Law Enforcement Officials Receive Pedestrian Accident Investigation Training

by | September 18th, 2013

September 18, 2013

After motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians or bicyclists, determining fault can be complex. The New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain that is why a program was recently held to train 35 members of law enforcement from across the state in how to reconstruct collisions between motor vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists.

WNYT 13 News states the program, hosted by the New York State Police, was instructed by Ken Harmon, an expert in the field of accident reconstruction from the University of North Florida’s Institute of Police Technology and Management. The seminar involves Harmon giving participants a brief rundown on how time, space, and physics all work together to help investigators find and examine clues following a collision. Then, demonstrations using real vehicles and crash test dummies illustrate the lessons Harmon gave.

Participants can then take what they learn during the seminar and apply it each day during the investigations they conduct following crashes. Experts believe better accuracy in determining accident fault creates a higher sense of responsibility and accountability in drivers.

William Mattar Law Offices’ team of New York Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of the complexity of the accident investigation process. That is why the firm is here to help ensure the legal rights of injured victims are protected after pedestrian accidents.