Legal Resources & Links for Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Car Accidents and more.
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- Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety: Alliance of consumer, health, and safety groups.
- Air Bag Crash: Air bag black box crash data.
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Car Safety Seats: To help parents and pediatricians better understand how to use car safety seats, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued updated, more complete recommendations in the policy statement, “Selecting and Using the Most appropriate Car Safety Seats for Growing Children: Guidelines for Counseling Parents.
- American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators – AAMVA: Non – profit organization which develops model programs in motor vehicle administration, police traffic services and highway safety. Its program development and research activities provide guidelines for more effective public service. Search for events, products and services and news room.
- American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials – AASHTO: Non-profit, no partisan association representing all five transportation modes; air, highways, public transportation, rail and water in the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
- American Automotive Association (AAA): When you hear the name AAA, the first thing that comes to mind is probably maps and emergency road service, two of the cornerstones of our organization. But these days AAA is known for much more – assisting people in many facets of their lives, including travel and lodging; auto buying, leasing, renting, and repair; financial services such as loans and credit cards; and insurance needs. AAA StartSmart is designed to help families get through the crucial period when teens are learning to drive safely during their first year or two of licensed driving.
- Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists: The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists was established in 1977 to support professionals working in the field of driver education / driver training and transportation equipment modifications for persons with disabilities through education and information dissemination.
- Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine: Aprofessional multidisciplinary organization dedicated entirely to motor vehicle crash injury prevention and control.
- Auto Channel: The Auto Channel provides daily reports on all things related to vehicles. It offers reviews of new cars and car features, auto pricing information, and announcements from the top auto manufacturers.
- Automotive Car Safety: When researching your next new car, think of your safety, or at least your family’s. The vehicle that you’re thinking about buying may have the worst rollover or crash test ratings in the industry. You won’t know unless you read official reports, including crash tests, ratings, and available car safety features.
- Car Accidents: Car Accidents.com features information about auto accident collisions, crashes, wrecks and has thousands of accident pictures.
- Crashworthiness Resource: This Crashworthiness Resource has been created as a resource tool for consumers with the intentions of alerting and educating people of the numerous auto defects proliferated by major car manufacturers.
- Department of Motor Vehicles: This Web site was created to provide easy-to-access information and resources for all your Department of Motor Vehicles needs.
- Federal Consumer Information Center: Federal Consumer Information Center
- Federal Highway Administration – FHWA: The FHWA is a part of the Department of Transportation, their job is to enhance the country’s economic vitality, quality of life and environment through proactive leadership, innovation, and service excellence.
- Governors Highway Safety Association: Governors Highway Safety Association’s goal is to reduce the death rate states are enacting Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws that phase in driving privileges.
- Institute of Driver Behavior: Safety videos for the trucking industry.
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses, deaths, injuries, and property damage from crashes on the nation’s highways.
- Median Crossover Accident Analysis And The Effectiveness of Median Barriers
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation
- National Motorists Association: The National Motorists Association was founded to represent and protect the interests of motorists.
- SaferCar.gov: SaferCar.gov is the nation’s premier source of vehicle safety information from the government, serving the public interest.
- Safety Belt Safe USA: Is your child’s car seat safe? More than 95% of the car seats checked by Safety Belt Safe U.S.A are being used incorrectly. Don’t take a chance with your child’s life! Safety Belt Safe U.S.A. offers a car seat checkup online.
- The Auto Channel: The Auto Channel provides daily reports on all things related to vehicles. It offers reviews of new cars and features, pricing information, and announcements from the top auto manufacturers.
- The Car Crash: Videos and clips of car crashes.
- US Department of Transportation: Mission: Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
- 9 Teens Charged with Wrongful Death (news story): Nine teenagers are being charged with Wrongful Death after a 15 year old high school committed suicide. The teens are said to have bullied the 15 year old student to the point of causing him to take his own li
- A Place to Honor Grief (website): This page is a place that men or women can honor the person in their life who died by writing about a part of their own grief and healing.
