Unique Methods of Visual Presentation With Respect to Accident Reconstruction


  • Frank H. Johnson




Obviously, communication is one of the most important aspects of forensic engineering. Communication is certainly important between both the engineer and the lawyer as well as the engineer and the jury. Of course, communication involves not only sending a message to someone but also making sure that the message is understood by the person receiving it. Speaking and sending letters are two methods of sending a message. However, perhaps a more direct form of communication is visual. The old adage 'a picture is worth a thousand words' has been proven many, many times. Therefore, this discussion deals with two very specific methods of achieving communication through visual presentation. First of all, understand that these two methods are directed primarily toward accident reconstruction. For purposes of illustration, an automobile accident will be used as an example; however, these methods can be applied to other types of accidents as well. The first method, one involving aerial photography, is currently under development. The other method, which is primarily graphic, is already developed and available through several graphic companies or individuals.



How to Cite

Johnson, Frank H. 1986. “Unique Methods of Visual Presentation With Respect to Accident Reconstruction”. Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers 3 (1). https://doi.org/10.51501/jotnafe.v3i1.401.