Legal Resources & Links for Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Car Accidents and more.
Link to more information that can help you research your personal injury, wrongful death, or car accident case. Includes links that are specific to accidents cases in Washington State and the Puget Sound Area.
- 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 National Brain Injury Association: The National Brain Injury Association has developed special interests groups to evaluate brain injury research, standards of care, and outcomes.
- 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- CDC
- Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide: Published by the clinical director of the Neuro-Recovery Head Injury Program.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Drunk Driving (DUI) Collisions
- 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.
- 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
- Mother's 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. The Irving, Texas–based organization was founded in 1980 by Candice Lightner after her 13-year-old daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Clarence Busch, a 46-year-old cannery worker.
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD): MADD's mission: to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Impaired Driving Division
- 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.
- 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.
Distracted Driving Accidents
- 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.
Bus, Shuttle, Taxi & Mass Transit Accidents
- 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.
- 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.
- Seattle Children's Hospital, Research & Foundation: Ranked as one of the best children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report magazine, Children’s serves as the pediatric referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.
Dog Bites & Attacks
- National Dog Bite Prevention Week: The third full week of May is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the United States Postal Service, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are each working to educate Americans about dog bite prevention.
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- 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