In general terms, biomechanics is the science of how the human body responds to applied external and internal forces. Biomechanical experts at Garrett conduct an in-depth analysis which can provide the critical link to understanding the relationship between personal injury and injury-producing events. Whether the events and injuries are minor or involve fatalities, a rigorous biomechanical analysis is critical to demystifying the relationship between the events and the damage to the human body, including soft-tissue claims, broken bones and death. A biomechanical analysis can help when there are no witnesses or when witness testimony conflicts, or when the economic stakes are high.
SPECIFIC INJURY CAUSATION
Many types of incidents, including low-speed vehicle impacts; slips, trips and falls, result in injury claims that may or may not be attributable to the incident. In order to determine whether a claimed injury occurred as a result of a specific incident, Garrett’s biomechanical consultants can analyze the mechanism required to cause the injury traumatically and investigates whether that mechanism was present in the incident.
RELEVANCY OF PRE-EXISTING INJURIES
The experts at Garrett are able to examine specific injuries and use reverse engineering by applying knowledge of injury mechanisms to determine if the events reported are relative to the purported injuries.
Garrett’s wrongful death experts are frequently called upon to provide a determination based on an accident investigation and reconstruction as to what role, if any, an incident played in the causing death. The expert’s at Garrett look at numerous types of wrongful death claims such automobile accidents, construction safety, fires, electrical and general contracting, industrial workplace settings, and other such professions.