Case Studies

This collection of case studies highlights not only the effectiveness of our collaboration with our partners and advocates who champion legal causes for the greater good of society – but also provides real-world examples of the winning strategies High Impact and its clients have applied to a large variety of case types.

$33.3M Settlement: Animated Explosion, Death by Burning

$33.3M Settlement: Animated Explosion, Death by Burning

Two brothers burned to death and a third man died a week later after a West Virginia metal processing plant exploded, turning the facility into an enclosed inferno and releasing a fireball... Read more

$6M Settlement: Animated Semi Crushes Electrician

$6M Settlement: Animated Semi Crushes Electrician

Cavanagh Law Group partners Timothy J. Cavanagh and Michael Sorich obtained a $6M settlement for the widow of an electrician who died after construction companies and engineers violated... Read more

$2M Verdict On $425K Offer: Deputy Hits Car Head-On

$2M Verdict On $425K Offer: Deputy Hits Car Head-On

After the first rain of the season in Lake County, CA, a Sheriff’s Deputy accelerated too quickly on the water-slicked highway, lost... Read more

$16M Verdict: Pulmonary Embolism Misdiagnosis

$16M Verdict: Pulmonary Embolism Misdiagnosis

When a pulmonary embolism was misdiagnosed as pneumonia, attorneys Darryl Lewis, Esq., and Jack Scarola, Esq., needed to show why medical providers... Read more

$1.25M Verdict on $125K Offer Colorizing Fractures

$1.25M Verdict on $125K Offer Colorizing Fractures

A picture may be worth a thousand words but in this case, adding color to that picture helped add more than a million dollars to the compensation... Read more

$35M Verdict Animating Ex-UCLA Lineman’s Amputation

$35M Verdict Animating Ex-UCLA Lineman’s Amputation

A former lineman for UCLA lost his leg after a taxi cab collided with his motorcycle at a dangerous intersection. Because the intense level of damages... Read more

$16.6M Verdict Illustrating Rear-End MVC Spinal Injuries

$16.6M Verdict Illustrating Rear-End MVC Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries are among our most common cases because although these injuries may seem mundane on the surface, they cause extreme pain and suffering... Read more

$4M Verdict After $0 Offer for Preventable Amputation

$4M Verdict After $0 Offer for Preventable Amputation

When an angle grinder malfunctioned, its blade violently ripped open a man’s forearm and sliced major arteries that carried blood to his... Read more

Brain Injury 101: Animation Series Breaks Down TBI

Brain Injury 101: Animation Series Breaks Down TBI

Traumatic Brain Injuries contribute to almost a third of all U.S. injury-related deaths, but how do you explain the totality of... Read more

$1.3M Verdict Animating Negligence: Failure To Diagnose And Treat Heart Infection

$1.3M Verdict Animating Negligence: Failure To Diagnose And Treat Heart Infection

When diagnosing a patient, it’s the doctor’s job to rule out the most urgent, life-threatening scenario first. But what happens when a... Read more

$2.4M Verdict: Illustrating Drunk Driving Devastation

$2.4M Verdict: Illustrating Drunk Driving Devastation

DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC, obtained a $2.4M verdict for two plaintiffs who suffered catastrophic injuries that required months of painful recovery... Read more

$4M Verdict Animating Vacuum-Assisted Birth Injury

$4M Verdict Animating Vacuum-Assisted Birth Injury

A vacuum-assisted birth involves a doctor using a vacuum device to guide a baby out of the birth canal by the head. Normally, the vacuum is not... Read more

Animated ‘Mechanism of Injury’ Falling Down Stairs

Animated ‘Mechanism of Injury’ Falling Down Stairs

Animating your client’s mechanism of injury can add significant value to your case because it demonstrates how and why an incident directly... Read more

$3.5M Settlement: 3D Volumated Fractures After 20-ft Fall

$3.5M Settlement: 3D Volumated Fractures After 20-ft Fall

3D Volumation is a capability pioneered by High Impact in which we create a near-exact 3D replica of your client’s injury with the most... Read more

Nighttime Visibility Animation Outshines Opposing Animation

Nighttime Visibility Animation Outshines Opposing Animation

What differentiates our work from other legal exhibit firms? The foundation of our work is grounded in scientific methodologies using the... Read more

$2.5M Verdict: Animated Knee Crushed and Replaced

$2.5M Verdict: Animated Knee Crushed and Replaced

A security guard would undergo five reconstructive surgeries before having her knee completely replaced after a metallic gate crushed her leg on a... Read more

$12.65M Verdict: 3D Depth of TBI After Rock Hits Driver

$12.65M Verdict: 3D Depth of TBI After Rock Hits Driver

A 32-year-old driver suffered traumatic brain injuries after he was hit by a rock that smashed through his windshield and caused him to vault his... Read more

3D Collision Animation Magnifies Liability to Maximize Win

3D Collision Animation Magnifies Liability to Maximize Win

After a semi-truck driver took his eyes off the highway for more than 30 seconds to search for snacks he dropped on the floor, he plowed into the back... Read more

3D Animated ‘Moment in Time’ Shows Seat Belt Injury

3D Animated ‘Moment in Time’ Shows Seat Belt Injury

How do you show that a defective product directly caused an injury when you don’t have sufficient biomechanical data to animate exactly what... Read more

$17.8M Record Verdict: Animated Infant Medication Error

$17.8M Record Verdict: Animated Infant Medication Error

Leventhal & Puga, P.C., returned the largest malpractice verdict in Colorado history to a young girl who suffered a permanent brain injury after a... Read more

