Forensic Aspects of Vision and Highway Safety

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Lawyers & Judges Pub., 2001 - Medical - 488 pages
Written for attorneys, law enforcement personnel, optometrists, highway engineers, automobile manufacturers, legislators, expert witnesses, and other related professionals, this book will be your single-source reference for any lawsuit based on vision and highway safety. You are give an in-depth review of accident reconstruction as well information on the visual aspects of driving a motor vehicle. In addition, you learn how to make your forensic displays more comprehensible to the jury. Unfamiliar with medical jargon, an educated jury can make or break your case. Forensic Aspects of Vision and Highway Safety makes an informed jury a favorable jury. Extensively revised and rewritten, this book gives you new insight on horizontal gaze nystagmus, photochemical reaction/sunglare, camouflage/optical illusion, and photorealistic simulation.

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Merrill J. Allen, O.D., Ph.D., (1918???2003) Professor Emeritus of Optometry of Indiana University, School of Optometry, Bloomington, Indiana, had been involved in vision research and teaching since 1941. He had over 200 publications and received 19 awards including the Research Medal Award from the British Optical Association (1970) and the Apollo Award from the American Optometric Association (1971). He served as an expert witness in over 600 lawsuits and studied thousands of accident reports, performed accident reconstruction and studied other data in order to render his opinions. Dr. Allen carried out government, industry and optometrically funded research projects and considered consulting on motor vehicle accidents to be attorney subsidized research. Many of his research publications were directed at improving motor vehicle safety by eliminating design errors that contributed to accidents.

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