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Expert witnesses discuss car, truck, and bus accidents that they helped defend. An expert automobile accident witness can ensure that the client has a greater chance of successfully arguing his or her case.

  • Automotive Expert Witness Explains Problems that Should Not be Overlooked

    When an incident occurs with vehicles on the road, in traffic or while the person is driving, he or she may not be at fault. There are many problems that could exist that may require the assistance of an automotive expert witness who is hired to explain which issues should not be overlooked.

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  • Autonomous Vehicle Deaths May Require Expert Witness Testimony

    Autonomous vehicles are relatively new inventions, and the law has not quite caught up with them. Autonomous vehicles may be self-driving without a driver behind the wheel. Others do have a driver for emergency purposes. Some rideshare apps have begun using these vehicles, and legal experts have opined as to who will bear the liability of such accidents.

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  • Biomechanics Expert Witness Proves Defects in Seatbelt Cases

    Defects occur in almost all manner of products, materials and structures. These problems may exist in designs, a product line or only a batch. However, various defective items cause injuries if the issues pose a risk of danger to someone that is using the object in a standard manner.

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  • Expert Witness Asses Liability in Riding Accidents

    Riding accidents occur when a person riding on an animal, cycle or vehicle falls and hurts a part of his or her body to the point that medical attention is necessary. Expert witnesses explain how liability affects these cases, who is responsible for the incident and how they are preventable based on various factors connected to the situation.

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  • Expert Witnesses Explain Damages in Airbag Defect Cases

    Airbag defects in vehicles that collide with others may lead to severe injury or death. This may be due to the untimely deployment or the lack of the airbag coming out of the compartment. Other complications arise when the airbag is not created correctly, has materials that are harmful or substances that leak and various other concerns.

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  • Forensic Expert Witness Discusses Distracted Driving

    Distracted driving is often one of the worst types of issues that causes wrecks on the roads and during traffic, and these issues end in injuries and death. An expert in these matters is able to discuss how distracted driving occurs and how to prevent the dangers that happens from those that drive while distracted.

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  • How an Expert Witness Explains Why Road Construction Causes Road Incidents

    Road construction zones are often dangerous to drivers on interstates, highways and freeways. The rate of higher speeds and more vehicles is greater in these areas than on regular roads or smaller highways.

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  • How an Expert Witness Uses Biomechanics Knowledge in Seatbelt Defect Cases

    Personal injury claims usually must have the elements of the case include proof that the defending party’s actions caused the incident. This makes the individual responsible for the damages owed. In order to refute this, the alleged person uses his or her lawyer to assist in showing that he or she could not be accountable due to a lack of evidence.

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  • Spine Surgery Experts: Car Accident Cases

    Spinal injuries during car accidents occur with frequency when the body movements force the back and neck in one direction quickly or in opposite directions simultaneously. These incidents lead to the need for hiring a spinal surgery expert to explain the complications and possible malpractice or the difficult problems that arise in the accident.

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  • What an Expert Witness Does in Accident Reconstruction Cases

    Experts hired for accidents often reconstruct the incident from the beginning to the end where the collision occurred. There are various factors evaluated during these processes which assist in understanding how the collision occurs, and the expert is able to connect certain elements to the defendant or plaintiff to assist in proving the need for compensation.

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  • How Does an Expert Witness Evaluate Ligament Injuries in Car Accidents?

    Damage to the ligament is common when a car accident occurs. When an expert witness is needed for the case, this professional must determine how to evaluate the injury of the ligament and how it applies to the case.

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  • Forensic Computer Expert Witness Discuss Unintended Airbag Deployment

    When during a crash an airbag deploys, this is normal, but when the driver has no incident or anything even remotely resembling a problem that the airbag goes off, this is a large issue. The forensic computer expert may have more details and could remove confusion in these matters for the court so that the victim may face a greater chance of successfully arguing his or her case.

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  • Expert Witnesses Provide Testimony on Driver Fatigue

    Expert testimony about fatigued driving generally revolves around the different health problems a person may have while behind the wheel and becoming tired or exhausted to the point of falling asleep. Others may have additional stress, are driving after a long day or become fatigued through different problems that may arise to possibly cause an accident.

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  • Forensic Expert Witness Describes Speed of Drunk Driver

    In drunk driving accidents or during a driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol citation, an expert may need to explain that the speed of the drunk driver was or was not a factor in the incident. Collisions at higher speeds often lead to more severe injuries with more extensive property damage on the road and in traffic.

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  • How Can an Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness Help in a Personal Injury Case?

    When a person collides with another, his or her testimony often is in direct opposition which causes complications in dealing with the victim and the defending party during litigation.

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  • Expert Witness: Common Factors that Contribute to Truck Accidents

    Truck accidents are among the general vehicular incidents on the road that lead to property damage, injury and death. When a truck collides with a smaller or less equipped car, the truck usually is damaged less, and those inside the bigger vehicle tend to have fewer injuries.

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  • Expert Witness Explains Alcohol Consumption and Impact on Driving

    When someone drinks before or during a drive, his or her blood alcohol level tends to rise. It is when it is above the legal limit of .08 percent that the person may be expecting a driving under the influence violation when pulled over.

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  • Accident Analysis - Top Reasons for Automotive Accidents

    There have been many studies of automotive accidents and why these issues occur over time. There are many reasons for these incidents, but only about ten of them explain how a person becomes harmed in the event of an accident and why.

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  • Event Data Recorders: Proper Evidence Collection in Criminal, Insurance and Tort Liability Investiga

    The use of Event Data Recorders (EDRs), also referred to as vehicle black boxes, in traffic accident reconstruction and vehicular fraud investigations has become increasingly common over the last few years. However, many law enforcement officers, insurance professionals and experts witnesses have failed to adopt a standardized set of practices toward preserving this crucial evidence. This article address the potential pitfalls of following sub-standard evidentiary practices.

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  • Expert Witness: Distracted Driving and its Effect on Liability

    Distracted driving often leads to horrific accidents and untold damage on the highway or roadways during traffic and when there is only a single other person driving. The consequences of letting something distract the driver are often felt significantly when someone is in the hospital or dead on the side of the road.

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  • Accident Reconstruction and Human Factors in Pedestrian Impacts

    Accident reconstruction experts are retained to determine what happened in pedestrian collisions by analyzing the physical evidence. Understanding the relative positions between a vehicle and a pedestrian leading up to a collision can help parties determine liability. Experts take into account factors such as the vehicle shape, braking activity, geometry of pedestrian, impact configuration.

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  • Probability of Frontal Airbag Deployment in Vehicle Collisions

    Accident reconstruction experts often determine the impact severity of a vehicular collision in their forensic investigations. A common collision severity index is Delta-v, or change in velocity of an object during a collision event. Airbag deployment thresholds can be a useful metric of collision severity in accident reconstruction applications.

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  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Motorcycle Helmets: Protection Against Head and Brain Injuries

    Motorcycle accident victims worldwide account for more than 340,000 fatalities annually, with the Unites States ranking 8th highest in number of motorcycle accident deaths, largely due to non-mandatory motorcycle helmet requirements for adults in a number of States. Seventy-five percent of all fatal motorcycle accidents involve head and brain injury, with rotational forces acting on the brain the primary cause of mortality.

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