- Assessing Family Loss in Wrongful Death Litigation: The Special Roles of Lost Services and Personal Consumption (CD-ROM)
- California Mother Files Wrongful Lawsuit in Connection with an Underage Drinking Party (news story): A California Mother is filing a Wrongful Death lawsuit in Connection with an Underage Drinking Party. The Mother claims that her son’s death resulted from negligence of the students who willingly provided the alcohol.
- Carbon Monoxide Lawsuit Filed Over Death on Boat (lawsuit): The carbon monoxide lawsuit was filed by the family of Glenn Howeth, 62, of Winslow, Arizona. Howeth died in June 2008 on a house boat on Lake Powell, which plaintiffs say had a carbon monoxide leak that caused everyone onboard to fall ill.
- Computing Economic Loss in Cases of Wrongful Death (book)
- Evaluating and Reserving Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Cases (book)
- Funerals Today (magazine): Funerals Today is the first magazine geared toward educating the public about the funeral industry. The publication’s is to Educate, Enlighten and Entertain.
- Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Damages Calculations: The Ongoing Story (book)
- Recovery for wrongful death: economic handbook (book)
- The Legal Definition of Wrongful Death (legal dictionary)
- Wrongful Death Information and Statistics (website): Wrongful Death Statistics and Useful Information
- ARTICLE: Being open can be critical to help injured children heal l Seattle Child Injury Lawyer: Many injured children struggle to heal emotionally after accidents ranging from car crashes to bike falls to dog bites, say researchers who have studied such children for more than a decade. USA Today, July 12, 2009
- Child Health Stats- CDC
- ChildAdvocate.net: ChildAdvocate.net serves the needs of children, families and professionals while addressing mental health, medical, educational, legal and legislative issues.
- CNN STORY: Surviving summer camp — for parents and kids: For parents, sending kids off to summer camp is an emotional balancing act: There’s the prospect of fresh air and friendships, competition and camaraderie, but there’s also the worry of insect bites, injuries and allergies.
- Help for Brain Injured Children: The Cleta Harder Developmental School (CHDS) was established and became a Non-Public School, certified by the CA Board of Education.
- Little Kids, Big Accidents – FREE Legal Resource For Parents of Injured Children: Learn the facts about serious accident claims involving children; develop an understanding of the legal and settlement process for child injury claims; get tips on dealing with insurance companies; get insight into how to determine the value of a child injury claim; and learn the answers to common questions and legal issues that are often present in cases involving children.
- Majority of Teen Deaths Preventable: In a newly released report by the Centers for Disease Control National Center for Health Statistics entitled Mortality Among Teenagers 12 – 19: United States 1999 – 2006, the top three causes of teen deaths are due to motor vehicle accidents, homicide, and suicide.
- Safe Kids USA: Safe Kids USA is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under.
- STORY: Summer Camp, Safety and Your Child: Summer camp is in full swing, and more than 11 million kids and adults are enjoying a dose of summer fun. For all the swimming, running and high-intensity activities, most kids actually manage to have a safe and healthy experience.
- STUDY: Illness and Injury Among Children Attending Summer Camp in the United States, 2005: Internet- and telephone-based surveillance systems can be successfully used to conduct illness and injury surveillance among children attending summer camp. Data collected via such systems can be used to calculate illness and injury rates, to describe patterns of illness and injury, and to identify risk factors for camper-related illness and injury. Given the millions of children attending summer camp yearly, a surveillance system such as this can provide the data needed to develop evidence-based prevention interventions to decrease the number of youth whose camp experiences are negatively affected by illness and injury.
- STUDY: Management of severely injured children in road accidents: Study examines the impact of acute care management on outcome in children severely injured in road accidents.
- The Facts About Child Pedestrian Accidents (book)
- VIC (Vaccine Information Coalition)
- Young Child in Pedestrian Accidents (book)
- Institute For Safe Medical Practices: The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP),is the nation’s only nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use.
- The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP): The mission of the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP) is to maximize the safe use of medications and to increase awareness of medication errors through open communication, increased reporting and promotion of medication error prevention strategies.
- The National Patient Safety Foundation: The National Patient Safety Foundation is an organization that has been diligently pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997 – to improve the safety of patients.
