Car Accident — Useful Links
Where to get more information about cars, accidents and legal assistance.
Government and State Resources
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under the U.S. Department of Transportation, sets and enforces safety performance standards for motor vehicles and investigates safety defects. NHTSA also conducts research on driver behavior and traffic safety.
Your Family Health and Medical Record
Knowing the details of your family's health information can come in handy in the event of an emergency. Download and complete the Family Health and Medical Record and update it regularly. The Texas Cooperative Extension is an educational organization provided by the U.S. government, the state government through Texas A&M University, and the county government.
Educational and Nonprofit Organizations
Car Care Council
The Car Care Council is a part of The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA)—a nonprofit trade association whose 4,400+ member companies conduct business worldwide in the motor vehicle aftermarket industry.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Find out about the safety test results for your vehicles or vehicles you are thinking of buying. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers, is a leader in finding out what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes in the first place and reduce injuries in the crashes that still occur.
National Safety Council
Go to Safety on The Road for great information about safe driving as well as auto accident fact sheets. The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health.
Operation Lifesaver is a national, nonprofit education and awareness program dedicated to ending tragic collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights of way. The OL For Kids has kids' safety info.
Highway Emergency Numbers
National listing of Highway Notification Numbers. However, if it is an emergency, please call 911.
Insurance Consumer Advocate Network
Formed in 1994, the Insurance Consumer Advocate Network (I-CAN) has smart, additional questions to ask insurance agents about post-accident issues. Good questions under the FAQ section. Take a look, add to your list of questions.
Insurance Information Institute Auto Insurance
Useful information about auto insurance, filing a claim, and safety tips. The I.I.I. is a nonprofit, communications organization supported by the property/casualty insurance industry, providing definitive insurance information. Its mission for more than 40 years is to improve public understanding of insurance—what it does and how it works.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Read consumer publications, alerts, company and general insurance information. Click here for a link to insurance departments by state. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the organization of insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the four U.S. territories.
LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights in areas related to housing, work, family, bankruptcy, disability, immigration and other topics. This site has been built by Pro Bono Net, a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York, and by partnering legal aid organizations.
Link to legal matters on property and money, rights and disputes, family law and more. Nolo.com is a legal guide, which provides do-it-yourself legal solutions for consumers and small businesses.
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