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Case Studies

 

Solutions

Case Studies

In 37 years, in thousands of cases, across virtually every area of litigation, Legal Arts has produced over 100,000 demonstrative exhibits, each of which was designed to meet a unique challenge. We have selected several cases that illustrate our best work.

Featured Case Study: Using Motion Capture to Simulate Mechanism of Injury

Summary:


Legal Arts utilized motion capture technology, commonly used in the
entertainment industry, to reconstruct both interpretations of the event to
simulate accurate human movement leading up to the moment of contact
with the overhead conductor. Although the simulations were created for
the defendant utility company, both sides published animations or static
images of the work product to the jury.

Plaintiff was a professional window washer who improperly used an extendable water-fed pole and brush to clean rooftop windows. As he wielded the pole, it contacted an overhead 12kV conductor, causing catastrophic electric shock injuries. At issue was the manner Plaintiff held the pole at time of contact with the wire: was it brush down as he stood on a parapet washing the outside of a window as Plaintiff recollected, or was it brush up with the base against his groin, where he experienced a circular burn injury as the defense human factors expert opined?

 

 

 

 

Insurance – Accident Reconstruction

Accident Reconstruction Was Key to Disproving Gas Company Liability

 

Construction – Contractor Liability

Using Motion Capture to Simulate Mechanism of Injury

 

Insurance – Bad Faith

Fraudulent Nondisclosure by Policy Holder Negated His Bad Faith Claim