MEA Los Angeles – Let the evidence speak seminar in Orange County

October 18, 2018, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (PST)
| Location: Marriott Irvine Spectrum, 7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine (James Ballroom 2)
MEA Los Angeles – Let the evidence speak seminar in Orange County

Our program will include the following presentations from our team of experts:

How does a reconstructionist determine what happened in a crash?

The work begins with collecting evidence, analyzing the evidence, and ultimately forming opinions regarding liability and crash severity.  Dr. Russell Gish will present case studies to describe these steps and the latest tools and methods used.

Video has become a very common piece of evidence in crash reconstruction

Mr. Cole Young’s talk will help audience members appreciate the types of video available, how it’s collected, and what questions can be answered through a thorough video analysis.

Techniques in motorcycle accident reconstruction

Mr. Steven Anderson will be describing new techniques in motorcycle accident reconstruction. Classic techniques of reconstruction may not answer all questions about an event. New technologies exist that answer more questions but also require more effort in gathering and preserving evidence. Mr. Anderson will describe what is possible and what steps will be required to utilize these.

The biomechanical analysis process

A biomechanist answers questions about injury mechanisms, quantifies the amount of force applied to an injured body part, and determines if that force was sufficient to cause the injury. Dr. Stephanie Bonin will explain the biomechanical analysis process through examples of motor vehicle collisions and brain injuries.

How bicycle accidents and their reconstruction differ from car accidents

Dr. Tim Nelson will be highlighting some of the ways bicycle accidents and their reconstruction differ from car accidents.  Through the use of examples and case studies, attendees will learn about how the cyclist’s injuries are valuable pieces of biomechanical evidence that can often be used to help reconstruct bicycle crashes.

Slips, trips, and falls in the workplace and home

Slips, trips, and falls are one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace and home, with one common question being whether or not a walkway defect was the cause of a fall. Mr. Brad Rutledge will review current codes and standards associated with walkway safety, and discuss how biomechanical research can be used to support or refute a walkway’s causation of a fall and injuries.

For more details or to register for this event,  please contact Lois Kirchhoff.

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