3 Strategic Visuals Every TBI Case Needs
Traumatic Brain Injuries contribute to almost a third of all U.S. injury-related deaths, but how do you explain the totality of suffering and cognitive dysfunction these underlying injuries cause for a person who survives?
TBI's are among the most common cases our artists see, which is why we've mastered the art of visualizing these hidden damages, as well as the impact they leave on a person's life - physically, cognitively, and financially.
These three visuals will reinforce any brain injury case:
- Brain Injury 101: This animation series educates jurors on everything they need to know about a Traumatic Brain Injury, while anchoring their understanding and memory of important issues with strategic visuals.
- Diagnostic Slice Chooser: This interactive presention shows the depth and magnitude of your client's physical brain and skull damage with three-dimensional, colorized context.
- 3D Brain Map: This presentation brings your client’s neuropsychological report to life by summarizing your client's cognitive damages, while visually connecting them to specific functional areas of the brain that were compromised.
The following exhibits have helped return multi-million-dollar results in both mediation and trial, and can be customized for any case involving a traumatic brain injury.
Exhibit A: Brain Injury 101 Animation Series
This animation series educates jurors on everything they need to know about a TBI, while strategically anchoring their understanding and memory of important issues with compelling visuals they will remember. It can be customized for any brain injury case, and was recently modified to help Keenan Nix, Esq., win a $11M verdict after a pizza delivery driver hit a pedestrian on her way to church.
The exhibits absolutely drove the outcome at trial, especially since 90 percent of them were used in opening. The jury loved all the graphics. Kudos to your team.
The series starts with a visual breakdown of the brain's anatomy, highlighting what areas control behavior, coordination, movement, emotion, vision, and memory. Seeing these areas strategically anchors your audience's understanding of these concepts with a visual memory they can connect to cognitive damages.
We dive deep into the skull, through the brain tissue, and into the microanatomy - explaining everything a juror needs to know about how this cellular network operates.
Demonstrating the magnificent complexity of this system establishes a powerfully memorable foundation for a juror to see and understand the magnitude of what was actually damaged.
Once your audience has a complete understanding of the brain anatomy and function, we demonstrate the impact of trauma on this fragile system. Seeing the actual mechanism of injury from the surface to the cellular level anchors your audience's understanding of the issue with a compelling visual they will remember when considering both physical and cognitive damages.
Exhibit B: Diagnostic Slice Chooser
Once you've established what the mechanism of a traumatic brain injury actually looks like, the Diagnostic Slice Chooser shows the depth and magnitude of your client's actual skull and brain damages with three-dimensional colorized context.
We colorize your client's black-and-white CT Scans and MRI's to highlight injuries and make them recognizable. We then layer them in a photorealistic 3D model of your client's head. You'll have the ability to interactively flip through brain scans and show exactly where damage is located in a way that's easy to understand. This Diagnostic Slice Chooser helped David E. Rapoport, Esq., win a $3.4M verdict after a pedestrian was hit by a car.
Wanted you and your team to know we received a $3.4 million jury verdict in our case yesterday. The demonstrative evidence your team prepared helped us obtain this outstanding result. The best offer before trial was $900,000. The best offer during trial was $2.5 million, shortly before the verdict. Outstanding work.
David E. Rapoport, Esq. - Chicago, IL
Exhibit C: 3D Brain Map
Once you've established the depth of damage using objective findings, the 3D Brain Map summarizes the totality of cognitive damages that will disrupt your client's day-to-day life permanently.
We build a 3D model of your client's brain with demonstrative bruising highlighted over damaged areas. We then animate the presentation to focus on these damaged areas, and summarize the specific cognitive defects your client will endure as a result of each injury. The strategic purpose is to anchor your audience's understanding and memory of these defects with powerful visual context they will remember when considering these issues later. It most recently helped win this $29M verdict for a 19-year-old pedestrian who was hit by a car.
The High Impact visuals were key in making the MRI report come alive. It was also a seamless way to correlate all of the neurological deficits to specific parts of the brain in a way that the jury could easily understand. We used the full animation during opening, during our main medical witness direct examination, and parts of it in closing. The quality of the work made it impossible to look away.
Olivier Taillieu, Esq. - Los Angeles, CA