Selecting Visual Aids for Insurance Trials and Hearings
In cases involving insurance, it is important for the judge and jury to understand how a claim applies or does not apply to an insurance policy. Simply reading from a policy and explaining the facts and circumstances behind a claim is not always an effective way to prevail in a case. Using visual aids to help a judge and jurors visualize the claim, in contrast, create a lasting impact. At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our trial technology experts and litigation consultants are available to help you determine which visual aids are best for your case and work with you to create these aids for use in your legal proceeding.
Though many attorneys wonder if trial boards are an outdated type of exhibit, a printed board still has its place in the courtroom. A trial board remains in sight for however long an attorney likes, as compared to a slide or display on a monitor, which may disappear after a few moments so that the next piece of information may be displayed. When reading the details of a claim, it is often helpful to have policy language displayed on a trial exhibit board so that the jury may immediately compare the facts of the case to the policy itself.
Whether your client represents the insurance company or one of its policyholders, it is important to detail the correspondence that was sent between the parties. Did the insured submit all required documentation? Did the insurance company take too long to communicate with the insured? Graphics that display letters sent from the insurance company or documents sent in by the insured can help the judge and jury understand what happened throughout the duration of the claim.
Many insurance claims involve requests for damages that include medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses stemming from injuries. Printing or displaying photographs of injuries, x-rays, medical records, and other documents can be quite helpful to allow the audience to understand the extent of one’s injuries.
Similarly, in cases involving property damage or theft, photos of the damage or stolen items are often central to the case. It is easy to say a building caught on fire, but showing photos of a scorched building with its interior ruined is a much more powerful method of delivering the message.
In some insurance cases, it can be difficult to understand how an incident occurred. Some jurors may not understand how extensive injuries resulted from a seemingly minor car accident. Others may not understand how a small dent ruined an expensive piece of farming equipment. Animations may be used to bring these claims to life. With the trial technology team at TrialSpectrum, Inc., we can create an animation that details exactly what you need for the judge and jury to understand.
There are a number of ways in which videos may be used in an insurance claim. For example, security footage or doorbell camera footage may be used if it captured the disputed incident. Video interviews of witnesses may also be useful. If injuries are involved in the insurance claim, a “day-in-the-life” video that shows how an incident has impacted the daily life of an individual are often powerful tools.
Our videographers and video editing team are available to record interviews and depositions for you and provide editing services where needed. Our video editors can enhance quality, edit clips, reduce background noise, and even add captions. Whether you need to rent video recording equipment or would like to hire our videographers and video editors, we can help.
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