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Billy Cox Group is dedicated to educating professionals in the insurance, legal, and corporate community who use our services. We currently offer many seminars approved by the Texas Department of Insurance for continuing education credit.

Crash Reconstruction and the Use of On-Board Crash Data (3.00)
Course number: Texas Only, Provider #: 89626, Course #: 94845
Expiration date: 2016-01-04

Learning Objectives:

This program will discuss the use of data stored in the event data recorder (EDR) that is provided by the air bag control module (ACM) in collisions where near deployment and deployment events occur using the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) tool. The focus will be on the reliability of the data and the use in crash reconstruction and impact Biomechanics.

This course will have three main topics of discussion. First, the capabilities and functions of the ACM will be discussed. Limitations of the EDR and the data obtained by downloading the stored information will be discussed. Second, we will discuss the analysis of the data and its application in evaluating car crashes with respect to liability and Biomechanical issues. Lastly, the discussion of real world cases and results of crash tests will reinforce the content.

Current Topics in Crash Reconstruction (3.0)
Course number: Texas Only, Provider #: 89626, Course #: 94754
Expiration date: 2015-12-20
This course will provide a good overview of impact biomechanics, typical car crash fraud schemes and automotive technology that may be used in crash analysis. In the first hour, this course will introduce the participant to the scientific analysis and techniques used in analyzing low velocity collisions and the injury criteria for these types of crashes. The course will define biomechanics and the three laws of motion postulated by Sir Isaac Newton. The course will then define injury criteria and thresholds pursuant to the most common type of low speed collisions, such as front-end, rear-end and sideswipe type collisions. In the second hour, this course examines the indicators of collision fraud. Topics include general indicators of collision fraud, auto damage fraud and occupant kinematic motion in a crash. This course material is reinforced with photographs of damage resulting from staged crashes compared with damage sustained in real world crashes and crash test video where appropriate. In the final hour, this program will discuss the use of data stored in the Event Data Recorder (EDR) from the Airbag Sensing Diagnostic Module (SDM) or Restraint Control Module (RCM) in accident reconstruction. The SDM or RCM is sometimes known as the vehicle “black box.” There will be many examples showing deployment events and non-deployment events.

Low Velocity Impact Simulator (LVIS) LIVE Demonstration (2.0)
Course number: Texas Only, Provider #: 89626, Course #: 94752
Expiration date: 2015-12-20
Low Velocity Impact Simulator

The Low Velocity Impact Simulator (LVIS) is a 36 foot, mobile crash sled that was designed and built to perform low speed, biomechanical research in 1995. Recently refurbished, this 10,000 pound mobile lab allows for live demonstration of low speed, front-to-rear impacts for large groups, virtually anywhere with a parking lot.

The live demonstration can serve as a standalone, short program or can be added to the end of the 2.0 hour approved course entitled, “Introduction to Low Speed Collision Biomechanics.” LVIS is equipped with sophisticated sensors that record impact speed of the bullet vehicle, velocity change of the target vehicle and acceleration data from the occupant in the target vehicle. No other organization possesses anything like this.

Advanced Impact Biomechanics (4.0)
Course number: Texas Only, Provider #: 89626, Course #: 94753
Expiration date: 2015-12-20
Human Subject Testing - Las Vegas

This course was created to dovetail with the introductory Low Speed Impact Biomechanics course or provide higher level information to a more experienced audience. This course explores some of the facts and common myths associated with low speed and high speed impact biomechanics. This course also includes in-depth discussion of specific injury mechanism associated with injuries that commonly occur in low velocity collisions. Examples of case law affecting biomechanical expert testimony will also be discussed.

To reinforce the concepts, three case studies will be discussed. In the first, a low speed collision where injury complaints are consistent is profiled. In the second, a non-injury low speed collision and biomechanical analysis will be discussed. In the third, in a high-speed, fatality collision will be discussed. The focus of the last collision is the use of impact biomechanics to determine the driver of a vehicle, based on injury patterns. The last case study was the subject of a Discovery Channel special and the segment will be shown.

Introduction to Low Speed Impact Biomechanics (3.0)
Course number: Texas Only, Provider #:89626, Course #: 94695
Expiration date: 2015-12-17
Energy isolator

This course will introduce the participant to the scientific analysis and techniques used in analyzing low velocity collisions and the injury criteria for these types of crashes. The course will define biomechanics and the three laws of motion postulated by Sir Isaac Newton. The course will then define injury criteria and thresholds pursuant to the most common type of low speed collision, such as rear end, sideswipe and lateral parking lot type collisions.

Finally, the course will cover the aspects that require analysis by the expert when a low speed collision analysis is undertaken. Key concepts will be reinforced with practical examples and crash test video. This course will further reinforce key concepts with crash data taken from low speed crash testing.

Collision Fraud and Staged Crash Analysis (3.0)
Course number: Texas Only, Provider #: 89626, Course #: 94696
Expiration date: 2015-12-17
In a crash, the front wheel of the struck vehicle created an impression on the front bumper of the striking vehicle

This course examines the indicators of collision fraud. Topics include general indicators of collision fraud, auto damage fraud, and occupant kinematic motion in a crash. There is also an overview of Newton’s Laws of Motion to reacquaint the attendee with applicable physics in a car crash. This course material reinforced with photographs of damage resulting from staged crashes compared with damage sustained in real world crashes and crash test video where appropriate.