The pedestrian was wearing sunglasses, a Tampa Bay Rays baseball cap, and headphones. He wasn’t budging. But the car, accelerating to 40 miles per hour, wasn’t slowing down. This inevitable tragedy, set in the sunny Florida springtime, was being observed, studied, and videotaped by scores of law enforcement officials, auto manufacturer representatives, and a host of other invited guests. The pedestrian was a crash test dummy, and the simulated crash was part of the mayhem – and the math – on display at the “Special Problems in Traffic Crash Reconstruction” conference held in May at several venues in the Tampa Bay area.
The conference is a weeklong feast of technology and statistics for “geeks” thrive on such things as well as nearly 200 law enforcement officers and accident reconstruction experts who often show up at accident sites with little more than a digital camera, a calculator, and a tape measure. At the reconstruction conference, they crashed cars into buses, motorcycles into cars, cars into bicycles, and trucks into everything. A lot of mannequins were mangled under the Florida sun, but the cause was public safety – your safety.
If you are injured in a collision with a negligent driver in the Los Angeles or Pasadena area, take your case immediately to an experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney. The sooner you can put a good personal injury lawyer on the case, the easier it is to obtain evidence and eyewitness testimony. You attorney may employ crash reconstruction experts as part of the investigation of your accident. If you qualify to file a personal injury claim, your attorney can fight diligently on your behalf for the maximum available compensation for your injuries and related expenses. After any accident with injuries in Los Angeles County, contact an experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney as quickly as possible.