Presentation of Damages
JuryTest jurors told a plaintiff's lawyer that they doubted the extent of his client's damages, and even the credibility of the case, upon viewing pictures designed to exhibit the plaintiff's injuries. Jurors said the plaintiff's general appearance of excellent fitness raised doubts in their minds about him.
Based on this feedback, the lawyer made adjustments in how he presented his client and decided to demonstrate his impairments in court, rather than rely solely on expert statements about this. At trial, the jury decided in his favor, with an award of $1.5 million.