Forensic Injury Biomechanics of MVAs - Webinar (ADT)
Insurance Institute of PEI, PE
Date and Time: September 21, 2022 1:00 - 2:30 pm ADT
Forensic Injury Biomechanics of MVAs –
21 @ 1:00 pm Atlantic Time
In this webinar we will explore how experts investigate
MVAs when damages are contested. We look at how occupants move during different
types of collisions, research on human injury tolerances, crash test dummies,
injury probability and how they all tie into an MVA claim. We also discuss human
subject testing research. Case examples will be presented as well on
low/moderate speed collisions and seatbelt related issues.
- How forensic engineers assist in an auto claim where
damages are contested
- The science and process used in assessing a forensic
injury biomechanics analysis
Karla Cassidy, P.Eng., holds a Bachelors
and Masters of Applied Science (Honours Mechanical Engineering) from the
University of Waterloo and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario. Ms.
Cassidy has been an active member in the biomechanics community since 2006 and
in the accident reconstruction industry since 2010. Her expertise spans both
biomechanical and mechanical engineering. She has been involved in hundreds of
cases involving vehicles, pedestrians, motorcycles, farm equipment, and
cyclists. Her specialty areas are biomechanics, personal injury, injury
probability, seatbelt usage, slip, trip and falls, and determination of occupant
position. Ms. Cassidy also conducts collision reconstruction and damage
consistency analyses. She is a published author and has provided litigation
support. Karla’s personal interests include the outdoors, camping, hiking, and
spending time with her kids.
Sami Shaker graduated with a Bachelor of
Science degree (Honours Physics co-op) from McMaster University and has
versatile industrial experience in nuclear energy, radiation health and safety,
and has recently been conducting medical research in the field of rheumatology.
Mr. Shaker has been able to use these past experiences and apply much of what he
has learned to his current work. He has conducted damage consistency analysis,
vehicle examinations (including black box data imaging and analysis), accident
site survey as well as accident reconstruction including determining speed
calculations/estimates, collision severity, computer simulations, vehicle and
occupant kinematics, injury biomechanics, and slip, trip and fall
investigations. Sami’s personal interests include live jazz and classical music,
trying new restaurants with his wife, and playing video games with his
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