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Myths and Legends That Never Die is Part 2 of Mastering Motor Vehicles Cases II, a three-part lecture series that contains over six hours from an advanced Trial Guides seminar dedicated to motor vehicle cases. This presentation features one of the world's leading authorities on traumatic injuries: epidemiologist and crash reconstructionist, Dr. Arthur Croft.
Misconceptions about vehicle accidents are practically as common as car crashes themselves. Many plaintiffs fall victim to IME doctors and defense “experts” who rely on specious data and common misconceptions to support their arguments. Leaving these ideas unchallenged in your trial can mean disaster for your motor vehicle cases.
This comprehensive and accessible course dispels common myths about motor vehicle accidents. In this dynamic lecture, Dr. Croft expertly refutes several of the most common ideas presented by IME doctors and defense experts, including:
- Myth 1: Low vehicle damage crashes versus the activities of daily living
- Myth 2: Everyone recovers in 6 to 12 weeks
- Myth 3: 5 mph is the threshold for injury
- Myth 4: Whiplash is psychological
- Myth 5: The bumper game
- Myth 6: “My Foot slipped off the brake”
- Myth 7: A TBI is not possible in a low-speed crash
- Myth 8: NASS can determine injury risk
- Myth 9: 50 percent of asymptomatic people have a disc herniation
- Myth 10: Pre-existing spondylosis (disc degeneration) equals pain
- Myth 11: Lumbar spine s protected by the seat back
Myths and Legends that Never Die offers lawyers cutting-edge information on the research behind motor-vehicle collisions and the traumatic injuries that result from them. This presentation is designed help every plaintiff’s attorney obtain better outcomes in their next motor vehicle case.
You will learn:
- Why speed and impact force during “activities of daily living” are not comparable to the forces at work in a motor vehicle accident
- Why engineering journals are not appropriate for medical evaluations
- Why cervical spine studies and lumbar spine studies are not interchangeable
- Why whiplash is not “just psychological”
- About the importance of elastic strain on soft tissue
- Why average acceleration is not representative of the full picture
- How to identify the limitations of crash test data
- Why the IIHS bumper tests are not reliable testimony
- What to say when the defendant says “my foot came off the brake”
- Why football TBI studies are not valid in auto accident scenarios
- Which human factors increase the likelihood of concussion and TBI
- Why studies based on NASS collisions are misrepresentative of most motor vehicle collisions
About the speaker: Dr. Arthur Croft PhD, DC, MSc, MPH, FACO, is a doctor, epidemiologist, and crash reconstructionist. He is considered to be one of the world's leading authorities on traumatic injuries. Dr. Croft coauthored the first textbook on whiplash and has authored or coauthored more than 350 professional papers on whiplash and other medical topics. He is a certified traffic accident reconstructionist and a former medical officer and underwater search and recovery diver for the San Diego Sheriff’s office. Dr. Croft lectures extensively across the United States and abroad, and he teaches an award-winning, four-module program on the traumatic injuries caused by auto accidents. He is the also director of the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.
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