STANDISH, ME (PRWEB) March 8, 2005
Tower Publishing, MaineÂs premier legal publisher, is pleased to announce the release of "From Crash to Courtroom: Collision Reconstruction for Lawyers and Law Enforcement," by John Kwasnoski, one of AmericaÂs leading experts on motor vehicle crash reconstruction. KwasnoskiÂs "From Crash to Courtroom" teaches attorneys what to watch for while examining an accident reconstruction expertÂs report, and explains in detail many of the more common errors an attorney may encounter. The work also addresses issues such as proper evidence collection and taking an effective deposition.
"From Crash to Courtroom" is devoted to ensuring that the science behind traffic collision reports is accurate, and explains how many seemingly accurate findings may in fact be scientifically incorrect. Examples range from the improper use of the non-deployment of an airbag to ÂproveÂ a low impact speed to the deliberate misapplication of computer software to supply desired videos and graphs. At its heart, "From Crash to Courtroom" teaches readers how to be more critical of collision expertsÂ reports Â then, equipped with a better understanding of the scientific fundamentals and analysis used in the preparation of such reports, attorneys may more effectively challenge the findings put forth by both sides. Cutting through the jargon and mathematical calculations frequently found in other automobile accident treatises, "From Crash to Courtroom" is written in non-technical terms to help attorneys better understand and more effectively question expert testimony.
"This is an important and long overdue book," says Gerald Partridge, Esq., Adjunct Professor at the National College of District Attorneys. "'From Crash to Courtroom' will serve the trial lawyer as both a sword and a shield Â providing the tools needed for dismantling the incompetent or unscrupulous collision reconstructionist, while supplying the roadmap for building a case on a solid foundation of scientific cause and effect."
KwasnoskiÂs "From Crash to Courtroom" opens with an explanation of the anatomy of a collision, defining all of the chronological phases of an accident as well as the basic laws of physics in a motor vehicle crash. Using case study investigation reports to highlight both obvious and hidden errors, "From Crash to Courtroom" provides readers with a more complete understanding of everything from tire mark evidence and drag factors to determining speed from airborne motion. The work explains the ways evidence is documented, and particularly the ways in which errors in data collection may influence expert opinions. "From Crash to Courtroom" may be purchased directly from Tower Publishing for $125.00 by calling 1.800.969.8693 or by visiting their website at http://www.towerpub.com.
About the Author: John Kwasnoski is one of the leading national experts in crash reconstruction, and co-author of three best-selling books: "Investigation and Prosecution of DWI and Vehicular Homicide," "The Officer's DUI Manual" and "Courtroom Survival." A Professor Emeritus of Forensic Physics at Western New England College, he has served as an expert in over 750 motor vehicle accident cases, including single and multiple vehicle, pedestrian, train and motorcycle crash cases. Professor Kwasnoski is also the founder of CRASH! The Science of Collisions, an educational program for high school and college students devoted to reducing young adult motor vehicle fatalities through the use of the sciences and math.
About the Company: Tower Publishing, founded in 1772, offers a wide range of business and legal publications. Tower is widely known throughout New England for its Maine and New Hampshire State Registers, which contain federal, state and local government information, business listings by town, census and tax valuation data as well as complete listings of chambers of commerce, non-profits and other associations. TowerÂs legal publications now include such titles as Maine Civil Remedies, Maine Court Rules, Missouri Corporate Law 4th Edition and the Maine Bar Directory.
For more information, please contact Michael L. Lyons, President, by calling 1.800.969.8693 x11, or by writing to Tower Publishing, 588 Saco Rd., Standish, Maine, 04084.
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