What Data Does an Interactive Presentation Include?

What data does an interactive presentation include

Interactive presentations have become much more widely used in the courtroom than they were a decade or two ago. They’re not just presented in criminal court, but increasingly in personal injury cases that go to trial. If you’re wondering why they have become so popular, it comes down to their ability to convey complex information, including overlaying one data point over another.

What types of data does an interactive presentation include, though? Let us share with you common types of data our attorney clients ask us to utilize when making custom illustrations or animations for courtroom exhibits.

Data Our Illustrators and Animators Include in Personal Injury Courtroom Exhibits

There are a wide variety of data points that our lawyer clients ask our design talented design professionals to integrate into visuals to present at trial, including:

  • Timelines: Many times technology like dashcams, surveillance cameras, or medical devices will have internal memories that allow them to record critical times at which different equipment may have failed or some kind or a violation of standard or duty of care occurred. Times can be critical to a jury’s decision-making in the deliberation room.
  • Phone logs: This data, especially when combined with a timeline, can help paint a picture as to whether a motorist allegedly responsible for causing a crash was indeed engaging in distracted driving. When combined with a car accident animation, it can clearly depict who is liable for a crash.
  • Financial records: Showing how much in financial losses your client has incurred from receiving medical care, lost wages, etc. by certain intervals. Additionally, this data can be merged together with timelines to show future costs they’re forecasted to incur.
  • Explaining the rarity or frequency of certain occurrences: You may want to use statistical data compiled by a governmental agency or non-profit, for examples, that shows how frequent or rare a particular type of medical malpractice, auto accident type, etc. is to send home the message that a defendant should have taken added safety precautions or that it should have never occurred.

As you can likely tell, the point is that pretty much any data you can think of, whether it’s time, financial, circumstantial or statistical (regarding occurrences), or any other type can be easily integrated into demonstratives our illustrators or animators create.

How Integrated Data Helps Jurors Reach Decisions

Now that you’re aware of examples of data that can be integrated into trial exhibits, you may be wondering how these efforts impact jurors. It centers around typing loose ends together for them.

Think of an interactive presentation like an animated depiction of how you and your client assert that a crash occurred. Even if the defendant and their legal team disagree with your narrative of events, the jury may side with you if you have a trial exhibit that is overlaid with data that shows that 99.9% of crashes that occurred at the same intersection happened in the same way as your client’s.

While you could certainly present that same data point verbally at trial or on a different demonstrative, imagine if the jury requests to see a single exhibit again during deliberations. Wouldn’t you want them to have that data point and imagery to consider together? This could make all the difference as to whether they side with you as the plaintiff or the defense.

Now that you understand what type of data interactive presentations include and their benefits, let’s discuss your upcoming case and how our team at Advocacy Digital Media can assist you in creating exhibits that best assist jurors in recalling critical information.