Criminal Law (16)

In most car accident cases, the primary issue is to be able to determine who is at fault. Quite often, a police report is generated which may state which driver is at fault. On occasion, an individual who wasn't even driving the vehicle or present at the accident can be assigned blame. These situations include when an employer is found to be liable for a wrongful act committed by an employee, or when you allow someone else to drive your vehicle. If you let a friend drive your car and they are involved in an accident, you are responsible for their actions.Finding help in determining who is at fault may require more than a police report. Witnesses are used to testify as to what they saw. They may be called upon to give a recorded statement to the insurance company or assist in reconstructing the accident. If you choose to…
Juror Expectations: Successfully Utilizing Forensic Animation in Courtroom ProceedingsAs our society becomes increasingly saturated with technology, jurors will expect the use of more complex and accurate visual aids in the courtroom. Jurors, especially of the younger generation, have come to count on visual media to augment their understanding of a topic. Eyewitness perspectives, cognitive memory, and perception of events and time are subject to intense examination by attorneys. Experienced lawyers are adept at using rhetoric and verbal manipulation to produce doubt about a witnesses credibility. Without the use of visual aids, many participants feel lost in the unfamiliar process of courtroom proceedings. Most witnesses are not prepared to counter highly trained cross-examination tactics. Once an accurate and compelling visual is presented, this edge diminishes significantly. Properly prepared visuals can give a witness more control, which is why animations are so vigorously attacked by opposing counsel. Most media outlets have already…
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