Forensic Aspects Of Driver Perception And Response

Author: David A. Krauss
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing
ISBN: 1936360330
Size: 17.37 MB
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This brand new fourth edition of Forensic Aspects of Driver Perception and Response contains invaluable new information you need to know about driver perception and response and related human factors and design issues. This text contains the most current information available in the area of driver perception and perception-response time. All existing chapters have been expanded, providing in-depth coverage of areas such as light reflecting surfaces, visibility enhancing materials, driver age, gender and experience, fatigue, speed perception and vehicle size, vehicle lighting and marking, glare, roadway design and the driver, work zones, railroad grade crossings, roadway signage, weather and driving and driver distraction. Additionally, a new chapter has been added covering the proliferation of in-vehicle technology and its relationship to the driver. If you work with driver perception and response cases in any capacity, this book is an invaluable addition to your reference library.

Forensic Visibility

Author: James L. Harris
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing
ISBN: 1933264608
Size: 18.50 MB
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Forensic Visibility is an important text that, in simple terms, explains many subtle and complicated aspects of forensic visibility. It begins with a broad introduction to the human visual system, including visual detection, visual search, contrast threshold, background luminance, complex backgrounds, and eyewitness testimony. This is a fitting introduction for any professional looking for insight into this complex topic.Author Jim Harris, Sr. (along with co-author Jim Harris II who has since deceased) draws upon over 50 years in the field of visibility studies, including a prolonged tenure at the Visibility Lab at the University of California. He has served as an expert in over 1,000 cases involving the analysis of visibility issues in all types of accidents, each of which involved questions as to whether the parties involved would have been able to visually acquire information that would have allowed them to avoid the accident.This book covers chapters pertinent to accident reconstructionists, including visibility related to pedestrians and automobile accidents. What roles did intersection lighting and pavement luminance play? How reliable are distance estimates given by eyewitnesses? How does disability glare affect the system of the eye? These questions and more are discussed in detail.Also included in this book is a full chapter devoted to aircraft mid-air collisions. Harris has been retained as a litigation expert for over 120 midair collisions. Further chapters explore forensic photography and how to attain scene and photographic fidelity, as well as issues of resolution, camera type, monitor and printer calibration, linearity, light meters, and distance estimates from photographs.Forensic Visibility is an important addition to your library if you are an accident reconstructionist, insurance professional, lawyer, or any professional involved in cases with visibilty issues. Pick up your copy today!

Train Accident Reconstruction And Fela And Railroad Litigation

Author: James R. Loumiet
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781930056930
Size: 13.21 MB
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Your ability to reconstruct or litigate a train accident can mean the difference between a successful or failed case. However, even experienced reconstructionists and attorneys are often unfamiliar with the myriad complexities of railroad operations and trains. Now, whether you are a novice or an experienced litigator, you can access a wealth of information in this ground-breaking text. In fact, much of the data and formulae are available here exclusively, saving you hours of tedious calculations and research. Now in its fourth edition, this book is one of the most comprehensive texts in the field of railroad accidents. It contains a new section on remote control locomotive operations (RCL) and remote control operators (RCO), and helps you answer the question, is the “black box” and “appurtenance” causing strict liability under the Locomotive Inspection Act? The book also has updated information on grade crossing litigation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and federal pre-emption versus federal preclusion in FELA cases (an area in which many attorneys and courts err). With a subject as demanding and complex as train accidents, this book is an important tool to have on your side.

Construction Accident Reconstruction

Author: Jon R. Abele
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780913875650
Size: 11.11 MB
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Litigation relating to construction site accidents appear on the court dockets of every judicial district throughout the country. The number of lawsuits filed because of accidents has grown year after year. Until now there has been no single place for a person to obtain the information of what a forensic engineer does when reconstructing an accident. This book, now in its second edition, fills that void. It has been updated and expanded throughout by Jon Abele, Esq. It also allows attorneys to learn the basics of forensic engineering while providing guidance to accident reconstructionists on how to conduct an investigation into a construction worksite accident.Construction Accident Reconstruction will introduce attorneys and engineers to the proper methods of investigating an accident case of this type. It is presented in a straightforward, yet lively manner that should inform and also challenge the reader to think about accident reconstruction in a new way so that they can better represent the workers injured on the construction site. Thisbook presents the statistics of fatal and non-fatal accidents to acquaint the reader with the magnitude of the number of people who are seriously injured in the construction industry every year. Jobsite injuries are preventable, yet millions of workers suffer injuries when the proper preventative measures are not used. Failure to follow safety standards leads to lawsuits when workers are injured.Topics include: What causes accidents in the construction industry? What identifiable factors influence construction accidents? Why is the third party involved? Is the accident really the third party's fault? How to investigatea construction industry accident? Can construction accidents be prevented? The engineer's role in construction accident litigation Using demonstrative exhibits in the preparation for trial A guide to OSHA rules and regulations Reviews and commentary on dozens of cases Leading OSHA Construction Violations Human error Material failure Mechanical failure

Forensic Vision With Application To Highway Safety

Author: Marc Green
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781933264547
Size: 10.94 MB
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Forensic Vision with Application to Highway Safety is your reference for accident cases with a vision component. This book is primarily about vision and the visual science that applies to analyzing road accidents also applies to other transportation accidents as well as non-transportation accidents such as falls, medical errors, warnings, eyewitness identification, and more. This new edition is divided into several sections. The first thee: BasicV i s i o n

Automotive Fire Analysis

Author: Gregory J. Barnett
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing
ISBN: 1936360152
Size: 16.81 MB
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In the new Automotive Fire Analysis: An Engineering Approach, Third Edition, experienced field engineer Gregory Barnett points out common problems with the way automotive fires are investigated. Mr. Barnett has compiled the research undertaken to date by manufacturers, standards organizations and private institutions into one compact guide. Mr. Barnett guides you through the proper techniques of vehicle fire analysis and investigation, typical vehicle fires and burn patterns, and indicators of arson in auto fires. He teaches you how to tell the difference between flame-resistant and flammable materials, the flammable liquids contained in cars, auto electrical systems and related fires, and more. This expanded third edition contains brand new sections on alternative fuel vehicles and the types of fires associated with them, including lithium-ion batteries, supplemental restraint systems, and golf cart fires. He covers the current safety standards for autos in the United States, in a clear and easy to follow manner. He gives you important information on functioning as a witness in court on auto fire cases.