your audience through a timeline of what happened, you can use our visual aids to reinforce your message. Together, your delivery and our graphics will form a stronger presentation that is ultimately more memorable and engaging.
Forensic animation demonstrating the mechanism of catastrophic injuries after a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle while crossing an intersection.
Making the Complex Simple: Our Results
Dozens of attorneys have used our legal graphics to support their strategies and obtain favorable outcomes for their clients.
In one case, Bradley Schulman & David Gallagher of Motherway & Napleton, LLP, turned to High Impact when they needed colorized films and medical illustrations to prove liability.
In their case, the plaintiff woke up from spinal fusion surgery in excruciating pain. It was determined that the doctor improperly inserted a screw into her L4 nerve root. After a subsequent surgery, she was left with a right foot drop and severe chronic pain. Schulman and Gallagher used our visual aids to explain the complex mechanism of injury that their client endured, ultimately securing a $3.8M verdict.
In another instance, Dave Fox and Chris Hendricks of Fox Law APC connected with High Impact to demonstrate fault in a vehicle vs. pedestrian case.
A truck was traveling under the speed limit when it struck a pedestrian crossing a busy street at dusk. Initially, the plaintiff was blamed by both witnesses and law enforcement, but Hendricks and Fox knew there was more to the story. In response, High Impact created an animated video showing the collision sequence, which Hendricks and Fox used to demonstrate shared responsibility, recovering a $2M settlement.
This trucking collision animation was used to magnify liability after a tractor-trailer plowed through a disabled vehicle, causing a fiery explosion that killed the driver on impact.
Make an Impact on Your Audience With Legal Graphics
High Impact’s legal animations are excellent tools for amplifying your arguments and telling your client’s story during high-stakes cases. While personal injury cases are our bread and butter, we proudly serve legal professionals in a wide range of fields.
Whether you are pursuing compensation for an injured party, striving to reduce your client’s liability, or making a case for an intellectual property violation, High Impact can help. If you’d like to learn more about our services, connect with our team today!
“High Impact was an integral part of our record verdict in LA County for a below-the-knee-amputation. The animations, graphics, and medical illustrations made the over 20 procedures the plaintiff had to endure understandable.”