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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.

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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

Steven conducts investigations involving vehicle failures and malfunctions, both as a crash reconstructionist and as a design expert. Steven’s engineering and design experience reaches nearly every mechanical and structural aspect of the vehicle. Steven has direct experience with the design and use of product durability test equipment as well as the quality assurance programs utilized by the auto industry. Steven is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), holds a Pennsylvania State Inspection License and has been published on Engineering Test and Analysis Methods on multiple occasions.