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Whiplash Traumatology, Neurophysiology, Pain and Treatment Seminar Series: Module 1

Module 1: Motor Vehicle Crash Forensics


  • What is Crash Forensics

  • Types of Collision Vectors / PDOF

  • Rear Impact

    • Phases of Injury/Sequence of Events

    • General Crash Times – Kinematic response in msec.

    • Reverse S Curve

    • Neurophysiological consequences

    • Example Live Crash Testing

    • Common Injury Patterns Assessment and Diagnosis

    • Acceleration Deceleration Injury Patterns


  • Front Impact

    • Phases of Injury/Sequence of Events

    • Kinematic Response


  • Side Impact

    • Phases of Injury/Sequence of Events

    • Kinematic Response Near Side Collision

    • Kinematic Response Far Side Collision


  • Special Considerations

  • Small Overlap Collision

  • Human factors affecting injury outcome

  • Force loads acting on the spine

  • Accident Risk Factors

    • Acute Risk Factors

    • Late/Chronic Risk Factors


  • Accident Reconstruction and Injury

    • ACR it’s start in personal injury

    • General objective of ACR

    • ACR and Injury Analysis

    • ACR and court rulings on injury


  • Introduction to Event Data Recorders


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