Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Offerings

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The Role of Video Analysis and Animation in Vehicular Accident Reconstruction

This course explores the role of security camera footage in analyzing a vehicle – pedestrian traffic accident.

The presence of security cameras in urban environments has increased and will continue to increase in the future. This course explores the role of security camera footage in analyzing a vehicle – pedestrian traffic accident. The footage was utilized to determine the precise location of the vehicle leading up to and following the pedestrian impact. Simulation techniques were then used to determine the location of the pedestrian and analyze the visibility of the pedestrian to the driver of the vehicle. Finally, an animation was created depicting the view that the vehicle driver would have had. This animation is a powerful tool for explaining how and why a crash occurred.  

This course will examine sources of evidence, including witness statements, EDR (Black Box)data, video footage, and physical evidence. The majority of the presentation will focus on video evidence and how this is analyzed using tools and skills such as photogrammetry.

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Heavy Vehicle Collision Investigation and Reconstruction

This course will discuss the processes of heavy truck accident investigation and accident reconstruction.

This course will discuss the processes of heavy truck accident investigation and accident reconstruction including evidence documentation and preservation, vehicle dynamics, collision severity, “Black Box” Data, video analysis, and other principles of accident reconstruction. Examples and insights will be discussed through a series of case studies to describe the importance of each in collision investigation.

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Nighttime Visibility and Collisions

From Analysis to Presentation

When a crash occurs at night, an assessment of the visibility is often necessary. Depicting the visibility conditions can be a powerful tool for explaining how and why a crash occurred.

The photographs and video used to show the visibility conditions will need to be a fair and reasonable representation of the conditions that existed at the time of the crash. In this presentation, we will first cover methods used to assess and quantify the visibility of objects at night, including recent technological advances in this area. These have allowed measurements that are more efficient and less subjective than previously used methods. Also, we discuss methods to reasonably present nighttime photographs and video by walking through actual cases that demonstrate these concepts.

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Tips and Tech for Motorcycle Crash Cases

What Attorneys Should Know About Their Motorcycle Crash Case

As a Principal Accident Reconstructionist and author of, "Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction," Nathan Rose is recognized by his peers as a leader in the unique field of motorcycle accident reconstruction.

In this presentation, Mr. Rose gives attorneys valuable insight into the investigation process of crashes involving motorcycles. He covers the technologies that can be brought to bear on these cases, such as electronic crash data from the involved passenger vehicles and motorcycles, crash scene mapping with laser scanners and drones, video analysis, and animation. This presentation also includes tips related to the types of evidence that should be gathered and the relevant questions attorneys should ask for various motorcycle crash types when examining a case. In addition, Mr. Rose walks through several case studies that illustrate the tips and the tech we use on these dynamic cases.

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Heavy Truck v Passenger Vehicle

The Biomechanics of a Sideswipe

In this interactive webinar, we will explore the process of determining collision severity, applying vehicle dynamics to understand occupant motion, determining injury risk, and assessing collision forces in the context of activities of daily living.

Sideswipe collisions between heavy trucks and passenger vehicles are common on U.S. roadways. These incidents can result in considerable vehicle damage that is disproportionate to the loading experienced by the occupant. Consequently, substantial injuries are often claimed by sideswipe occupants. In this interactive webinar, we will explore the process of determining collision severity, applying vehicle dynamics to understand occupant motion, determining injury risk, and assessing collision forces in the context of activities of daily living. We will place particular emphasis on the role of a biomechanical engineer, admissibility of biomechanical testimony, injury mechanisms for commonly-claimed injuries, and simulation and visualization tools used to create powerful demonstratives for trial.

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Using Biomechanical Engineering as a Tool to Determine Causation of Injuries Sustained in Trampoline Parks

Investigating Negligence Claims

The Trampoline Court Safety Act was passed in Michigan requiring owners to comply with American Society for Testing and Material Safety Standards.

Additionally, this act prescribed the liabilities of the operators and users of the courts. While this act does provide Trampoline Parks with some protection, lawsuits can still arise if there is question of negligence by park employees. In these cases, it is imperative to understand how the injury in question was sustained. Dr. Keith Button, a biomechanist, will go over how biomechanics can be a powerful tool when investigating if an injury was caused by negligence or discarded rules.

