Low Speed Automobile Accidents

Accident Reconstruction and Occupant Kinematics, Dynamics, and Biomechanics

Author: Alan J. Watts

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing

ISBN: 9781930056428

Category: Law

Page: 797

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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.

Whiplash Injuries

The Cervical Acceleration/deceleration Syndrome

Author: Stephen M. Foreman,Arthur C. Croft

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781726818

Category: Medical

Page: 581

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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.


Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Author: Jon R. Abele

Publisher: Lawyers and Judges Publishing


Category: Law

Page: 72

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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.

Lawyers Desk Reference

Author: Richard M. Goodman,Harry M. Philo,Dean A. Robb

Publisher: N.A


Category: Lawyers

Page: N.A

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Accident Reconstruction Science

Author: Alan J. Watts

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing

ISBN: 9781936360031

Category: Law

Page: 399

View: 3865

Rev. ed. of: Low speed automobile accidents: accident reconstruction and occupant kinematics, dynamics, and biomechanics. 3rd ed. c2003.

Conservative Management of Cervical Spine Syndromes

Author: Donald R. Murphy

Publisher: Appleton & Lange

ISBN: 9780838563861

Category: Medical

Page: 747

View: 8328

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.

Aspectos médico prácticos en valoración del daño corporal

X Jornadas de valoración del daño corporal

Author: Alonso Santos, Javier,Sala Márquez, Jorge

Publisher: Ediciones Díaz de Santos

ISBN: 849052145X

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 9377

Alcance del trastorno de estrés postraumático. Trastorno depresivo postraumático. Biomecánica del latigazo cervical. Estudios biomecánicos desde el punto devista médico. Aplicación de la biomecánica en el ámbito médico-legal. Repercusión Jurídica del nexo de causalidad y simulación. Necesidades de las asociaciones de víctimas en materia de valoración del daño corporal. Valoración médicade la incapacidad laboral. El informe de valoración de la incapacidad laboral. Contingencia laboral. Problemática y reclamación judicial social. La reformadel baremo portugués en Derecho Civil. Crisis de la sanidad

Vehicle Crash Mechanics

Author: Matthew Huang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 142004186X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

View: 9920

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.

Frontiers in Whiplash Trauma

Clinical and Biomechanical

Author: Narayan Yoganandan,Frank A. Pintar

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586030124

Category: Medical

Page: 590

View: 7840

A discussion of whiplash trauma. The work brings together experts working in the areas of epidemiology, biomechanics, experimental and analytical research, physical modelling, and clinical aspects of whiplash injury.

The Whiplash Encyclopedia

Author: Robert Ferrari

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763729349

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 736

View: 9338

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.

Trauma Biomechanics

An Introduction to Injury Biomechanics

Author: Kai-Uwe Schmitt,Peter F. Niederer,Duane S. Cronin,Markus H. Muser,Felix Walz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642539203

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 243

View: 9787

For the 4th edition of Trauma Biomechanics all existing chapters referring to traffic and sports have been revised and updated. New scientific knowledge and changes in legal defaults (such as norms and standards of crash tests) have been integrated. Additionally one chapter has been added where biomechanical aspects of injuries affected by high energies are communicated in a new way. The mechanical basics for ballistics and explosions are described and the respective impacts on human bodies are discussed. The new edition with the additional chapter therefore is addressed to a broader audience than the previous one.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

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Category: American literature

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Handbook of Accident Reconstruction

Author: Heinz Burg,A. Moser

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781492328421

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 506

View: 5496

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

Basic Finite Element Method as Applied to Injury Biomechanics

Author: King-Hay Yang

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128098325

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 748

View: 7650

Basic Finite Element Method as Applied to Injury Biomechanics provides a unique introduction to finite element methods. Unlike other books on the topic, this comprehensive reference teaches readers to develop a finite element model from the beginning, including all the appropriate theories that are needed throughout the model development process. In addition, the book focuses on how to apply material properties and loading conditions to the model, how to arrange the information in the order of head, neck, upper torso and upper extremity, lower torso and pelvis and lower extremity. The book covers scaling from one body size to the other, parametric modeling and joint positioning, and is an ideal text for teaching, further reading and for its unique application to injury biomechanics. With over 25 years of experience of developing finite element models, the author's experience with tissue level injury threshold instead of external loading conditions provides a guide to the "do’s and dont's" of using finite element method to study injury biomechanics. Covers the fundamentals and applications of the finite element method in injury biomechanics Teaches readers model development through a hands-on approach that is ideal for students and researchers Includes different modeling schemes used to model different parts of the body, including related constitutive laws and associated material properties

Trauma Biomechanics

Introduction to Accidental Injury

Author: Kai-Uwe Schmitt,Peter F. Niederer,Markus H. Muser,Felix Walz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662054485

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 173

View: 4104

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.

Books in Print

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Category: American literature

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Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity

Author: Jeremy Rich,Dorothy E. Dean,Robert H. Powers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592598978

Category: Medical

Page: 422

View: 8757

Publius Syrus stated back in 42 B.C., “You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.” (Maxim 596) Though written long before the advent of forensic science, Syrus’ maxim summarizes the theme of Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity: Human Identification and Trauma Analysis of the Thigh, Leg, and Foot. Put simply, the lower extremity is a tremendously variable anatomic region. This variation is beneficial to forensic experts. Differences in the leg and foot can be used to establish individual identity. Analysis of damage to the lower limb can be used to reconstruct antemortem, perimortem, and postmortem trauma. As a forensic anthropologist, I analyze cases involving decomposed, burned, m- mified, mutilated, and skeletal remains. Many of the corpses I examine are incomplete. Occasionally, I receive nothing but the legs and feet; a lower torso dragged from a river; a foot recovered in a city park; dismembered drug dealers in plastic bags; victims of bombings and airline disasters; and the dead commingled in common graves. Though the leg and foot contain much that is useful in forensic analysis, before this publication, investigators faced a twofold problem. Little research that focused on the lower extremity was available in the literature, and the existing research was published in diverse sources, making its location and synthesis a daunting task.