Florida Personal Injury Resources
The following links are provided by the Borrow Law Firm in Miami to help people looking for information on serious personal injury resources in south Florida and beyond. Whether you are looking for safety tips to prevent accidents at home and on the road, are wishing to learn more about personal injury law, or are searching for help and support with a serious injury, the resources below will hopefully link you up with the information you need. If you have other questions about Florida personal injury law, see our page of frequently asked questions, or contact our office for a free consultation with an attorney about your personal injury case.
For safe driving tips in Florida, visit the Safety First page at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) website. You can also find a helpful page of vehicle insurance questions and answers.
If you were involved in an automobile accident, the Florida Highway Patrol can investigate and prepare a report detailing the facts of the crash. The FHP website also maintains a page of live traffic crashes and road conditions.
Do you ride a motorcycle? The FLHSMV provides a page of motorcycle safety tips, and you can find a quick summary of Florida motorcycle laws at the website of the American Motorcyclist Association. Other motorcycle safety information, as well as rider safety courses, can be found at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision with an 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle, you may want to check out the regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to see if the truck driver and trucking company were in compliance with safety rules at the time of the crash. You can also access a trucking company’s record of safety and history of accidents by using the Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) System database.
Another popular resource for traffic safety and vehicle safety is the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Automobile accident statistics are maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Studies. For information on texting while driving, handheld cell phone use, and other types of distracted driving, visit Distraction.gov.
For information on specific traffic safety issues, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). They have pages on teen drivers, older drivers, motorcycles, aggressive driving, impaired driving and other driving safety topics.
If your vehicle was damaged in a traffic accident, good resources to estimate the value of your car are the Kelley Blue Book and NADA Guides.
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), there are many different organizations that offer help and support and can help you find ways to live with the condition and improve your quality of life. A couple of major organizations are the Brain Injury Association of America and the Brain Trauma Foundation.
Similarly, if you experienced a spinal cord injury in a slip and fall, car or truck accident, or other incident, there are many groups offering help and support for accident victims living with paraplegia, quadriplegia and other conditions associated with nerve damage and paralysis. You can also learn about the latest in promising treatments, medications and procedures working to repair nerve damage and even cure paralysis. Some important groups include the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, Determined to Heal, and the Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure.