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Who are Biomechanists?
A biomechanist might be an engineer or medical doctor; biomechanics, however, is not within the sole domain of either of these easily recognized professions.
Biomechanical vs. Medical
Biomechanics - the science concerned with the action of forces, internal and external, on the living body. (From Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions)
What is Biomechanics?
The discipline of biomechanics integrates the laws of physics and the working concepts of engineering...
When a Biomechanist can Help
In general, a biomechanist is a useful expert when liability questions involve human motion...
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When a Biomechanist Can Help
In general, a biomechanist is a useful expert when liability questions involve human motion, human tissue damage, and/or mechanisms of injury. A well-qualified biomechanist is helpful in all types of impact accidents where the match between forces and tissue damage may be in question, especially when there are no witnesses, when witness testimony conflicts, or when the economic stakes are high. Such cases include:
  • Slip/trip/fall claims where the mechanics of motion as well as tissue damage may be at issue;
  • Sports injuries;
  • Product liability cases where the relationship between the product design/characteristics and the injury biomechanics is at issue;
  • Criminal cases where the relationship between human motion or actions and tissue damage and/or the trauma-producing event require analysis; and
  • In situations where the failure to wear protective clothing or equipment (e.g., seatbelts, motorcycle helmets, knee pads, hardhats, gloves, or shoes) causes or increases the event-related trauma.

 

 

 
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