- American Motorcyclist Association: The AMA focuses on motorcycle rights, motorcycle riding and racing through its government relations work, by sanctioning road and off-road motorcycle riding activities and overseeing professional and amateur motorcycle racing events.
- Brain Injury Association of America: The Brain Injury Association of America strives to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education, and advocacy. Their website is one of the more detailed and comprehensive sites for information and support for brain injury survivors and their advocates. It includes a detailed explanation of brain injury, treatment and rehabilitation, fact sheets, guides for professionals and survivors, legal aspects and prevention.
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease – a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.
- The Center on Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI): The Center on Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI) describes several different outcome measurements for brain injuries, which are commonly used in the treatment of brain injury. Primarily for professionals, it includes a survey to help determine which scales are the most effective.
- The Franklin Institute’s Brain Injury Statistics and Information: Information on Brain Injury including Concussions and Alzheimer’s Disease
- The Traumatic Brain Injury National Data Center (TBINDC): The Traumatic Brain Injury National Data Center (TBINDC) features searchable current research publications about many aspects of brain injury.
- Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide: Published by the clinical director of the Neuro-Recovery Head Injury Program.
- Traumatic Brain Injury- CDC
- American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA):The mission of the American Spinal Injury Association is to promote and establish standards of excellence for all aspects of health care of individuals with spinal cord injury from onset throughout life.
- Mayo Clinic – Spinal Cord Injury
- National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA): Founded in 1948, the National Spinal Cord Injury Association is the nation’s oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and their families. This number grows by thirty newly-injured people each day.
- Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS) – Support Group: The mission of the NWRSCIS is to improve the lives of people with SCI through excellent patient care, research and education. Consequently, the NWRSCIS strives to provide specialized care to persons with SCI, to conduct clinically relevant research and to disseminate the most useful, evidence-based information to people with SCI, their families and professionals.Share your stories and experiences, ask questions, get real life answers or just listen to fellow members of the Spinal Cord Injury community.¦3rd Thursday of every month ¦12:30 PM to 1:30PM ¦Harborview Medical Center ¦4–West Patient & Family/Multi-Purpose Room (across from the nurses’ station). If you have questions, please call 206-616-8568 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Spinal Cord Injury Information from The National Institute of Neurological Disorders
- Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
- The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Resource Center: The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Resource Center promotes the health and well-being of people living with a spinal cord injury, mobility impairment, and paralysis by providing comprehensive information, resources and referral services.
- Dog Bite Law: A non-commercial website, updated daily, authored by the USA’s leading legal expert in dog bite law.
- Doggone Safe: Doggone Safe provides educational programs to teach about dog bite prevention for schools, parents, expectant parents and workers.
- Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
- Committee on Automobile and Pedestrian Safety: National Federation of the Blind’s Committee on Automobile and Pedestrian Safety/Quiet Cars
- Federal Highway Administration Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Page: The Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Web site provides information on issues and research related to improving pedestrian and bicyclist (pedalcyclist) safety.
- How not to get hit by cars: An a cyclist suggests ways to avoid getting hit while riding on the road.
- Managing Pedestrian Safety I: Injury Severity
- National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW): The mission of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is to help create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities across North America by encouraging and supporting the efforts of individuals, organizations, and agencies.
- NHTSA Pedestrian Safety Program: NHTSA’s pedestrian safety programs are directed toward reducing pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
- Perils for Pedestrians: A monthly television series promoting awareness of issues affecting the safety of people who walk.
- Family Sues Trucking Company That Transported Ash
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC): The Nation’s Resource Center for Child Protection
- AllstateInsuranceSucks.com: Forbes picks AllstateInsuranceSucks.com as #1 Corporate Complaint Site.
- Fight Bad-faith Insurance Companies (FBIC): FBIC (Fight Bad-faith Insurance Companies) is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization which specializes in uncovering today’s alleged fraudulent multi-billion dollar bad-faith non-payment of claims rip-offs by the powerful Insurance Industry.
- Insurance Information Institute: Auto Insurance Facts: The average cost of automobile insurance declined by 1.3 percent in 2005, according to a September 2007 report from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). See more interesting car insurance facts.
