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To Dump Your Bike or Not to Dump Your Bike, That is the Question

Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction

For a left-turn motorcycle case (where a vehicle suddenly turns left in front of an oncoming motorcycle), pre-impact evidence from the motorcycle, if it exists, can be in the form…

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Curing Mold Maladies in a Healthcare Setting

Mold on Wall

Case Description/Summary: Over a period of several years, in patient rooms, an acute care healthcare facility experienced condensation forming on metal window frames, water dripping from soffits, and water-damaged gypsum…

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Patient Hand-Off Communication

Healthcare

Stacy L. Donnelly, RN, BSN & Christa A. Bakos, RN, CWCN, DAPWCA What is Patient Hand-Off? Patients in healthcare facilities commonly receive care and treatment from a team of medical…

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Throwing Shade: A Fallen Tree Canopy 3D Reconstruction

3D Forensic Engineering Animation

When a tree fell on a roadway, injuring a passer-by, DJS was tasked with analyzing the evidence to provide opinions on the measurements of the tree and extent of its…

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Family Awarded $20.7M in 2018 Myrtle Beach Drowning Lawsuit

Beach Lifeguard Stand

The family of 2018 tourist, Zurihun Wolde was awarded $20.7 million by the jury in a lawsuit against Lack’s Beach Service and lifeguard, John Doe.  Aquatics Safety Expert with DJS…

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Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Seat Safety

September 18th to 24th is Child Passenger Safety Week, a time to make sure children are traveling safely. Every year, motor vehicle crashes rank high on the list of leading…

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Crosswalks in Parking Lots

Crosswalk

A professor in college once told me that “every trip starts and ends with a pedestrian.” No matter what means of transportation people use along the way, they generally start…

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What is Photogrammetry and How Does DJS Associates Utilize It to Aid in Documentation?

Figure 2: Small-scale photogrammetry; A frog statue captured with DSLR photography

In simple terms, photogrammetry is a process by which measurements can be obtained from photographs.  While this can be accomplished from a single image and reference measurement(s), the way in…

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Carpe Datum “Seize the Data”

In the field of digital forensics, it’s important for investigators to collect data in a forensically sound manner. This means collecting data without manipulating or deleting any data. Not every…

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