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Biomechanical Engineering and Injury Causation

At Bloomberg Consulting we have experts in the areas of Biomechanical Engineering and Injury Causation who have extensive training and experience in Engineering, Orthopedics and the analysis of medical records and anatomical imaging. Our experts perform analyses associated with vehicle accidents, product liability matters and slip and fall cases to determine if the injuries are consistent with the event in question.

Biomechanical Engineering

Within the field of accident reconstruction, biomechanical engineering (or biomechanics) is the study of how physical forces affect the human body, including their effects on bones, muscles, tissues and tendons. Biomechanics applies the principles of mechanical engineering and scientific method to the analysis of factual data. The factual data sources for a biomechanical analysis can include vehicle and scene inspections, accident reconstruction data, computer modeling, available test data, as well as medical records and anatomical/physiological imaging films. In motor vehicle accidents, a biomechanical analysis can assist in determining issues related to the use and performance of seat belts, airbags, and child restraint seats, as well as the seating positions of occupants and who was driving. A thorough biomechanical analysis can also determine if there was a way to mitigate the injury that occurred.

Injury Causation

Injury Causation examines the relationship between an event and the purported injuries sustained. Our Injury Causation Experts are Licensed Professional Engineers with extensive training and experience in the areas of Orthopedics and Muscular/Skeletal Injury Analysis. In a biomechanical analysis they do not diagnose injuries, but rather determine if the diagnosed injury and its severity are consistent with the accident event. They compare the forces experienced in an event to those required to cause the diagnosed injury on the human body.