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Explaining the Complex Through Technology

Gathering evidence from the incident location and involved objects can provide substantial insight into the pre-incident, incident, and post-incident aspects of the event.

This course will discuss the currently available tools used in forensic reconstruction. Examples and insights into getting the evidence will be discussed. Additionally, specific case studies as well as availability and limitations and acceptance in the courts will be discussed.

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The Biomechanics of a Closed Head Injury

Application to Helmet Usage

The biomechanics associated with a closed head injury is incredibly complex and requires a thorough understanding of the numerous studies performed to date.

The primary objective of the current course is to arm non-technical legal practitioners with practical, essential knowledge related to the mechanics of closed head injury. Specifically, participants will be given a brief but essential primer in the basic physics associated with head impact. The different metrics generally used to characterize head impact severity will be reviewed with specific attention to which values are, or are not used in the design of helmets (football, motorcycle, etc.) Additionally, the primary injuries associated with closed head injury (diffuse Axonal injury, subdural hematoma, subarachnoid hematoma, intraventricular hemorrhage) and the previous research regarding their mechanisms will be reviewed. Finally, application of the knowledge to specific helmeted vs. unhelmeted scenarios will be performed.

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Virtual Reality (VR) in the Courtroom

Understanding capabilities, limitations, and admissibility

This course will describe the technologies used to investigate, test, analyze, simulate, and visualize an incident.

This course will describe the technologies used to investigate, test, analyze, simulate, and visualize an incident. The course will focus on the ultimate development of interactive virtual reality (VR) courtroom demonstratives from

inception to completion. The development of admissible and compelling interactive VR courtroom demonstratives requires planning, state-of-the-art tools, and specialized expertise.The objective of this course is to arm legal practitioners with knowledge related to:

·     Current state-of-the-art capabilities and tools related to VR

·     The process of building an interactive VR courtroom demonstrative

·     Scientific application of VR technology to forensic issues

·     Current limitations and scientific research on the capabilities and limitations of VR

·     What is on the near and far horizon for VR technology in the courtroom

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Seat Belt Use, Nonuse, and Misuse

What restraint system physical evidence can tell us – distinguishing seat belt use, nonuse, and misuse.

Properly wearing a seat belt dramatically reduces the risk of occupant death or serious injury in motor vehicle crashes.

In some jurisdictions and circumstances, failure to wear a seat belt can result in a reduction in damages that a plaintiff can recover in civil litigation. The primary objective of the current course is to equip non-technical legal practitioners with practical knowledge related to restraint system physical evidence to enable them to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their case. Specifically, participants will be given a brief but essential primer in basic physics associated with restraint systems, how seat belt components function, and how occupant loading can create physical evidence on restraint system components during a collision. Emphasis will be placed on how forensic investigators interpret restraint system physical evidence to distinguish between seat belt use, nonuse, and misuse by vehicle occupants. Finally, several case studies will be presented for context and application of the presented information.

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Collision Markings on Non-Used Seat Belt Restraint Systems

Understanding the differences between physical evidence on a seat belt created by occupant loading versus pretensioner deployment is critical when evaluating potential non-use of a restraint system.

The technological features incorporated into vehicle restraint systems can leave physical evidence on seat belt components during a collision even when the seat belt is non used by an occupant.

The primary objective of the current course is to equip non-technical legal practitioners with practical knowledge related to restraint system physical evidence to enable them to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their case. Specifically, participants will be given a brief but essential primer in how seat belt components function, and characteristics of seat belt physical evidence created by occupant loading. Emphasis will be placed on how the deployment of a seat belt pretensioner creates physical evidence on restraint system components during a collision. Several case studies will be presented for context and application of the presented information.

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Forensic Biomechanics and Injury Causation Analysis

Could THIS accident cause THAT type of injury?

This course will review the proper methodology set out by the Federal Judicial Center in determining if a specific event resulted in the biomechanical environment associated with the causation of a certain medical condition.

Attendees of this course will be taught rudimentary physics concepts, which will enable them to better understand and analyze expert testimony. The course will focus on the methodologies utilized by experts in analyzing low-speed collisions, and what factual information and evidence is relevant to these analyses. Trial presentations from previous cases will be presented in order to provide context. Finally, the presenters extensive experience related to Daubert and admissibility of biomechanical testimony in Federal and Florida state courts will be reviewed.

