Side Impact Testing

Side crashes account for about a quarter of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in the United States. Protecting people in side crashes is challenging because the sides of vehicles have relatively little space to absorb energy and shield occupants, unlike the fronts and rears, which have substantial crumple zones. Automakers have made big strides in side…

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COMMON SYMPTOMS OF CERVICAL / ACCELERATION / DECELERATION (CAD) INJURY

Common Symptoms Following Whiplash, In Order Of Prevalence The symptoms most commonly described following CAD injury are described in their general order of prevalence. This is not however, an exhaustive list. Neck pain Headache Interscapular pain Back Pain Paresthesiae Extremity pain/weakness Cognitive difficulties Dizziness/light-headedness Facial pain and TMJ related symptoms (clicking; closed lock etc.) Auditory…

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Side Impact and Rear Impact Crashes

Biomechanics & Trauma conducts cooperative and collaborative research with other organizations around the world to develop tools that help mitigate injury and death in motor vehicle crashes. Crash test dummies are developed and tested and NHTSA’s fleet of crash test dummies are maintained within this group.Human Modeling Computer modeling of human tissue could be traced…

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Star ratings upgrade leaves NCAP missing the mark on consumer tests

There’s much to like about revisions to the federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) that provides consumers with vehicle crash test information. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will update the dummies and injury criteria and expand NCAP ratings to indicate vehicles with crash avoidance features like electronic stability control and lane departure and forward…

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DRIVER ELECTRONIC DEVICE USE

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: The percentage of passenger vehicle drivers text-messaging or visibly manipulating handheld devices remained constant at 2.2 percent in 2015. Driver handheld cell phone use decreased from 4.3 percent in 2014 to 3.8 percent in 2015 (Figure 1); this was not a statistically significant decrease. These results are from the National…

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Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash Injuries

Not all car crash claims require the guidance of an attorney. However, sometimes, claims are complex enough or injuries are severe enough, that hiring an attorney is the smartest thing a victim can do to protect your future and improve their chances of fair resolution. But the first step you should take following a car…

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