Wrongful death – auto accident

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Background

A young couple was traveling in a compact car along an unmarked two-lane road in Central Virginia when a pickup truck headed in the opposite direction turned directly in front of them.  The driver of the car suffered serious injuries; the passenger, his girlfriend, was killed.

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I was retained by the law firm representing the victim’s family

Marks & Harrison, one of Virginia’s largest personal injury law firms, retained me to consult on, design and produce a courtroom presentation depicting how, where and why this accident occurred.  Key features of presentation:

  • A satellite view of the overall scene, with graphic overlays depicting the roadway, the original position & direction of the vehicles, and the accident scene.
  • An overhead view-graphic of the vehicles as they approached each other, with photo-inserts showing an approximation of each driver’s view of the other at this key moment in time.
  • A series of zoomed-in, overhead view-graphics, showing the positioning of each vehicle before, during and after impact, as evidenced by the gouge marks left in the roadway by the victims’ vehicle.
  • A series of graphically-accented photos, validating the gouge marks left by the victims’ vehicle, and that the impact occurred on its side of the roadway

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The result

With the aid of the presentation I developed (below), Marks & Harrison was able to obtain a pre-trial settlement from the defendant’s insurance carrier.
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The presentation I created

NOTE: Many of these graphic frames do not contain titles or sequential numbering, as in most other presentations on this site. This was per the client’s request.

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(1) A satellite view of the overall scene, with graphic overlays depicting the roadway, the original position & direction of the vehicles, and the accident scene:


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(2) A series of zoomed-in, overhead view-graphics, showing the positioning of each vehicle before, during and after impact, as evidenced by the gouge marks left in the roadway by the victims’ vehicle:
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(3) An overhead view-graphic of the vehicles as they approached each other, with photo-inserts showing an approximation of each driver’s view of the other at this key moment in time:
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(4) A series of graphically-accented photos, validating the gouge marks left by the victims’ vehicle, and that the impact occurred on its side of the roadway:

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