What is Biomechanics?

Biomechanics is the area of study wherein the knowledge and methods of mechanics are applied to the structure and function of the living human system. A biomechanical expert has an understanding of basic human gross anatomy, occupant kinematics & kinetics, mechanisms of injury and injury potential. By analyzing the motions, forces and torques that a person would have experienced during an incident, the biomechanist can develop a biomechanical model to determine the types of trauma the tissues of the body would have experienced, thus determining CAUSATION.

All aspects of forensic biomechanical investigation is performed; including, but not limited to 1. Document Review (i.e. photographs, damage estimates, traffic collision report, recorded statements, interrogatories, depositions and medical records), 2. Vehicle Inspection and 3. Scene Investigations. At Biomechanical Analysis we are qualified in assessing the mechanism of injury, injury analysis and injury causation of all types of incidents from Motor Vehicle, Slip, Trip & Falls to Wheelchair Mobility Issues/Incidents. Through document review, vehicle and scene investigations, when available, our causation evaluation begins.

The Biomechanical services include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Forensic Biomechanics
  • Occupational Biomechanics
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
    • Rear, Front, Side, Sideswipe & Rollover
    • Low Speed to Catastrophic
    • Safety Belt Analysis
    • Air Bags
    • Occupant Kinematics & Kinetics
    • Interior Impacts
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Train Accidents
  • Elevator Accidents
  • All-Terrain Vehicle Accidents
  • Boats Accidents
  • Slip, Trip & Falls
  • Stairwell Accidents
  • Lighting Issues
  • Site Inspections
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Sports & Recreational Accidents
  • Wheelchair Biomechanics
  • Rehabilitation Biomechanics
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements
  • Wheelchair Mobility Issues/Incidents