This animation depicts an expert’s view of how a fatal multi-vehicle automobile accident occurred. The California Supreme Court ruled in People v. Duenas (2012) 55 Cal.4th 1 that animations supporting the testimony of an expert or witness may be shown to juries. To read more about this animation, see Step by Step Development of an Animation That Helps Settle a Case.
This animation depicts the limited scope of the “invention” described in a patent: faxing information and displaying it on the internet.
For more, see Why Animating an Internet Patent Can Help Your Case.
A “biomechanical animation” provides powerful support for the testimony of a biomechanical expert in personal injury cases. A biomechanical expert is able to calculate the movement of the body in a vehicle (or anywhere) and determine the forces placed upon the body at any point, and whether that is consistent with an injury-causing event. The expert’s testimony can provide a foundation for a video that goes through each injury in a slow-motion matter, so the jury can appreciate how every single injury occurred. For more on biomechanical animations, please see Using Biomechanical Animations to Prove Your Case and The Need for Animations To Show Injury.
This animation shows the serious injury to the plaintiff caused by a truck driver who did not look behind him before backing. Using a fully and accurately scaled model, the animation demonstrates how the driver could have seen the worker in his side mirrors had he looked.
This animation visualizes a simple trip and fall to explain how such a severe injury could arise out of such a simple incident. The animation was instrumental in helping settle the case.
The animation in this case was actually a re-doing of the defendant’s animation to make the depiction accurate. In the original version done by the defendant, only the plaintiff’s car was shown appearing to swerve for no reason into the divider. The facts of the fact established that the plaintiff swerved because of a ladder left in the road by the defendant. We added in other vehicles and a ladder in the road over the top of the original defense animation. For more on this case, see Using Biomechanical Animations to Prove a Case.
This animation shows how rain can leak into the different layers of a building structure.