How Demonstrative Evidence Can Help Sway a Case
These visual aids are called demonstrative evidence, and they can be a
huge factor in your personal injury case. Demonstrative evidence is pretty
much anything used to prove negligence that isn't spoken testimony.
Demonstrative evidence can be either illustrative or physical:
Illustrative evidence: This type of evidence can include photographs of your accident scene
or graphs showing the intersection where you were hit, even which way
the cars were heading. If you're involved in a medical malpractice
case, this evidence can include charts of your health progress, blown
up pictures of injuries and specially designed illustrations showing how
your surgeries were performed. These pictures basically tell your story
to the jury. We want them to know what happened to you and how it affected
your life. This will also allow them to understand what an expert witness
is talking about when they discuss either medical or other types of information.
Being able to visually see your story is a strong motivator in getting
the jury to know you and understand your struggles.
Physical evidence: This type of evidence is anything a lawyer can pick up and show to the
jury. Physical evidence can include a weapon used in a criminal trial
or a broken stair that caused you to fall and injure yourself. At an accident
scene, physical evidence can be a bumper that was torn off or even bloodied
clothing. Damage to your car can be physical evidence as well. In such
instances before you get it repaired, it is a good idea to get the vehicle
completely evaluated and evidence preserved for future use. In the event
of an accident or injury where you are unable to pick up actual physical
evidence, it's always a great idea to take photographs of everything.
When making your decision on which attorney to hire to represent you in
your injury claim, it is important to obtain the skills of an individual
who understands the importance of demonstrative evidence and how to utilize
it. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our attorneys have decades
of combined experience utilizing demonstrative evidence at trial to help
our clients obtain the verdict they deserve. At trial, our firm relies
on cutting edge technology and expert witnesses at the forefront of their
fields to show both physical and illustrative evidence to the jury in
order to prove that our clients were injured due to another party's
negligence. As a result, our attorneys have acquired more than $1 billion
in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
For more information, visit our educational website at
http://www.quellerfisher.com. If you have legal questions, we want you to call us at (212) 406-1700.
We welcome your call.