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Evidence Preservation, Physical Testing, Visualization, and Admissibility in Forensic Investigations

Recent advances in technology and computing power has provided forensic investigators with numerous new tools to demonstrate their findings and analyses to jurors.

The validity, quality, and admissibility of these demonstrations starts with proper evidence preservation and data collection. The following course will review the classic and more modern tools forensic engineers are using to preserve evidence and collect data. The course will also review the benefits and potential pitfalls associated with performing testing, both physical and virtual. Finally, the course will demonstrate how proper evidence preservation, data collection, and testing can be utilized to generate immersive visualizations with the proper foundation for admissibility.

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Nighttime Visibility and Collisions

From Analysis to Presentation

When a crash occurs at night, an assessment of the visibility is often necessary. Depicting the visibility conditions can be a powerful tool for explaining how and why a crash occurred.

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Heavy Truck v Passenger Vehicle

The Biomechanics of a Sideswipe

In this interactive webinar, we will explore the process of determining collision severity, applying vehicle dynamics to understand occupant motion, determining injury risk, and assessing collision forces in the context of activities of daily living.

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Using Biomechanical Engineering as a Tool to Determine Causation of Injuries Sustained in Trampoline Parks

Investigating Negligence Claims

The Trampoline Court Safety Act was passed in Michigan requiring owners to comply with American Society for Testing and Material Safety Standards.

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The Biomechanics of a Closed Head Injury

Application to Helmet Usage

The biomechanics associated with a closed head injury is incredibly complex and requires a thorough understanding of the numerous studies performed to date.

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Seat Belt Use, Nonuse, and Misuse

What restraint system physical evidence can tell us – distinguishing seat belt use, nonuse, and misuse.

Properly wearing a seat belt dramatically reduces the risk of occupant death or serious injury in motor vehicle crashes.

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Collision Markings on Non-Used Seat Belt Restraint Systems

Understanding the differences between physical evidence on a seat belt created by occupant loading versus pretensioner deployment is critical when evaluating potential non-use of a restraint system.

The technological features incorporated into vehicle restraint systems can leave physical evidence on seat belt components during a collision even when the seat belt is non used by an occupant.

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Forensic Biomechanics and Injury Causation Analysis

Could THIS accident cause THAT type of injury?

This course will review the proper methodology set out by the Federal Judicial Center in determining if a specific event resulted in the biomechanical environment associated with the causation of a certain medical condition.

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Nighttime Visibility and Collisions

From Analysis to Presentation

When a crash occurs at night, an assessment of the visibility is often necessary. Depicting the visibility conditions can be a powerful tool for explaining how and why a crash occurred.

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Tips and Tech for Motorcycle Crash Cases

What Attorneys Should Know About Their Motorcycle Crash Case

As a Principal Accident Reconstructionist and author of, "Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction," Nathan Rose is recognized by his peers as a leader in the unique field of motorcycle accident reconstruction.

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Heavy Truck v Passenger Vehicle

The Biomechanics of a Sideswipe

In this interactive webinar, we will explore the process of determining collision severity, applying vehicle dynamics to understand occupant motion, determining injury risk, and assessing collision forces in the context of activities of daily living.

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Seat Belt Use, Nonuse, and Misuse

What restraint system physical evidence can tell us – distinguishing seat belt use, nonuse, and misuse.

Properly wearing a seat belt dramatically reduces the risk of occupant death or serious injury in motor vehicle crashes.

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Collision Markings on Non-Used Seat Belt Restraint Systems

Understanding the differences between physical evidence on a seat belt created by occupant loading versus pretensioner deployment is critical when evaluating potential non-use of a restraint system.

The technological features incorporated into vehicle restraint systems can leave physical evidence on seat belt components during a collision even when the seat belt is non used by an occupant.

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Virtual Reality (VR) in the Courtroom

Understanding capabilities, limitations, and admissibility

This course will describe the technologies used to investigate, test, analyze, simulate, and visualize an incident.

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Explaining the Complex Through Technology

Gathering evidence from the incident location and involved objects can provide substantial insight into the pre-incident, incident, and post-incident aspects of the event.

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Evidence Preservation, Physical Testing, Visualization, and Admissibility in Forensic Investigations

Recent advances in technology and computing power has provided forensic investigators with numerous new tools to demonstrate their findings and analyses to jurors.

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