Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction and Litigation / Edition 4

Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction and Litigation / Edition 4

by Kenneth S. Obenski, Paul F. Hill, Eric S. Shapiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 1933264322

ISBN-13: 9781933264325

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing

Learn motorcycle accident reconstruction techniques from the experienced authors of this book. The special mechanics of riding a motorcycle and the way a motorcycle performs mechanically are explained in layperson's's terms. Quasi-motorcycles and compared and contrasted with standard motorcycles to acquaint the reader with their similarities and differences. Rider

Overview

Learn motorcycle accident reconstruction techniques from the experienced authors of this book. The special mechanics of riding a motorcycle and the way a motorcycle performs mechanically are explained in layperson's's terms. Quasi-motorcycles and compared and contrasted with standard motorcycles to acquaint the reader with their similarities and differences. Rider safety considerations and human factors issues such as conspicuity, evasive action, warning to the rider, and rider experience and training are discussed in detail. Visual perception and injury biomechanics are given extensive coverage. A wide variety of motorcycle accidents are reconstructed and explained to illustrate the most useful, successful and often specialized techniques for reconstructing these accidents.

The legal aspects of motorcycle use are thoroughly covered, including helmet laws, negligence, laws governing accidents, accidents on public and private property, trespassing, warnings, roadway defects, motorcycle defects, injury to passengers, and Dram Shop liability in DUI case. Case examples are included for each topic. These case studies have been revised, updated and expanded to include the most recent information.

This edition includes accident cause factors and identification of countermeasures, commonly known as "The Hurt Report," on CD-ROM. This important government study has never been repeated.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
Mechanical aspects of motorcycles
Motorcycle operations
Quasi-motorcycles
Accident investigation techniques and methods
Collisions with backing, parked, stalled, disabled or slow vehicles
Collisions with pedestrians
Collisions with domestic and wildanimals
Collisions with moving vehicles
Collisions at intersections
Motorcycle and other vehicle meeting
Motorcycle or driver overtaking
Rider behavior and human factors issues
Motorcycle injury biomechanics
Visual perception and conspicuity
Rider protection and safety
Defects in public roads
Defects on private land
Warnings
Helmets: compulsory use
Helmets: negligence for not wearing
Product liability
Entrustment and supervision
Passengers and negligence
Release of liability when participating in motorcycle events
Negligence of servers of alcohol in motorcycle DUI cases

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933264325
Publisher:
Lawyers & Judges Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Dedication iii
Acknowledgement xiii
Preface xv
Introduction xvii
Part I: Forensic Engineering Reconstruction of Motorcycle Accidents
Chapter 1: Understanding Motorcycles 3
Chapter 2: Braking 11
Chapter 3: Tires and Wheels 15
Chapter 4: Highway Factors 23
Chapter 5: Conspicuity 29
Chapter 6: Rider Factors 33
Chapter 7: Rider Protection 39
Chapter 8: Wobbles and Weaves 45
Chapter 9: Evasive Action 49
Chapter 10: Quasi-Motorcycles 53
Chapter 11: Inquiries 57
Chapter 12: Methods 63
Chapter 13: Safety, or Why the Blank Do People Ride Those Blankety-Blank Things? 73
Chapter 14: Visual Perception and Motorcyclists' Conspicuity 77
Chapter 15: Anatomy of a Well-Managed, Well-Funded Case and Things That Happen Way Too Often 85
Chapter 16: Motorcycle Steering Revisited (Because Not All Is As It Seems) 89
Chapter 17: Primary versus Secondary Safety 95
Chapter 18: Motorcycle Accident Injury Biomechanics 99
Chapter 19: Engineering Analysis Reports 111
Chapter 20: Introduction 223
Chapter 21: Helmets: Compulsory Use 227
Chapter 22: Helmets: Negligence for Not Wearing 239
Chapter 23: Intersection Collisions 245
Chapter 24: Motorcycle or Driver Overtaking 255
Chapter 25: Collision with Backing, Parked, Stalled, Disabled, or Slow Vehicle 259
Chapter 26: Motorcycle and Other Vehicle Meeting 265
Chapter 27: Negligence for Obstructions to View 269
Chapter 28: Defects in Public Roads 273
Chapter 29: Defective Conditions on Private Property 289
Chapter 30: Collision with Cable or Chain 299
Chapter 31: Collision with Animal 305
Chapter 32:Motorcyclist in Collision with Pedestrian and Driver in Collision with Motorcyclist as Pedestrian 311
Chapter 33: Negligent Entrustment or Supervision 315
Chapter 34: Motorcycle Passenger: Imputed Negligence 319
Chapter 35: Products Liability 323
Chapter 36: Motorcycling Events and Releases of Liability 333
Chapter 37: Negligence of Server of Alcohol (Dram Shop Act Cases) 337

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