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Using Visual Aids to Settle a Case



Courtrooms throughout the country are slowly beginning to reopen after being closed for much of the last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although much of the legal community is eager to return to the courtroom and finalize its pending cases, there are reports of backlogs in hundreds of courthouses throughout the country. Now, more than ever, it is important for attorneys to seek a fair settlement on behalf of their clients—otherwise, they may be waiting another year or longer to close their claims.


The discovery phase


As attorneys know, many, many cases are settled during the discovery phase. Exchanging documents, photos, diagrams, video footage, and other pieces of evidence often launches the parties into settlement negotiations. Once the parties “show their cards,” so to speak, it is much more likely that a settlement will be reached.


Many attorneys and law firms wait until a trial date has been set to hire a litigation consultation and trial technology company. However, it is also beneficial to hire a company like TrialSpectrum, Inc. during the discovery phase.


At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our experts can assist your firm with creating a variety of visual aids. We will partner with you to learn about your case, your arguments, and your ultimate goals for your client. Then, we will determine which types of media are best for your audience and would strengthen and solidify your arguments. For example, in a car accident claim, diagrams created to reconstruct an accident are often powerful tools, as they demonstrate how a crash occurred. Animations are useful tools to explain construction defects or health conditions within the body.


When you submit strong visual aids in your discovery responses, your opponent will realize that your arguments in the courtroom will be compelling, which may persuade the opposing side to consider settling. Additionally, it is difficult to refuse to settle at least part of a claim once a party realizes how strong the opponent’s arguments are.


Mediation


Mediation is another method used to facilitate settlements. A highly effective tool, even the most contentious cases often settle during mediation. The assistance of a third-party neutral has proven invaluable in cases of all types and of all sizes.


Many attorneys simply bring their office files and little else with them to mediation. However, although mediation is not as formal a proceeding as a courtroom hearing, it is still worth the effort to thoroughly prepare. At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our team of litigation consultants and trial technology experts are skilled in determining which visual aids may have the largest impact on both the opposing party and the mediator, depending on the facts of the case. With our assistance, your chances of settling your case increase significantly.


Since mediation does not have strict rules that govern the submission of exhibits, we have much more flexibility in the types of visual aids we can create on your behalf. We can edit videos, print exhibit boards, create packets, supply high resolution photographs, and more.


We are available to assist with all types of cases


At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our team has assisted law firms throughout the United States with cases of all types, including antitrust matters, breach of contract, dental malpractice, intellectual property issues, products liability cases, and more. No matter what type of case you have, we can help.


Call today to learn about our services


If you would like to learn more about the services we offer at TrialSpectrum, Inc., give us a call at 1-800-789-0084 or visit www.trialspectrum.com. We would be glad to go over the products and packages we offer with you to tailor our services to your needs.

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