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Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words of Medical Testimony?

In the recent Tennessee Court of Appeals case,  Garvin v. Malone, the Plaintiffs wanted to introduce pictures of a damaged vehicle to prove the extent of the physical injuries they suffered in a car crash.  It does raise an interesting question: what correlation is there between the damage that appears on a car following a collision and the injuries to the bodies inside that car?  And does this rise to the level of relevant evidence?  The trial court and Court of Appeals say yes… [Read more…]