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For Whom the Belt Clicks… Determining Seatbelt Usage

Seatbelt

Following a crash, questions regarding occupant seatbelt usage may arise. This is especially true when the legal venue allows consideration of seatbelt usage by an occupant when determining damages. Frequently,…

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Clearly Zoned?

Car Driving

Case Synopsis: An elderly woman was proceeding South along a low-speed two-lane roadway, approaching a horizontal curve to the right from her perspective.  She had a medical event, lost consciousness,…

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Going Under is Going Up: Drowning Deaths are Surging

Indoor Swimming Pool

As I and many other water safety experts throughout the nation predicted, this summer the statistics related to drowning are going to be dismal.  The number of reported incidents so…

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Watch Where You Swing: Playground Injury Case

Swing Set Expert Witness

Case Synopsis:  A young girl was injured while using a swing at a public playground, which was owned and managed by a residential management firm that had, amongst other responsibilities,…

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A Collision Reconstruction Engineer, an Arborist Expert, and a “Time Machine”

Laser Scan Data

Laser scanning has many advantages for collision reconstruction engineers (among others). But what happens when years have passed between the date of the collision and the site inspection? Perhaps construction…

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Social ”Studies” Leave Tracks!

Social Media Expert Witness

Most of us have become willing participants in the world of social media. Social media platforms provide a space on the internet for users to leave digital footprints containing their…

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Not-So Magic Carpet Fall: The Rug in the Lobby – A Surveillance Video Analysis Case Study

Engineering Animation

https://youtu.be/L6lLx0zvufY Laurence R. Penn, CFVT, Senior Forensic Animation / Video Specialist  When video surveillance recorded an individual's fall in a building lobby, DJS Associates was tasked with analyzing the video…

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Tire Failure: A “Worldly” Analysis

Flat Tire

The primary function of any engineer is to solve problems.  Most people do not realize that tires are complex products made with various components and compounds.  The compounds in tires…

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Going Out on a Limb: Tree Care as Part of a Safety Program in a Residential Community

Snow Pile

Case Synopsis: A two-year-old was playing in a snow pile with his parents when a limb, approximately 8 inches in diameter and 14 feet long, fell from a nearby White…

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