Visualize Your Case
Maximizing Construction Case Value and Attaining Faster Results

According to the National Institute of Health and the Library of Medicine, approximately 65% of the population are visual learners. That is, they retain knowledge better from dynamic media like videos or animations. Videos are more reliable at presenting information because they typically include all aspects of visual learning methods: color-coding, helpful infographics and diagrams, and audio. Today, construction attorneys are finding the need to use multimedia courtroom visuals to illustrate complex evidence.  

When working up construction cases, client advocacy often involves organizing piles of records and documents into a cohesive presentation. And then, after discovering all of the relevant information needed to formulate an argument, it’s still necessary to present everything clearly, concisely, and memorably - in a way that won't lose your audience. 

We know that text-based demonstrations are inefficient, as it’s virtually guaranteed that very little of the information will be retained. And, while speech is core to articulating a case, studies show that information retention from speech is even worse than text. On the other hand, posters and photos are often emotive and evocative - but they convey information in a silo, failing to connect to the central argument. So, how do you define negligence, causation, and damages without overloading or losing your audience’s attention? 

Recently, courts have shifted much of their operations to virtual forums, dominated by cameras and computer screens. Thus, a growing number of attorneys have learned to leverage litigation visuals - particularly 3D reconstructions and animations - to strengthen their cases.

For exampleDaniel Rottinghaus and Howard Silldorf of Berding | Weil, one of California’s largest construction defect law firms, secured a favorable settlement for a homeowners’ association using a DK Global animation. A litany of safety concerns - including extensive water intrusion that compromised the structural integrity of the units - went unaddressed for months, violating basic landlord duties to provide a habitable residence. The presentation outlined all of the inadequacies with a 3D model of the property, allowing the mediator and defense to visualize Howard and Daniel’s multidimensional evidence.

In another case, attorneys Joseph PowerSean M. Houlihan, and James Power of Power Rogers, LLP represented the family of a construction worker who was crushed by an unstable wall while renovating its exterior. The team at Power Rogers, LLP, had evidence that the Defendant carelessly constructed the building without securing the layers of brick and cinderblocks. Additionally, the Defendant never hired an engineer to conduct a mandated building safety inspection. This evidence was used to create a 3D reconstruction that gave a lateral view of the wall's interior. With the foundation of their case laid out leveraging their DK Global animation, the Power Rogers team secured an $8.1 million settlement.

DK Global’s team of Visual Consultants, Project Managers, and 3D artists help synthesize all the complexities of construction claims into presentations, which audiences from lay to expert can understand and retain. Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our Visual Consultants today and discover how we can help maximize your case value and secure results faster.


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