Frank Pitre, of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, represented numerous families in the PG&E San Bruno gas explosion.  Frank brought in Cogent Legal to help with the visual presentation of these cases for the key motion for summary judgment brought by defendant PG&E seeking to exclude any claim for punitive damages. Cogent developed these timelines both as an interactive form, that included all the associated documents, and in the static blow-up version seen here.  For more, see Graphics That Helped Plaintiffs Win The PG&E San Bruno Fire Cases.

This interactive timeline “builds” as the user clicks through the slides.  For more, see How Interactive Timelines Strengthen Opening Statements.

In personal injury cases, plaintiffs and defendants must both address prior medical conditions. Timeline graphics can help.

In this case, we illustrated a history of vicodin abuse, casting doubt on plaintiff’s claim of pain requiring pain relief medication.