Low Speed Automobile Accidents

Author: Alan J. Watts
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing
ISBN: 9781930056428
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written for the reconstructionist, attorney, automotive engineer, or other interested professional, it examines the science of reconstructing and analyzing a low speed automobile accident. Learn how to analyze accidents that result in little or no vehicle damage, how the final position of a vehicle indicates speed much higher than the driver claims and what are potential injuries and threshold loads for injury to various parts of the body arise from low speed collisions. Dr. Watts explains basic concepts of physics, and then applies them to accident reconstruction. The text will be readily understood by any reader with a basic understanding of accident reconstruction, however, full details and equation derivations are provided for those with either higher technical education or a wish to more fully understand the issues.

Accident Reconstruction Science

Author: Alan J. Watts
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing
ISBN: 9781936360031
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rev. ed. of: Low speed automobile accidents: accident reconstruction and occupant kinematics, dynamics, and biomechanics. 3rd ed. c2003.

Whiplash Injuries

Author: Stephen M. Foreman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781726818
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written by two leading chiropractic authorities, this Third Edition helps the reader understand, assess, diagnose, and treat whiplash injuries (cervical acceleration/deceleration syndrome). The text reviews the developmental anatomy and underlying anatomy associated with the syndrome and examines biomechanics related to whiplash. In addition, the book covers assessment techniques including clinical radiographic examinations such as MRI and CT.

Vehicle Crash Mechanics

Author: Matthew Huang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 142004186X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Governed by strict regulations and the intricate balance of complex interactions among variables, the application of mechanics to vehicle crashworthiness is not a simple task. It demands a solid understanding of the fundamentals, careful analysis, and practical knowledge of the tools and techniques of that analysis. Vehicle Crash Mechanics sets forth the basic principles of engineering mechanics and applies them to the issue of crashworthiness. The author studies the three primary elements of crashworthiness: vehicle, occupant, and restraint. He illustrates their dynamic interactions through analytical models, experimental methods, and test data from actual crash tests. Parallel development of the analysis of actual test results and the interpretation of mathematical models related to the test provides insight into the parameters and interactions that influence the results. Detailed case studies present real-world crash tests, accidents, and the effectiveness of air bag and crash sensing systems. Design analysis formulas and two- and three-dimensional charts help in visualizing the complex interactions of the design variables. Vehicle crashworthiness is a complex, multifaceted area of study. Vehicle Crash Mechanics clarifies its complexities. The book builds a solid foundation and presents up-to-date techniques needed to meet the ultimate goal of crashworthiness analysis and experimentation: to satisfy and perhaps exceed the safety requirements mandated by law.

Checklist

Author: Jon R. Abele
Publisher: Lawyers and Judges Publishing
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The damage portion of a personal injury claim is the heart of the tort case and determines whether or not the claim is worth pursuing. The attorney must be able to determine accurately the level of damages the injured plaintiff can expect to recover for his or her injuries. The checklist format of this book provides a quick and thorough reference for an attorney to use when evaluating a client's personal injury case. The attorney can ensure that he or she has met the obligation owed to the client to identify and calculate properly those damages recoverable and make sure that the damages are pleaded properly and that the evidence necessary to prove the claim is gathered. This checklist allows the attorney to determine the appropriate basis for the damage claim and what evidence and testimony will be needed.

Trauma Biomechanics

Author: Kai-Uwe Schmitt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662054485
Format: PDF
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The 2004 World Health Day is dedicated to the theme of road safety by the World Health Organization (WHO) due mostly to the enormous socio economic costs attributed to trafik accidents. More than 140,000 people are injured, 3,000 killed, and 15,000 disabled for life everyday on the world's roads. The field of trauma biomechanics, or injury biomechanics, uses the principles of mechanics to study the response and tolerance level of biological tissues under extreme loading conditions. Through an understanding of mechanical factors that influence the function and structure of human tissues, countermeasures can be developed to alleviate or even eliminate such injuries. This book, Trauma-Biomechanics, surveys a wide variety of topics in injury biomechanics including anatomy, injury c1assification, injury mechanism, and injury criteria. It is the first collection I am aware of that lists regional injury reference values, or injury criterion, either currently in use or proposed by both U. S. and European communities. Although the book is meant to be an introduction for medical doctors and engineers who are beginners in the field of injury biomechanics, sufficient references are provided for those who wish to conduct further research, and even established researchers will find it useful as a reference for finding the biomechanical background of each proposed injury mechanism and injury criterion.

Handbook of Accident Reconstruction

Author: Heinz Burg
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781492328421
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The analysis of a traffic accident requires additional knowledge that is not normally taught during the university education. Therefore, the analysis of road accidents usually is performed by specialized experts. The knowledge required for this was published in the early 80s in a previous German edition of this book. Now a team of authors created the long overdue update. The authors are experts in their field and make their knowledge available in a contemporary representation. In this computer-aided methods of work are taken into accountas as well. Content Accident survey - instrumentation - data for the calculation - kinematics - driving operation - kinetics - dynamics - information perception - speed calculation - collision mechanics - pedestrian - bicycle - cars - commercial vehicles - rollovers - rail based vehicles - biomechanics - occupant motion - simulation - animation Target groups Experts in accident reconstruction and damage assessment Traffic judges, prosecutors, lawyers Vehicle engineers Traffic police in training Insurance professionals in the claims settlement Insurance adjusters

The Whiplash Encyclopedia

Author: Robert Ferrari
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763729349
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With the Second Edition of The Whiplash Encyclopedia: The Facts and Myths of Whiplash, Robert Ferrari revisits the notion that whiplash is an example of illness induced by society, in general, and by physicians in particular. The Whiplash Encyclopedia leaves no topic on whiplash uncovered, and can be used in any medicolegal practice. The Second Edition also explores new theories being heralded to explain chronic whiplash, discusses Central Sensitization, and includes a new chapter in whiplash mythology. The next time you have a question about whiplash, the answer is likely to be found in The Whiplash Encyclopedia.

Conservative Management of Cervical Spine Syndromes

Author: Donald R. Murphy
Publisher: Appleton & Lange
ISBN: 9780838563861
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This clinically oriented text provides you with a comprehensive reference of cervical spine function, dysfunction, clinical syndromes, evaluation and management. You get guidelines on how to approach specific clinical syndromes related to the cervical spine from the standpoint of signs and syndromes, differential diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, referral and home care.