Accident Recreation for Transportation Litigation

Preparing for trial is incredibly time-consuming. And no matter how exceptional your verbal presentation of the case is, visual components are the main elements that help your jury to understand and retain information.

When it comes to transportation accidents, it can be very difficult to recreate the chain of events, and even more difficult when multiple parties are involved. Each party has their own version of the story and eyewitnesses can’t agree on specifics.

From car accidents to mechanical malfunctions, Magna can clearly convey what happened, how it happened, how injuries were sustained and who is at fault.

4 Ways to Use Accident Reconstruction Animations

How do accident reconstructions benefit juror understanding? What are they able to show?

See below for samples created by Magna’s expert trial graphics consultants for real cases.

1. Use a technical explanation to show how the accident occurred

How will the jury side with you if they don’t understand your case argument? By using the right visual aids, you can make complex, technical information easy for the jury to understand, and then interpret that information to support your case.

2. Show what should have happened.

This animation recreated a rear-end accident, showing the speed of each vehicle, the distance between them, and when the second vehicle should have braked. It marks the critical stopping distances, and shows when/where the brakes were actually applied.

3. Show opposing eye-witness accounts of the accident

This animation created for the client shows all of the known facts of the case (street names, driver route, etc.). It then shows both sides of the classic he said/ she said argument. Now that the jury understands the case, it’s time to back-up your claim and show them why your story is the one that really happened.

4. Show multiple views of the accident

Get the jury to understand and remember your side of the story by showing the incident from different perspectives.


Magna’s graphic consultants are the best in the business. We provide clients with demonstratives that effectively communicate complex information.

We will work closely with your team to design and produce clear, accurate and persuasive visuals.

We can manage any presentation situation, from a high-stakes trial to a one-day mediation.

Contact us at info@MagnaLS.com to get set up with a FREE Case Consultation.

Click below to learn more!

Besides transportation cases, Magna’s breadth of expertise in creating reconstruction graphics also covers:

  • Environmental
  • Construction
  • Medical & Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Eminent Domain
  • Pharmaceutical, Healthcare & Biotech
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability