10 Resources for Auto Accident Victims
10 Resources for Auto Accident Victims

10 Resources for Auto Accident Victims

Doctor David Jenkins Orlando Chiro

Written by: Dr. David Jenkins

Published: April 27th, 2020

When you need to know what to do after a car accident, including how to find a good auto accident doctor in Orlando, it’s important to find the best advice for your needs. Here are some of the best online resources for legal and consumer information after an Orlando auto accident.

12 Resources for Orlando Auto Accident Victims

1. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Think your vehicle malfunctioned before or during your crash? The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) website keeps track of all NHTSA agency investigations, vehicle recalls, and consumer complaints. You will also find a wealth of information regarding crash test results and automotive standards, which can be a source of valuable data for legal cases.

2. The National Safety Council

The National Safety Council (NSC) website provides information on many driver safety and training topics, including distracted driving, defensive driving, and even OSHA-compliant driver training for heavy equipment such as forklifts.

If you have teenagers at home, the NSC’s DriveitHOME for Parents of Teens is another great resource to check out.

3. FindLaw

FindLaw.com is a one-stop solution to find a Florida lawyer and learn about Florida’s auto accident laws. FindLaw's Florida State Law collection contains user-friendly summaries of Florida laws as well as citations or links to relevant sections of each statute.

4. NOLO

NOLO.com is another legal website that provides DIY legal information to help people handle simple legal matters. If you were in a minor accident or need to know about Florida’s statute of limitations for car accident claims, you may find this resource very valuable.

5. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website contains valuable information about motor vehicle safety, car accidents, and national motor vehicle statistics. The CDC tracks automobile-related injury and death statistics for teen drivers, older adult drivers, impaired driving, and distracted drivers.

6. Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Documentation is key to any car crash litigation, and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is the place to go for Florida residents who are seeking the advice of a lawyer and/or accident doctor to get information regarding their crash, reporting a crash, or obtaining Florida crash data and statistics.

7. Brain Injury Association of Florida, Inc.

The Brain Injury Association of Florida is a great resource to learn all about brain injuries and PTSD, both of which are common after a major car accident or motorcycle crash. “BIAF is Florida’s only statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to individuals who have survived a brain injury and their families.”

8. WebMD

One of the most common and misunderstood auto accident injuries is whiplash, and WebMD is a solid resource for whiplash information. If you've been in an auto accident, you should know the signs and symptoms of whiplash—including the fact that it can take hours or days after an accident for whiplash symptoms to appear.

9. Florida Health

Floridahealth.gov is a complete source of health information, EMS statistics, and data from Florida's Emergency Medical Services Tracking and Reporting System (EMSTARS). Emergency medical oversight is often a part of legal cases and medical issues after a car accident. This is one resource that may provide critical information on how EMS services affected your medical outcome after a car accident.

10. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Unfortunately, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be present after certain auto accidents, especially high-speed or head-on crashes. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) website provides invaluable information on the treatment, diagnosis, and prognosis of TBIs.

See an Auto Accident Doctor

Auto accident victims in the Orlando area can use this list of resources after a car crash to gain knowledge and supporting information on auto accident statistics, Florida law, and medical issues connected with car accidents. But as helpful as this information can be, it is no substitute for getting the treatment you need for your injuries.

If you’ve been injured in an Orlando auto accident, come see us. Our compassionate and experienced team will help you begin the treatment you need to recover from your injuries. Give us a call at 407-478-7246 to schedule an appointment with an Orlando auto accident doctor today.

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