During this webinar, Dr. Keith Button and Mr. Joseph Neal will present a discussion
on collision investigation, collision reconstruction, and injury causation analysis through three case studies. The first case study involves a low-speed rear-end impact from which the driver alleged caused intervertebral disc herniation’s in their cervical and lumbar spine. The second case study involves a sideswipe collision between a passenger vehicle and a municipal bus from which the driver of the passenger vehicle alleged injury to the rotator cuff. The third case study involves a collision between a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle. Using the dash camera videos from the tractor trailer and from a witness vehicle, the speed of the passenger vehicle was determined. In discussing these case studies, Dr. Button and Mr. Neal will walk through the process of investigating these claims from start to finish as well as the role that attorneys and claims adjusters play in providing the necessary materials and information for a complete analysis. They will discuss various components of these types of analyses including, but not limited to, the technical tools used by engineers, the process of getting expert testimony admitted in court, the importance of inspecting the subject vehicles, what can be done in the event that the subject vehicles are no longer available for inspection, and what the end product of these investigations looks like.