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Title Motorcycle accident reconstruction and litigation / Kenneth S. Obenski ... [and others] ; contributing authors: Bernard S. Abrams, Leslie Weintraub
Edition Fifth edition
Published Tucson, Ariz. : Lawyers & Judges Pub. Company, 2011

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 W'PONDS  KN 326.15 G1 Obe/Mar 2011  DUE 03-01-20
Description xiv, 399 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Contents note continued: 10.1.Mopeds and Motorized Bicycles -- 10.2.Motor-Driven Cycle ("No-Ped") -- 10.3.Scooters -- 10.4.Minibikes -- 10.5.Mini Scooters -- 10.6.Oddball Scooters -- 10.7.Multi-Wheel Cycles -- 10.8.Trikes -- 10.9.ATCs -- 10.10.Sidecars -- 10.11.Trailers -- 10.12.Three-Wheel Cars (e.g., Morgan and Trihawk) -- ch. 11 Inquiries / Kenneth S. Obenski -- 11.1.Identification of Vehicle Make and Model -- 11.2.Photographs -- 11.3.Injuries -- 11.4.Headlights -- 11.5.Perceptions -- 11.6.Clothing -- 11.7.Mechanical -- A.Gearshift -- B.Brakes -- C.Tires -- D.Sidestands -- E.Modifications -- 11.8.Experience -- 11.9.How-To -- 11.10.Road Conditions -- 11.11.Witnesses -- 11.12.Publications -- 11.13.More on Photographs -- ch. 12 Methods / Kenneth S. Obenski -- 12.1.Speed Estimates -- 12.2.Speed from Skid -- 12.3.Uncertainty Cuts Both Ways -- 12.4.Speeds from Scrapes and Gouges -- 12.5.Speed from Flight -- 12.6.Speed from Momentum -- 12.7.Speed from Rotation of Car --
Contents note continued: 12.8.Speed from Damage -- 12.9.Speed from Frame Damage -- 12.10.Speed from Radius -- 12.11.Relative Speed from Tire Markings -- 12.12.Injuries -- 12.13.Speed from Acceleration -- ch. 13 Safety, or Why the Blank Do People Ride Those Blankety-Blank Things? / Kenneth S. Obenski -- 13.1.The Attraction -- 13.2.Visceral Involvement -- 13.3.Comparison -- 13.4.Public Attitude -- 13.5.Dearth of Statistics -- 13.6.Why Not? -- ch. 14 Visual Perception and Motorcyclists' Conspicuity / O.D. Leslie Weintraub -- 14.1.Introduction -- 14.2.Accident Statistics -- 14.3.Conspicuity is a Significant Factor -- 14.4.Human Factors: How the Eyes Work -- 14.5.Dynamic Visual Acuity Is Related to Driving -- 14.6.Daytime versus Nighttime Vision -- 14.7.Glare -- 14.8.Contrast Sensitivity -- 14.9.Human Factors: The Brain Is in Charge -- 14.10.Human Factors: Response to a Crisis Takes Time -- 14.11.Back to Conspicuity -- 14.12.Studies of Conspicuity --
Contents note continued: 14.13.Ways to Increase Conspicuity -- 14.14.Eye Protection Is Vital -- 14.15.Helmets from the Vision Perspective -- Endnotes -- ch. 15 Anatomy of a Well-Managed, Well-Funded Case and Things That Happen Way Too Often / Kenneth S. Obenski -- 15.1.Getting Retained -- 15.2.The History -- 15.3.Investigation -- 15.4.Personalities -- 15.5.Preparation -- 15.6.Deposition -- 15.7.Trial -- ch. 16 Motorcycle Steering Revisited (Because Not All Is As It Seems) / Eric S. Shapiro -- 16.1.Introduction -- 16.2.Riding Categories -- 16.3.Motorcycle Steering -- 16.4.Conclusion -- ch. 17 Primary versus Secondary Safety / Eric S. Shapiro -- 17.1.Introduction -- 17.2.Secondary Safety -- 17.3.The BMW C1 -- 17.4.Primary Safety -- 17.5.Conclusion -- ch. 18 Motorcycle Accident Injury Biomechanics / Jack C. Debes -- 18.1.It's Not the Fall that Hurts: It's the Landing! -- A.Newton's Laws applied -- 18.2.Soft Tissue versus Hard Tissue Injuries -- 18.3.Helmets and Head Injury --
