Trial Graphics

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What are Trial Graphics?

Trial graphics assist lawyers in conveying the facts of a case to a jury. They help lawyers summarize the important facts of the case, and they allow the jury to see the facts in the light that best illustrates the client’s position in the case. Often, despite a thorough display of evidence and a lengthy discussion of relevant facts, the jury still needs some help connecting the dots. Trial graphics convey the same facts and pieces of evidence, but they connect the pieces to highlight your client’s story. 

Lawyers use trial graphics to better explain more complex topics.

Trial graphics are extremely beneficial to lawyers trying to explain complex or technical fact-patterns. As the old proverb goes, a picture is worth a thousand words! A trial graphic creates an image for jurors and will imprint in their memories the most important information for them to remember. When your team is the one that can clearly explain the cause-and-effect aspects of the case, the jury views you with authority and credibility.

A unique benefit of using trial graphics is the ability to visually showcase typically inaccessible information. Through a visual model or diagram, a lawyer can clearly explain an event that does not already have a visual record like a photograph, a scientific process, or microscopic evidence. With trial graphics, different types of important data become much more interesting and comprehensible. When the evidence is easier to understand, the entire case becomes more engaging. People become bored and disengaged when situations are confusing or difficult to process, and trial graphics will help prevent unnecessary confusion and misinterpretations of information.

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How do Trial Graphics help Lawyers and Law Firms?

A majority of people absorb information best from a visual presentation. In fact, 65% of people are visual learners. Trial graphics will help the jury learn, understand, and mentally process the necessary information more efficiently. Invaluable to law processes and lawyers working in the courtroom, trial graphics assist presentations in many unique ways.

Information is easier to comprehend

With simple-to-understand images, charts, graphs, and other visual guides, the jury can better interpret information to make a complete decision on the case. When jurors have a better grasp of the facts of the case, they make more informed decisions. 

Most people are visual learners

Lawyers can speak less while conveying a larger amount of information with better mental input from jurors. Evidence can be demonstrated in more obvious ways and in greater detail. Many cases require an overview of specific background knowledge. When lawyers spend less time teaching jurors basic information, this results in having more time for the presentation of your case and the subsequent persuasion. 

Data is more engaging

Visual presentations maintain better attention with often interesting, vibrant, and colorful imagery. Utilizing specific colors for different illustrations and text-based data can instill different emotions in those reviewing the data. Both seeing and hearing about case details can be more emotionally-captivating when compared to just listening about the case without visual aid. 

Microscopic evidence is shareable

Scientific data can be enlarged in trial graphics to compare and explain special evidence. Injury-related and malpractice lawsuits often benefit from graphics of this type. Trial graphics are essential for cases that discuss evidence conveyed on a molecular or cellular level. 

Historical facts are illustrated

Many cases have a complex factual history. Jurors can get confused or bogged down with various versions they are hearing from witnesses. Trial graphics clarify the most important facts of the case and allow clients the take-away they need. 

Lawyers are more prepared and professional

Provide outstanding professionalism by utilizing trial graphics in the courtroom. Displaying clean and organized thoughts and information in a visually engaging manner conveys a higher level of commitment and preparedness during a trial.

Decisions arrive faster

The faster information can be processed mentally, the more quickly the case can be presented as a whole. The ability to explain more refined details is easier and jurors can reach a cohesive decision more efficiently. 

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How We Design Trial Graphics for Lawyers & Law Firms

Trial graphics both generate and emphasize the value of evidence and relevant case information. They are neat and organized, and they convey all the relevant facts in a crisp, concise, and illustrated presentation. We work directly with lawyers and law firms to create the best trial graphics for any type of case. Depending on the needs and evidence available, we will create graphics that fully assist in explaining your client’s view of the case.

We can help you identify what types of graphics will work best for unique scenarios. Graphics can be completely custom-created, or we can work with existing diagrams or photographs. We can add text, arrows or other logical indicators, charts, graphs, results of scientific processes or equations, or any other explanatory feature necessary. Trial graphics can benefit all types of cases, and lawyers use them for an array of case-types.

Here are some examples of case types we create trial graphics for:

Events or Timelines

One of the simplest ways to clarify a set of events is to place them on a timeline. When a jury member listens to various witness accounts and sees conflicting pieces of evidence, tying everything together sequentially can serve your client’s viewpoint of the case. When a timeline is visual, such as when it incorporates a picture of the evidence, the parties involved, or the scene, a jury member can see the point you want to make very clearly. Rather than letting jurors sketch the story together on their own, we’ll help you guide them to your point.

Collisions & Vehicle Accidents

A trial graphic can bring the perfect visual to explain the impact from a motor vehicle accident. The graphic can provide images to set the scene as well as include explanatory arrows and consequences to illustrate the effect of the impact. A visual aid can help explain how weather, road conditions, speed, and other factors affect a collision and its outcome. In combination with expert testimony, your trial graphic can lead a juror to understand how the accident happened and why your client’s position of liability is the correct one. Explain the collision best with graphics in a map or a storyboard format. 

Anatomical Diagrams

In a case involving personal injury or malpractice, a lawyer can serve her client well by using a trial graphic in the form of an anatomical diagram. Jurors are not medical experts and often will not be able to visualize how the body functions and responds to injury. However, you can show them. Supplement your expert testimony with an anatomical diagram. Allow the jurors to follow the cause-and-effect relationships you expert is explaining by mapping it out for them. Our experts can create an anatomical diagram which includes accurate notations explaining how the visual supports your client’s position in the case.

Structural Models

A structural building model can be relevant in a construction case or in an injury case. Whether you want to display an architectural defect, how a fire started, or where benzene is located at a refinery, we can help. We can use images you receive in discovery and add relevant components, such as the influence of chemicals, impact, or personal involvement.  Trial graphics make it simple to showcase the scene. We can even custom-create illustrations based on your case information. 

Work with the best trial graphic design team.

We are experienced lawyers, researchers, analytical thinkers, and graphic designers. We work with lawyers and law firms because we know the field well, and we excel in creating visuals.

All of our graphics and infographics are of the highest quality not only because of their visual presentation but also because they convey a deep understanding of trial practices.

We understand law, graphic design, and how to make graphics compelling in the legal industry. 

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