Articles Our experts are active in writing standards, conducting original research, and developing new testing methodologies.

Displaying 17 Articles

The Biomechanics of Oxygen Deprivation to the Brain

By Carolyne I. Albert, Ph.D.
Expert Overview

In this article, Mechanical Engineer & Biomechanics Expert, Dr. Carolyne Albert explains the ways in which brain hypoxia can occur as a result of mechanical forces and reviews the questions that a…

Biomechanical Investigation of Bicycle Crash Injuries

By Carolyne I. Albert, Ph.D.
Expert Article

Conflicting testimony in bicycle vs. vehicle collisions can often be resolved through a biomechanical analysis of the injuries. In this article, Mechanical Engineer & Biomechanics Expert, Dr. Carolyne…

Biomechanical Reconstruction of a Pedestrian Struck by a Vehicle

By Carolyne I. Albert, Ph.D.
Expert Article

When injury causation is in dispute following a pedestrian strike incident, a biomechanical reconstruction of the event is sometimes necessary to confirm or refute eye-witness testimony. In this…

Falling Merchandise: Injury Causation Analysis - Expert Investigation

By Ruhi Arslanoglu, Ph.D.
Expert Article

In our forensic casework it’s not unusual for all parties to acknowledge that a mishap occurred, but disagree on the cause or severity of injuries claimed to be associated with the event. In this…

Biomechanics in Workplace Injury Litigation

By Carolyne I. Albert, Ph.D.
Expert Article

Over five thousand American workers were killed on the job in 2016.1 Over the same period, almost three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported in the private sector.2 Every…

Traumatic Brain Injury Investigations

By Jamie R. Williams, Ph.D.
Expert Article

In this document, the biomechanical engineers at Robson Forensic provide an introduction to some of the foundational principles relevant to the science of traumatic brain injuries. The discussion…

Biomechanical Analysis of an Electrocution

By Valentina Ngai, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Expert Article

This article discusses the process by which it is possible to reconstruct an incident by examining injury data. In this instance, our biomedical engineer was tasked with determining the manner in…

Bone Injury Mechanics: Investigating Causation of Bone Fractures

By Carolyne I. Albert, Ph.D.
Expert Article

In this article, biomechanics expert, Carolyne Albert introduces the fundamental concepts pertaining to the mechanics of bone injuries. The biomechanical experts at Robson Forensic are engaged when…

Investigating Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collisions

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
Expert Article

In this article, the experts at Robson Forensic discuss the typical components of a vehicle-pedestrian collision and delve into specialty technical issues that are frequently relevant to these…

Playground Standards & Guidelines - Expert Witness Overview

By Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I.
Expert Overview

In this article, expert witnesses specializing in pediatric biomechanics and child supervision discuss the standards and guidelines relevant to playground injuries associated with monkey bars and…

Gait Analysis in Slip or Trip Investigations

By Valentina Ngai, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Expert Article

In this article, biomechanical engineer, Dr. Valentina Ngai provides an introductory lesson on forensic gait analysis. She discusses how experts use injury data, combined with an understanding of the…

Biomechanical Analysis of a Fall Down Stairs

By Valentina Ngai, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Expert Article

In this article, biomedical engineer, Valentina Ngai discusses the process by which it is possible to reconstruct an incident by examining injury data. In this instance, Dr. Ngai was tasked with…

Experts Interviewed about Child Safety Seat Study

By Jamie R. Williams, Ph.D.
Expert Article

Peter Leiss, P.E. and Jamie Williams, Ph.D. of Robson Forensic, Inc. were interviewed by WGAL to discuss their findings related to a recent child safety seat study. Video Credit: WGAL Study Background…

New Study Finds LATCH System May Fail to Protect Infants from Brain Injury in Rear Crashes

By Jamie R. Williams, Ph.D.
Expert Article

Engineers and scientists at Robson Forensic, Inc. crash-tested three popular rear-facing infant car seats to compare the risk of head injury when using the Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren…

Analyzing Injury Causation in Sports Injuries

By Valentina Ngai, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Expert Article

An injury causation analysis can often verify whether or not events took place as described by witnesses. It can also be used to determine if the use/misuse of protective equipment played a role in…

Previous Page 1 of 2 Next