In construction litigation, almost every description—from Aggregate, Beater Bars and Canusa wraps, to Wonderboard, Yokes and Z-bars—involves specialized language of the trade that must be made understandable. Visual aids enhance understanding, engage the audience and improve the retention of information in ways that oral and written descriptions alone simply cannot. Almost no area of law benefits more from graphics for mediation and trial than cases involving construction issues. The graphics help explain expert witness testimony, show basic layout of the buildings involved and illustrate the story of the case. To give attorneys ideas about how they can build and present their construction cases with timelines, animations and other interactive informational graphics, I prepared the following online guide.
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