$29M Verdict 3D Mapping Brain Damage

$29M Verdict 3D Mapping Brain Damage

When a car struck a 19-year-old pedestrian in a crosswalk, attorneys at The Dominguez Firm needed to show how a traumatic brain injury would impact... Read more

$2.5M Verdict: Police Cruiser T-Bones Family

$2.5M Verdict: Police Cruiser T-Bones Family

Spinal injuries are among our most common cases. Not only is the true reality of damage and suffering from these injuries extremely difficult to... Read more

7-Figure Settlement: Animated Appendix Rupture

7-Figure Settlement: Animated Appendix Rupture

Appendicitis is a medical condition involving the inflammation of the appendix, a tube of tissue that extends from the large intestines.... Read more

$10M Settlement: Illustrated Injuries After School Bus Crash

$10M Settlement: Illustrated Injuries After School Bus Crash

When a school bus driver with an undisclosed medical condition lost consciousness at 50 mph, his school bus veered off the road and into a... Read more

$15M Settlement: Animated Foot Trapped in Escalator

$15M Settlement: Animated Foot Trapped in Escalator

A 10-year-old girl on a back-to-school shopping trip at Macy's would be forever traumatized after her foot was swallowed under the teeth of a... Read more

$2.1M Verdict: Animated Malpractice in Birth Injury

$2.1M Verdict: Animated Malpractice in Birth Injury

When a pregnant woman entered a hospital in respiratory distress from an asthma attack and pneumonia, she needed an endotracheal tube inserted to... Read more

$1.7M Verdict After $350K Offer Illustrating Pubic Fractures

$1.7M Verdict After $350K Offer Illustrating Pubic Fractures

Pelvic fractures can cause serious disruption to a victim's quality of life, especially when the fractures are significant enough to affect... Read more

3D Animated Injection of Flesh-Eating Infection

3D Animated Injection of Flesh-Eating Infection

When a patient visited his doctor for a routine steroid vaccination in his shoulder, he was injected with two microorganisms that ate away his... Read more

$500K Verdict: Injury Illustrations Overturn Underestimation

$500K Verdict: Injury Illustrations Overturn Underestimation

A woman lived two-and-a-half years with chronic lower back pain after an insurance company severely underestimated the level of damage to her spine,... Read more

$3.1M Verdict: Visual Closing Conquers Confident Defense

$3.1M Verdict: Visual Closing Conquers Confident Defense

How do you make your audience understand the totality of your client’s damages when the most brutal injuries are internal and difficult to... Read more

$21.2M Verdict Exposing KY Malpractice Monopoly

$21.2M Verdict Exposing KY Malpractice Monopoly

When a group of Kentucky cardiologists conspired to perform hundreds of unnecessary heart surgeries on patients for the purpose of boosting... Read more

Turning a $100K Policy into a $1.6M Verdict

Turning a $100K Policy into a $1.6M Verdict

After a vehicle ran a stop sign and crashed into a motorcycle, the motorcyclist landed in the emergency room with massive injuries that would... Read more

3D Animated Spinal Surgeries Attain $2.1M Verdict

3D Animated Spinal Surgeries Attain $2.1M Verdict

Herniated discs are among our most common cases, especially after a whiplash in a rear-end collision. While it may be difficult to comprehend the... Read more

Tripled Settlement Illustrating Spinal Hardware Defects

Tripled Settlement Illustrating Spinal Hardware Defects

Seven years after a woman underwent surgery to address a spinal injury from a vehicle collision, two metal screws broke in her back. The hardware... Read more

$40K Offer Raised to $800K Verdict Illustrating MVA Injuries

$40K Offer Raised to $800K Verdict Illustrating MVA Injuries

When a driver smashed into another vehicle, causing the two cars to skid into a median, bounce off, and smash into each other again;... Read more

$3.6M Verdict: Animated Fall Through Bedroom Window

$3.6M Verdict: Animated Fall Through Bedroom Window

Waiting on your building's management to fix an issue can be painful - especially when that issue poses a dangerous safety risk that... Read more

$2M Verdict: Summarizing Damage From 20-Foot Fall

$2M Verdict: Summarizing Damage From 20-Foot Fall

After a metal recycler working on an air conditioner fell 20 feet through an unprotected skylight located on top of a commercial building, he... Read more

$6M Slip-And-Fall Settlement

$6M Slip-And-Fall Settlement

The leading cause of nonfatal injury in the United States is slipping and falling down. More than 800,000 patients are hospitalized every year... Read more

$6.7M Settlement: Semi Hits Wrecked Car

$6.7M Settlement: Semi Hits Wrecked Car

After a drunk driver in a Ford Explorer crossed into oncoming traffic and smashed into a Buick Lesabre, leaving it helplessly idle in the middle of... Read more

$3.75M Settlement: Skull Fractured by Drunk Driver

$3.75M Settlement: Skull Fractured by Drunk Driver

After a restaurant stayed open past its 11 pm closing time to serve a customer 10 double-shot liquor drinks, the customer drove drunk and struck a... Read more

$11M Verdict Animating Traumatic Truth of Brain Injury

$11M Verdict Animating Traumatic Truth of Brain Injury

When a pizza delivery driver crashed into a woman on her way home from church, the defense accused her of faking a brain injury. Her... Read more

$1.97M Verdict: Arteriovenous Malformation Malpractice

$1.97M Verdict: Arteriovenous Malformation Malpractice

A botched procedure resulted in the deterioration of a child's face and nose after doctors injected him with too much ethanol to kill off... Read more