Trial Animation & Courtroom Animation Services Can Enhance Your Arguments

by Robert Loughry | Nov 14, 2017 2:39:26 PM | Trial Presentation, Litigation Services

Even complex facts and figures can be reduced to simple courtroom animations that are easier to understand. Learn more about the benefits of trial animation services and how you can use these services to help strengthen your case.

Benefits Of Courtroom Animations

Because they offer an engaging, multi-media presentation, courtroom animation services can help boost retention of information provided to the trier of fact. Additionally, the information that is presented through animation can help to enhance and strengthen an argument by showing a viewer the inner workings of a machine or structure that is at the heart of a case. Animation also allows for the exploration of scenarios before settling on the final argument. If an attorney has doubts about how an accident happened, for example, animation can assist in spotting the weak points of an argument and strengthening those weak points before presenting the argument in court.

Tips For Creating Effective Trial Animations

As with any visual aid to be used at trial, animations should be kept simple while still conveying the information that the party using the animation wishes to convey. Using complicated animations or animation that is too busy can confuse the argument instead of strengthening it. This should be avoided at all costs.

Consider integrating the theme or theory of the case into the animation such that the animation helps tell your story instead of working against it. Working the theory of the case into the animation early on in the case can also help develop and strengthen the theory into a more cohesive story.

The style and design of the animation plays a great role in how it is received by the intended audience. Therefore, it is important for the attorney to take some time to focus on these issues and work with the team producing the courtroom animation to ensure the style and design best conveys the intended message.

How To Introduce Animations As Evidence In Court

Generally, animation is considered demonstrative evidence, and is not introduced as substantive evidence to be directly considered in deciding issues in the case. In many cases, in order to introduce demonstrative evidence in court, the proponent of the evidence has to do so using a witness. For example, an expert could testify about how a defective product malfunctioned and then rely on the animation to illustrate the object’s defects.

The procedural steps that should be followed when introducing animation as evidence in court may depend on the local court rules in the jurisdiction that the case will be tried. It is always important to check local rules and follow those when seeking to use trial animations and other demonstrative evidence.

Hire An Expert For Trial Animation Services

If you need expert courtroom animation services, contact A. William Roberts, Jr. & Associates (AWR) today. We can provide you with previews of proposed animations so that inconsistencies in your case can be changed and you can strengthen your argument and be better prepared for trial. In addition to 3D animation, we can also produce moving animation depending on your particular needs. We also offer a full suite of litigation services beyond animation, with 24/7 availability.

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