Contents note continued: 21.4.Helmet Litigation State-by-State / Eric Shapiro -- A.Background -- B.State Litigation -- 21.5.Concluding Comments -- Endnotes -- ch. 22 Helmets: Negligence for Not Wearing -- 22.1.Background -- 22.2.Litigation -- 22.3.Concluding Thoughts -- Endnotes -- ch. 23 Intersection Collisions -- 23.1.Introduction and Statutory Background -- 23.2.Research Methodology -- 23.3.Driver Turning Left in Front of Motorcycle -- 23.4.Motorcyclist Turning Left -- 23.5.Other Intersection Cases -- ch. 24 Motorcycle or Driver Overtaking -- 24.1.Introduction and Statutory Background -- 24.2.Overtaking Cases -- ch. 25 Collision with Backing, Parked, Stalled, Disabled, or Slow Vehicle -- 25.1.Introduction and Statutory Background -- 25.2.Cases -- ch. 26 Motorcycle and Other Vehicle Meeting -- 26.1.Introduction and Statutory Background -- 26.2.Cases -- ch. 27 Negligence for Obstructions to View -- 27.1.Introduction -- 27.2.Cases -- ch. 28 Defects in Public Roads --
Contents note continued: 28.1.Introduction -- 28.2.Sand, Gravel, Fluids and Other Objects on Roadway -- 28.3.Bumps, Dips, Potholes, Manhole Covers -- 28.4.Construction Area and Design Defects -- 28.5.Signs, Signals and Markings: Failure to Install or Maintain -- 28.6.Allegations of Negligent Design -- 28.7.Miscellaneous Cases -- ch. 29 Defective Conditions on Private Property -- 29.1.Introduction -- 29.2.Gravel Pits, Excavations, Mounds -- 29.3.Motorcyclist Strikes Pedestrian or Other Motorcyclist -- 29.4.Railroad Property -- 29.5.Private Roads -- 29.6.Other Defects on Private Land -- ch. 30 Collision with Cable or Chain -- 30.1.Introduction -- 30.2.Cases -- ch. 31 Collision with Animal -- 31.1.Introduction -- 31.2.Collision with Wild Animal -- 31.3.Collision with Domestic Animal -- ch. 32 Motorcyclist in Collision with Pedestrian and Driver in Collision with Motorcyclist as Pedestrian -- 32.1.Introduction -- 32.2.Cases -- ch. 33 Negligent Entrustment or Supervision --
Contents note continued: 3.3.Front -- 3.4.Rear -- 3.5.New Tires -- 3.6.Flats -- 3.7.Tube versus Tubeless -- 3.8.Rain Grooves -- 3.9.Hydroplaning and Wet Traction -- 3.10.Wheels -- 3.11.Traction -- ch. 4 Highway Factors / Kenneth S. Obenski -- 4.1.Pavement Marking -- 4.2.Blocked Visibility -- 4.3.Invisibility -- 4.4.Ruts and Expansion Joints -- 4.5.Rails -- 4.6.Edge of Pavement Steps -- 4.7.Grooves and Gratings -- 4.8.Guardrails -- 4.9.Posts -- 4.10.Debris -- 4.11.Steel -- 4.12.Gates -- 4.13.Animals -- 4.14.Animal Waste -- 4.15.Intersections -- ch. 5 Conspicuity / Kenneth S. Obenski -- 5.1.Exhaust Pipes -- 5.2.Horns -- 5.3.Lights and Coloration -- 5.4.Psychology -- 5.5.Clothing -- 5.6.Riding Behavior -- ch. 6 Rider Factors / Kenneth S. Obenski -- 6.1.Experience -- 6.2.Beginners -- 6.3.Maturity -- 6.4.Training -- 6.5.Drugs -- 6.6.Choice of Bike -- 6.7.Rider Behavior -- A.Lane splitting -- B.Curb sneaking -- C.Lane sharing -- D.Lane position -- E.Moving up on traffic --
Contents note continued: 33.1.Introduction -- 33.2.Court Cases -- ch. 34 Motorcycle Passenger: Imputed Negligence -- 34.1.Introduction -- 34.2.Cases -- ch. 35 Products Liability -- 35.1.Introduction -- 35.2.Cases -- ch. 36 Motorcycling Events and Releases of Liability -- 36.1.Introduction -- 36.2.Releases of Liability -- 36.3.Liability to Spectators -- ch. 37 Negligence of Server of Alcohol (Dram Shop Act Cases) -- 37.1.Introduction -- 37.2.Social Host Liability -- 37.3.Dram Shop Cases -- 37.4.Failure to Arrest Intoxicated Operator -- 37.5.Concluding Thoughts -- ch. 38 Insurance Issues -- 38.1.Introduction -- 38.2.Cases
