Biomechanics

Biomechanics

Biomechanics

The biomechanics team at Ponderosa has the training, education, and background to evaluate injuries and determine causation.

We compare the mechanisms of the diagnosed injuries to the forces experienced in the subject accident to determine causation.


We combine our knowledge of engineering dynamics, biomechanics, and anatomy to evaluate each individual case. 

We work closely with our accident reconstruction team when necessary to obtain the accelerations in the subject crash to determine the occupant kinematics and mechanics.

  • Brain and Spinal Injuries – Brain and spinal injuries are very common in automobile accidents and at Ponderosa we can determine the forces experienced by the occupant and their anatomical structures. When necessary, these forces are compared to the tissue structural properties or published injury thresholds to determine a basis for injury.
  • Injury Causation – The injuries diagnosed by medical professionals are a vital piece of evidence left over from an accident that we can utilize to assist in determining the mechanism of injury and the occupant kinematics.
  • Sport Injuries  - We can look at sport injuries such as from bicycle crashes and snowboarding accidents to solve for kinematics, as well as whether the protective equipment played a role in the incident.

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