News — Dr. Arthur Croft

Important New Study Clarifies Science of "Minor Impact" or "MIST" Cases

Important New Study Clarifies Science of "Minor Impact" or "MIST" Cases
Important new research on "minor impact" cases: "the injury risk of real-world minimal damage rear impact crashes was estimated to be at least 2000 times greater than for any ADL. The results of our analysis indicate that the principle underlying the biomechanical injury causation approach, that occupant acceleration is a proxy for injury risk, is scientifically invalid. The biomechanical approach to injury causation in minimal damage crashes invariably results in the vast underestimation of the actual risk of such crashes, and should be discontinued as it is a scientifically invalid practice."
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Dr. Arthur Croft's Machine vs. Man - Live Subject Crash Testing Video

Dr. Arthur Croft's Machine vs. Man - Live Subject Crash Testing Video

Trial Guides is proud to announce Trial Guides' distribution of Dr. Arthur Croft's Machine vs. Man 1 DVD.

25 Human Subject Crash Tests, Filmed with High Speed Cameras
The Machine vs. Man 1 DVD contains twenty-five fully instrumented crash tests conducted by trauma epidemiologist and researcher Dr. Arthur Croft.

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Overcoming "Minor Impact" Defenses in Auto Cases Live Webinar CLE

Overcoming "Minor Impact" Defenses in Auto Cases Live Webinar CLE
Many motor vehicle cases involve cases with "minimal" vehicle damage. In the early 1990s State Farm, Allstate and others started handling these claims differently as "minor impact" or "Minor Impact Soft Tissue" (MIST) cases.  Insurers started making little or no offers on these cases, despite US government data showing people are being injured in these crashes.  As Allstate's profits soared the rest of the auto insurers followed.  Lawyers started rejecting these cases, despite a huge number of people being injured every year in these crashes.
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Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews David Ball on Damages and Reptile

Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews David Ball on Damages and Reptile
The following is an article by leading spinal injury researcher, Dr. Arthur Croft, on David Ball on Damages, and Reptile, and how these books impact physician's narrative reports in personal injury cases.
Medicolegal Gems: 7 Ways the Doctor's Report Can Favorably Influence the
Outcome. Are Your Reports in Sync?
Let me begin by saying that this is not a book report, nor am I recommending readers to go out and read law books. My intro here is merely to provide, as lawyers would say, foundation. Although few doctors would recognize the name, one of the most influential experts in the legal arena today is David Ball, Ph.D.
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Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews Polarizing the Case

Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews Polarizing the Case

The following is a review by Doctor and Epidemiologist Dr. Arthur Croft of the Trial Guides book Polarizing the Case.

The legal corner today is a book report. Rick Friedman is the author of some best-selling law books, including Rules of the Road and, the one in my hand: Polarizing the Case: Exposing & Defeating the Malingering Myth. These books are published by Trial Guides (www.trialguides.com).

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