- Safeco Insurance
- Bikers Against Drunk Drivers: Bikers Against Drunk Drivers, better known as BADD, is non-profit organization, founded in 1986. Its mandate is to reduce the incidence of drunk driving and its consequences through promotion and awareness to the mainstream in malls, major events, annual tours and the media. It also aims to create an emergency fund for victims of drunk drivers while they await other compensation and/or where no other compensation is forthcoming.
- Breathalyser.org: Breathalyser.org has been established as a not-for-profit organization. Its latest technology development is in the area of breathalyser application to prevent drink driving. If you are in the business to develop prevention of drink driving by using alcohol breath analyzer technology, you should become a member and help the technology forward.
- College Drinking: Changing the Culture, created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
- Drunk Driving Prevention Organization: The organization is a non-profit making body formed by a group of community conscientious business organizations whose interest is to make the roads safer for the world. Members are developers of drink driving prevention systems and share information and resources for such development.
- DUI Foundation: Driving under the influence of alcohol and other impairing substances is an epidemic in our society that doesn’t appear to be going away in the near future. We can never educate people enough on the dangers of this behavior and the consequences it can have on the driver and others around them. It is our goal to help people realize the life-altering effects drinking and driving can have on us and hopefully convince our visitors to think twice the next time they consider getting behind the wheel after having a few too many.
- International Drunk Driving Prevention Association
- Learn About Alcoholism: Learn-About-Alcoholism.com is an online alcoholism information resource designed to help individuals who suffer from abuse or dependence, and the people whose lives they impact, gain a better understanding of the disease and begin the journey to better health and emotional wellness.
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving – History: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a non-profit organization that seeks to stop drunk driving, support those affected by drunk driving, prevent underage drinking, and overall push for stricter alcohol policy.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Impaired Driving Division
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by: –Conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment –Coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and Federal Programs on alcohol-related issues –Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work –Translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public
- Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID): Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID) is one of the oldest national organization in the United States fighting alcohol impaired and drunk driving (DUI and DWI). Established in 1978 by Doris Aiken, the group’s mission is to reduce alcohol impaired driving, advocate for victims, promote tough anti-DUI/DWI laws, reduce underage drinking, and serve as a watchdog for effective law enforcement of anti-drunken driving laws.
- Stop Underage Drinking: StopAlcoholAbuse.Gov is a comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue. Community members interested in underage drinking prevention—including but not limited to parents, educators, youth, concerned citizens, prevention specialists, business leaders, law enforcement and public health officials—will find a wealth of valuable information here. The resources featured to the right are among the many useful materials available on this site to aid your underage drinking prevention efforts.
- Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD)
- Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center: The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center was established by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (within the U.S. Department of Justice) to support its Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program.
- Vehicular Manslaughter Sentencing
- Adult Victims of Crime and Abuse in Residential Care Facilities: The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA), the National Association of Adult Protective Services (NAAPSA) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) have initiated a unique action partnership bringing together experts and other individuals across the country to collaborate in order to better address the needs of adults victims of crime and abuse who live in residential care facilities.
- Elder Care Advocates: Elder Care Advocates provides professional care planning and care supervision for seniors no matter what their health status or living environment.
- End Abuse: The Family Violence Prevention Fund – The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence.
- National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
- Nursing Home Abuse News
- Focus Driven: FocusDriven is an advocacy group for victims of motor vehicle crashes involving drivers using cell phones. We work with those who support our mission and want to make our roadways safer for all motorists.
- Personal Injury Attorneys: Looking for a firm that handles Personal Injury? We can help. We work with personal injury lawyers and personal injury attorneys across the country.
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HC 89, Box 105, Route 940
Pocono Summit, PA 18346
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25 Great Neck Road
Great Neck, New York 11021
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2525 McKinnon, Suite 625
Dallas, TX 75201
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6620 Colleyville Blvd
Colleyville, TX 76034
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505 West Ormsby Avenue
Louisville, KY 40203
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The Speed Mansion
505 West Ormsby Avenue
Louisville, KY 40203
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Louisville, KY 40203
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