My partner, Rick Shapiro, published an article in the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Law Journal during June, 2009 titled "Using Medical Evidence to Maximize Personal Injury Case Damages." The largest Virginia statewide plaintiff trial organization invited Rick to submit the article on personal injury medical evidence based on at least one of his previous presentations to Virginia trial attorneys, in a seminar entitled "Tools, Not Rules" which focused on how to present evidence at trials using charts, graphs and other creative evidence.
The article included in volume 21, number 1 of the VTLA Law Journal, is eight pages and includes a wide array of visual evidence concepts to support injury and wrongful death cases in Virginia, Carolina or beyond. Rick has handled injury cases in state and federal courts in every state in the southeastern United States, and has developed injury evidence presentation methods by working with many top trial lawyers in other states as well as by handling trials for over 20 years, many with our firm’s attorneys working as a team. The article includes charts regarding an injured person's work restrictions, how to present an injured persons job duties to physical therapists, how to summarize medical care visually at trial, working with medical illustrators on graphics showing the extent of personal injuries, charts to demonstrate limitations with a physical therapist, medical timelines describing medical procedures and treatment, as well as creating graphics that demonstrate the specific way an injured person got hurt in a car collision or other type of injury event.