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Accident injuries. In order to establish a causal relationship between an accident and claimed injuries, it is important to consider the force and mechanisms involved. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Consider reviewing a claim by an individual who asserts that he or she has suffered physical injuries from being involved in a low-impact motor vehicle accident. Depending on the specific situation, the person may claim a variety of injuries.

How can anyone know if those claimed injuries could have resulted from that particular accident? This is where a biomechanical analysis can be priceless. By applying the principles of physics and engineering in evaluating the full scope of an incident, the biomechanical engineer can provide a scientific analysis of the injuries claimed by an individual. In addition, by eliminating the subjective conclusions and applying true science, this analysis can determine whether a claimed injury could have resulted from a specific motor vehicle accident.

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