Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction
Motorcycles operated at roadway speeds remain upright largely as a function of gyroscopic forces created by spinning tires and wheels. An operator cannot steer a motorcycle around corner by turning the front tire in the direction of the corner. The operator must induce a lean angle primarily by counter steering, sometimes aided by weight transfer. This delicate balance between lean angle and vehicle speed is easily upset, and loss of control can ensue.
Mr. Painter has been a life time motorcycle rider and enthusiast, and has testified in numerous motorcycle involved litigations. Specialized skills and knowledge are needed to analyze the dynamics of motorcycles, and the human factors issues regarding vehicle operation and conspicuity.