Resources for Florida Car Accident Victims

If you have been involved in a Florida car accident or commercial vehicle accident, chances are you have a lot of questions you need answers to. Our goal is to provide prospective clients with reputable, trustworthy resources for information about vehicle accidents and personal injury law. Our Orlando auto accident attorneys help victims gain fair compensation as well as an expanded knowledge of the laws that govern the nation’s highways.

Below is a comprehensive list of free online national and state level resources. Click on the links below to jump directly to an explanation of the site and a link to access it immediately.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

DOT.gov
This federal agency regulates all transportation laws and regulations for travel in the United States. Here you will find statistics on collision, injury, and fatality cases that have occurred on highways across the country, as well as other relevant information. Links to a wealth of other online resources are also provided.


BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION

BTS.gov
This exhaustive site provides statistics for everything transportation-related, including freight and passenger travel in Florida and other states.

NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA)

NHTSA.DOT.gov
This government agency strives to prevent injuries, wrongful death, and the economic costs that result from highway collisions. Dedicated to research, education, setting safety standards, and enforcement, the NHTSA is an excellent resource for victims seeking compensation and information after an accident. Here you will find statistics, safety tips, information about product defects and recalls, and other helpful links.

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION (FHWA)

FHWA.DOT.gov
A branch of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the FHWA provides financial and technical support to state, local, and tribal governments by aiding in the construction, maintenance, and improvement of the nation’s highway system. The site includes an electronic reading room and a pressroom, as well as other helpful resources for victims seeking compensation and information.


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT)

DOT.STATE.FL.US
The Florida DOT is a state government agency that regulates all of the traffic for Florida roads and highways. Their site provides access to travel advisories, maps, local road and weather conditions, lane closures, and notifications of road construction.
Our Orlando, Florida firm has a strong coalition of wrongful death lawyers committed to preventing highway collisions and helping victims obtain compensation. We urge you to take advantage of local organizations such as the Florida DOT.


TRIP

TRIPNET.org
TRIP is a nonprofit organization founded in 1971 that promotes transportation policies to relieve traffic congestion, improve air quality, make highway travel safer, and enhance economic productivity. Their website includes information about roads, bridges, traffic congestion, highway safety, and transportation-related environmental issues.

U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC)

CPSC.gov
The CPSC is responsible for protecting citizens from serious injury or wrongful death resulting from defective products. The website includes safety tips, statistics, recall information, and a wealth of other resources for those seeking victims’ compensation.
www.cpsc.gov.

MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING (MADD)

MADD.org
MADD is a non-profit grass roots organization with more than 400 local entities nationwide, including a chapter in Orlando, Florida. MADD’s mission is to stop wrongful death as a result of drunk driving, prevent underage drinking, and support the victims of drunk drivers. The site includes answers to frequently asked questions, information on volunteer and leadership opportunities, discussion forums, and a schedule of MADD-sponsored events.

BUCKLE UP FLORIDA

BUCKLEUPFLORIDA.com
Devoted to promoting seat belt awareness, Buckle Up Florida is non-profit organization that seeks to enact seat belt legislation and educate the public. The site includes a calendar of sponsored events, numerous resources, and testimonials from people whose lives have been saved by seat belts.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

IIHS.org
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a nonprofit organization with the mission statement of reducing deaths, injuries, and property damages caused by collisions on the United States highways. The site includes crashworthiness rankings for several vehicles on the market.

Contact an Orlando Car Accident Attorney Today

The Orlando car accident attorneys at David & Philpot, PL use their experience and knowledge to fight for victims’ compensation. After browsing through our website and the links provided, we encourage you to schedule a face-to-face case evaluation with one of our lawyers. Contact us today for a free consultation.