Course Description

This course provides an overview of the process of analyzing the injury biomechanics of low speed rear impacts.  Topics include:  

  • Methodology
  • Whiplash
  • Collision studies
  • Biomechanics and kinematics

This course includes video recorded for the Washington County Bar Association's 2020 Winter Bench Bar.

Videography services were provided by Network Deposition Services.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • David Kassekert, PE

    David Kassekert, PE

    Mechanical Engineer / Accident Reconstruction
    Keystone Engineering Consultants

    Since 1989, Mr. Kassekert has conducted technical investigations of over 1000 motor vehicle accidents, typically focusing on issues such as speed, impact severity, seat belt use, driver evasion potential, visibility and the interpretation of crash recorder data. Mr. Kassekert has investigated accidents involving passenger cars, trucks and vans, heavy-trucks and commercial vehicles, motorcycle, bicycles and pedestrians. With additional experience in industry, Mr. Kassekert has also been involved in determining the causes of equipment and product accidents in industrial settings. Mr. Kassekert has testified, for both plaintiff and defense, over 300 times in the last 20 years.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Low Speed Impacts Course Materials
    • Low Speed Impacts Part One
    • Low Speed Impacts Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)