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Meet Graham: The “Human” Designed to Survive Car Crashes

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graham1The human body is not equipped to survive accidents caused by many of the technologies we use every day, namely automobiles. Australian road safety engineer Dr. David Logan and trauma surgeon Christian Kenfield have teamed up with Melbourne-based artist Patricia Piccinini to create a lifelike sculpture named “Graham,” designed with bodily features to withstand the impact of a car crash.

Graham has an extra-large skull to protect the brain from impact and movement. He has a flat face to absorb energy from impact, and a large fortified bone structure much wider than a human’s neck. Graham’s ribs are covered by their own air bags and his legs are equipped with a spring-like joint which would allow him to jump out of harm’s way. He is equipped to survive a high-speed, high-impact crash.

While the sculpture is an impressive work of art, according to Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission chief executive Joe Calafiore, Graham more importantly “helps us understand why we need to improve every aspect of our roads system to protect ourselves from our own mistakes.” The sculpture is an important reminder of how dangerous and damaging an automobile accident can be to the human body. You can learn more about Graham here.

“The human body was not made to absorb the forces that can be exerted on a person during a motor vehicle accident. As you can see from how much different Graham’s body is compared to a regular person, there are many ways a person can be injured in a car crash,” said Cory Watson Attorney Curt Tanner. “At Cory Watson Attorneys, we understand that there are many ways a person can be injured in a car wreck and that all injuries and all people are unique. That is why we give individual attention and care to each client, because no two accidents or people are the same.”

While you can’t change what happened in the car crash, there are several steps you can take to strengthen your auto accident claim:

  • File records of the auto accident.
  • Include any photos or witness accounts and information you may have collected at the scene of the crash.
  • See your physician immediately.
  • Keep a journal detailing how you feel after the accident. Six or seven months after the accident, it can be difficult to remember how painful simple actions were, like cooking dinner or pulling a shirt over your head.
  • Call an experienced lawyer.

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