Low Speed Collision - Experts Reconstruct Crash Expert Article

Robson Forensic was retained to determine if the forces generated in a two car, same direction crash were sufficient to cause injuries. The Plaintiff was driving slowly, approaching a stoplight, when the Defendant changed lanes and collided with the Plaintiff’s right front fender. Crash Reconstruction Expert, Steven J. Becker, reconstructed the crash to determine the speed and duration of the collision and calculated the change in velocity. One of our biomechanical experts then evaluated Plaintiff medical records and using Becker’s calculations, determined that the forces generated by the collision were insufficient to cause the Plaintiff’s injuries.

Report Excerpts

A. INTRODUCTION

This two vehicle collision occurred at about 5:05 pm Month 5, 20** on 2222 Street in Town, New York. The crash involved Thomas Thomas driving a 2004 Nissan Maxima and a 2002 Nissan Maxima driven by Plaintiff. Plaintiff claims injuries from the collision. This investigation was performed to determine the severity of the collision.

E. FINDINGS

Within the bounds of reasonable professional and scientific certainty, and subject to change if additional information becomes available, it is my professional opinion that:

  1. Elen experienced a longitudinal change in velocity of less than 5 mph and duration of about 0.75 seconds.

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Steven Becker, Automotive Engineer & Crash Expert

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Steven is a vehicle engineer with more than thirty years of experience and has worked directly for automotive manufacturers and tier 1 automotive parts suppliers. He provides investigations, reports,… read more.

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