Contents note continued: A.Hematomas -- B.Epidural Hematoma -- C.Subdural Hematoma -- D.Subarachnoid Hematoma -- E.Intracerebral Hematoma -- F.Coup-Contra Coup Injuries -- G.Linear Acceleration and the Head Impact Criteria -- H.Angular Acceleration and Diffuse Axonal Injury -- 18.4.Helmets -- A.Increase the Stopping Distance -- B.The Shell -- C.The Chin-Bar -- D.Chin-Strap, Comfort Liner, and Face Shield -- E.Orthopaedic injuries -- 18.5.Concluding Remarks -- 18.6.Acknowledgments -- Suggested Further Reading -- ch. 19 Motorcycle Accident Analysis Reports / Eric Shapiro -- pt. II Legal Analysis / Paul F. Hill -- ch. 20 Introduction -- 20.1.Declining Accident Rate -- 20.2.How This Section Was Researched and Written -- 20.3.Purpose and Suggested Use -- 20.4.Preliminary Considerations in Evaluating a Case -- ch. 21 Helmets: Compulsory Use -- 21.1.Background -- 21.2.Federal Intervention -- 21.3.Current Helmet Laws State-by-State --
Contents note continued: F.Aggressively defensive -- 6.8.Rider Performance -- A.Reaction time -- B.Braking -- C.Steering -- 6.9.Wobbles -- 6.10.Passengers -- ch. 7 Rider Protection / Kenneth S. Obenski -- 7.1.The Best Rider Crash Protection -- 7.2.Helmets -- 7.3.Crash Bars -- 7.4.Eye Protection -- 7.5.Seat Belts! -- 7.6.Air Bags -- 7.7.Roll Bars -- 7.8.Weather -- 7.9.Clothing -- ch. 8 Wobbles and Weaves / Kenneth S. Obenski -- 8.1.Types -- A.Simple wheel wobble -- B.Front-end wobble -- C.High-speed weave -- D."Flopping" -- E.Induced wobble -- F.High-side -- 8.2.Geometry -- 8.3.Causes -- 8.4.Evidence -- ch. 9 Evasive Action / Kenneth S. Obenski -- 9.1.Lay It Down -- 9.2.Lane Change -- 9.3.Leading the Target -- 9.4.Countersteering -- 9.5.Slam on the Brakes -- 9.6.Swerve, then Brake -- 9.7.Brake First, then Swerve -- 9.8.Brake and Swerve Simultaneously -- 9.9.Jumping -- 9.10.Pick a Soft Place to Crash -- ch. 10 Quasi-Motorcycles / Kenneth S. Obenski --
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Forensic Engineering Reconstruction of Motorcycle Accidents -- ch. 1 Understanding Motorcycles / Kenneth S. Obenski -- 1.1.Definition -- 1.2.Steering -- 1.3.Countersteering -- 1.4.Handling -- 1.5.Articulated? -- 1.6.Brakes -- 1.7.Acceleration -- 1.8.Transmissions and Drive Lines -- 1.9.Engines -- 1.10.Tires and Wheels -- 1.11.Controls -- 1.12.Weather -- 1.13.Life Expectancy -- 1.14.Sidestands -- 1.15.Modifications -- ch. 2 Braking / Eric Shapiro -- 2.1.General Considerations -- 2.2.Integrated Brakes -- 2.3.Anti-Skid Brake System (ABS) -- A.Latest Effect on Fatalities by ABS-Equipped Motorcycles -- 2.4.Braking on Curves -- 2.5.Failures -- References -- ch. 3 Tires and Wheels / Eric S. Shapiro -- 3.1.General Principles -- 3.2.Motorcycle Tire Nomenclature -- A.Tire Size -- B.Load Capacity -- C.Direction Arrow -- D.Speed Rating -- E.Tread Wear Indicator -- F.DOT (or Tire Identification) Number -- G.Construction -- H.Forensic Usefulness --
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-389) and index
Subject Motorcycles -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Motorcycling accident investigation -- United States.
Author Abrams, Bernard S.
Obenski, Kenneth S.
Weintraub, Leslie.
LC no. 2010048637
ISBN 1933264985 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781933264981 (cloth : alk. paper)