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Soft Tissue Injuries in Low Speed Motor Vehicle Collisions

Gain an understanding of soft tissue injury cases within motor vehicle collisions that could be differing with testimonials.

In many injury cases there are conflicting testimony or witness statements and unclear causation links. In low-speed motor vehicle collisions there are frequently pre-existing medical conditions, occupant positions and vehicle features and crash dynamics which influence the potential for injury. The biomechanics expert, frequently in conjunction with a crash Reconstructionist, reviews and analyzes the facts of a case to analyze and determine if the force of the collision was sufficient to cause the specific injuries claimed and/or or are consistent with the specific collision. This topic helps attorneys and paralegals who represent litigants who have been injured in a low speed motor vehicle collision understand the injury producing forces and motions in these collisions, and the types of biomechanical analyses commonly done so that they are better able to select experts, when needed, to resolve conflicts. Neck, back and shoulder injury case examples, among others, will be discussed.

Runtime: 105 minutes
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Agenda

Basics

  • When Should I Engage a Biomechanics Expert (or Expert Team) in Addition to, or Instead of a Physician?
  • Purpose of Crash and Injury Biomechanics Reconstructions
  • Crash Details
    • Police Report and Witness Statements
    • Vehicle Damage
    • Crash Type Rear End, Frontal, Side, Offset or SideSwipe
    • Crash Damage
    • Delta V

Vehicle Characteristics

  • Headrests
  • Seatback Deflection
  • Seatbelts
  • Airbags

Occupant Issues

  • Position and Orientation
  • Crash Motion
  • Distraction
  • Anticipation of Crash or Bracing?
  • Pre-Existing Conditions
  • Age
  • Medical Records

Overview of Skeletal Tissue Function, Injury Mechanisms and Thresholds

  • Biomechanical Testing
  • Age, Disease, Prior Injuries
  • Reaction Times
  • Load Rate - Physiologic vs. Impact Loading
  • Acceleration Differentials
  • Overview of Joints
    • Tendons
    • Ligaments
    • Muscles
    • Nerves
    • Healing Potential
  • Pain

How Injuries Are Used to Reconstruct Occupant Kinematics and Forces in a Collision

  • Medical Record Review (Injuries Tell a Story About Injury Mechanisms)

Injury Case Reviews

  • Cervical Spine
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Shoulder
  • Head
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OnDemand Course

Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on September 28, 2018.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

  • CA MCLE 1.75
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.75 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.75
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.75 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Mari S. Truman, M.S., P.E.

Mari S. Truman, M.S., P.E.

OrthoBioMech LLC

  • Principal Engineer, OrthoBioMech LLC, also affiliated with Robson Forensic, Inc.
  • Injury Biomechanics and Medical Device Expert
  • Active in new product design and development of orthopedic medical devices in the area of human joint reconstruction, spine and trauma reconstruction
  • Experience also includes directing, analyzing and performing laboratory evaluation of performance characteristics for orthopedic implant and instrumentation systems, and impact testing of the thoracic spine
  • Frequently conducts seminars and workshops related to injury biomechanics and medical devices such as: Soft Tissue Injuries in Low Speed Motor Vehicle Collisions; Biomechanics Review of Injury Claims; Successful Resolution of Medical Equipment and Medical Malpractice Claims; Evidence Pitfalls, Injury Biomechanics & Medical Devices; Rebutting Seatbelt Defense; Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries
  • 32 years of practice, numerous continuing education courses in the fields of orthopedics, and routine attendance at orthopedic, biomechanics, and injury biomechanics symposiums
  • A member of, among others: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), Orthopedic Research Society (ORS), North American Spine Society (NASS), American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE); Orthopedic Research Society (ORS), and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • M.S. degree, mechanical engineering, University of Illinois; B.S.E. degree, biomedical engineering, The Catholic University of America
  • Can be contacted at 574-265-1726 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 404149
Published 2018
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