Forensic Services:
Injury Biomechanics Investigations

Were impact forces great enough to cause injury? Could the injury have resulted from this incident? Was the occupant wearing a seat belt? Would a seat belt have mitigated the injury? Who was sitting where? Was the floor surface slippery?

These are just some of the questions that our biomechanics experts can answer. We assess the physical evidence and medical information using the latest technology and relevant research (including our very own). Our unique peer-review process results in the most science-backed expert opinion.

The following is a list of common biomechanical assessments we conduct to help get answers for your injury investigations:

 Impact of crash severity on occupants 

✔  Injury probability

✔  Occupant movement (kinematics)

✔  Mechanism of injury

✔  Usage of safety equipment (i.e. seat belts)

✔  Seat belt effectiveness

✔  Helmet effectiveness

✔  Identification of positioning of occupants (who was seated where)

✔  Surface slipperiness (slip testing)

✔  Trip and fall assessment

✔  Assessment of other personal injuries

Biomechanics Educational Resources

The Future of Injury Biomechanics

How do occupants move inside a vehicle during a crash, and how will driverless vehicles affect MVA injuries?

Investigations of Slip/Trip and Fall Incidents

Learn about the typical gait cycle and how we investigate slip/trip and fall incidents.

The Effect on Occupant Motion when Striking a Moving vs. Stationary Vehicle

Learn about post-collision dynamics when the occupant is in a moving VS stationary vehicle, and how it affects their motion.

The Driver In Question: Who was really driving?

Sometimes after a collision has occurred, there is an uncertainty around who was actually driving at the time of the crash. Find out how forensics can help.

The Airbag Deployment Decision

Read our blog article where we explore the factors that affect the EDR’s decision of hether or not to deploy an airbag.

Measuring Slip Resistance

Learn about the XL Tribometre we use to measure how slippery a surface is.

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