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Insurers increasingly rely on the expertise of biomechanical engineers to evaluate low- and high-impact vehicular accidents. This type of engineer will have a firm grasp of human anatomy and physiology, kinematics, and neuroscience, among other disciplines.

Therefore they understand how muscles, tissues, tendons, and bones will react to a given force, such as impact sustained in various types of accidents. All of this can be applied to establish injury causation in a given case. The biomechanical engineer weigh factors, such the mechanism of the accident; the kinematics of the claimant; the nature and magnitude of forces generated; and the tolerance of a particular body part to certain forces applied by a certain mechanism.

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