MVA & NON-MVA PERSONAL INJURY BIOMECHANICS
Biomechanics is an engineering discipline focused on study of the “mechanics” of living organisms. As it relates to motor vehicle accidents and personal injuries, biomechanics encompasses human anatomy, kinematics, kinetics, and kinesiology of vehicle occupants and/or pedestrians involved in collisions. Biomechanical analyses bridge the gap between accident reconstruction and injury causation, mechanism, and probability. Injury biomechanics builds on engineering and physics principles with knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and injury tolerance.
Our biomechanical experts 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 regarding your injury questions.
Slip/Trip and Fall & Other Personal Injuries
When injury claims arise following a motor vehicle collision, it can be tricky to separate fact from fiction. Our court-tested biomechanical assessments can help get answers to questions such as: 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?MVA biomechanical assessments we can conduct include:
- 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)
Investigations of slip/trip and fall or other personal injury incidents are multidisciplinary, as they combine knowledge from biomechanics (the gait cycle), mechanical engineering (taking the appropriate measurements of surfaces, slip index or discontinuities), and civil engineering (understanding the relevant codes and standards that apply to the location of the incident). Our biomechanical team are experts in the human gait cycle, trip hazard identification, and fully trained and certified in the use of the Excel Variable Incidence Tribometer (slip index measurement tool).Common personal injury biomechanical assessments we can conduct include:
- Surface slipperiness (slip testing)
- Slip and fall assessment
- Trip and fall assessment
- Other personal injuries, such as amusement ride, theme park, playground, and industrial incidents
- Building code compliance
MVA & Slip/Trip Fall Assessment Experts
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-263-6351 for a custom biomechanics report quote
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