Our biomechanical engineer Ross Hunter and attorney Victor Allen Lee of Nationwide Insurance are giving a presentation on pedestrian vs. auto collisions at the 2020 Combined Claims Conference. The annual conference is held this year at the Hyatt Regency Orange County on March 3-4, 2020. Ross’ presentation will be at 10:45 am on March 3rd.
Their presentation “Reconstructing Pedestrian vs. Auto Collisions” will educate attendees about the evidence, research and analysis that forensic engineers rely on when investigating pedestrian-auto collisions. To clarify liability in these types of accidents, experts can combine physical evidence clues (like vehicle damage and injury patterns) with their understanding of what is required for drivers and pedestrians to avoid a collision. Ross has nearly a decade of experience investigating motor vehicle collisions.
The Combined Claims Conference (CCC) is a two-day program offering continuing education for CPCU, RPA, MCLE, CIPI, CALI, and the California and Texas Departments of Insurance for independent adjusters, attorneys, investigators and brokers. The conference includes four separate educational tracks: Property, Liability, Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and a bonus Emerging Issues track. Quality speakers address the most pressing topics during the sessions. Attendees following the Liability track will get to see Ross’ presentation.
Ross Hunter started in MEA’s Collision Reconstruction group before earning a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California Irvine and moving to the Injury Biomechanics group. Ross reconstructs collisions based on the physical evidence and assesses the potential for injury for vehicle occupants and pedestrians involved in accidents. During his Master’s, he studied shoulder injuries in drivers holding onto the steering wheel at the time of a crash. Specifically, Ross analyzed, tested, and dissected cadaver shoulders to assess injury mechanisms for a rotator cuff tendon tear. Ross is registered as a professional engineer in California.