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Demonstrative Evidence Cases Summarized By Injury Attorney

The cases below are a compilation of cases from the Virginia Supreme Court summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of demonstrative evidence and the related topic of personal injury. For more information on demonstrative evidence issues see the pages on Wikipedia.

Demonstrative Evidence-Cases

1966 Cowles v. Zahn, 206 Va. 743, 146 S.E.2d 200.

Auto accident case. Incomplete diagram of accident scene should not have been admitted into evidence.

1961 Moore v. Warren, 203 Va. 117, 122 S.E.2d 879.

Pencil sketch made by officer held to be admissible.

1960 Newton v. Carpenter, 202 Va. 347, 117 S.E.2d 109.

Plot of scene of accident portraying range of vision of defendant as he approached accident scene was not admitted because plaintiff had not established avenue of approach of plaintiff.

1959 Sykes v. Railway Co., 200 Va. 559, 106 S.E.2d 746.

In railroad accident case, defendant was allowed to demonstrate brand new signal light. Court said it would have been better however had demonstration been limited to unlighted signal.

1956 Anchor Motor Freight v. Paul, 198 Va. 480, 95 S.E.2d 179.

There was no reversible error in use of models to illustrate positions of vehicles which were not of same dimensional scale as map on which they were used.

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