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In the very near future, it will once again be my pleasure to accept one of the 100 positions of the “Crash” seminar offered at the Spine Research Center in San Diego. This seminar demonstrates R.I.D. (crash) dummies along with live human subjects in a crash scenario of bullet automobiles striking target automobiles. This international seminar is worth mentioning because it’s going to be the last of the live human crash studies in the world. I’ve been fortunate to have participated in three of these studies, and to be allowed to offer and write support materials in the studies of impact crashes and the influence crashes have on human biokinetics.

This isn’t to be confused with the art of accident reconstruction. There are a few standout police officers in Peoria County who have their automobile reconstruction certification through Northwestern University. One of these special police officers is Deputy Scott Gamboe, who graduated at the top of his class and has also authored a fiction book that’s now in print. We’ve had several conversations about crashes, what a victim says during and after a crash, and the misunderstanding of speed.

My goal is to bring this new knowledge and misconception to a level playing field in Peoria’s court systems. I say this very defiantly because I’ve found that new knowledge isn’t very well accepted. Many attorneys who are asked to attend these courses and further their studies negate or find excuses not to attend. In the future, in my narrative reports to attorneys, defendant, and plaintiff, I’ll be including materials never seen in quiet Peoria.

This particular article hopefully will bring about some resentment, anger, and most importantly, curiosity. The fact is just because you graduate from law school doesn’t mean your learning should end or you should discount new learning. The bottom line is, I don’t believe patients and clients are getting what they’re paying for. The response of the professions is they’re fully armed with education, knowledge, and respectable skills. In my world, there’s no excuse for ignoring what you should learn to expand and improve your professional habits in time. You don’t learn these skills by spending your weekends on the golf course, vacationing, and other fun stuff. This learning should be done in classes and seminars offering these types of new materials that will expand your knowledge of the subject matter. Yes, you do have to pay for them, and yes, you do have to pass the exams.

Dear public, don’t be frightened by asking questions about professional proficiencies, a particular professional’s last class taken, and what further schooling they’ve had since they received their degree. Don’t think for one second all professionals are created equal.

For the professional, you’ll see a change of information based on articles and critiques from all over the world stating it’s the newer knowledge, and if you don’t know it, you need to learn it. This will be information coming to your office from multiple sources and is always an open invitation to expand your current knowledge.  IBI

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