New York Personal Injury Resources
Whether you have been injured in an accident and need to know where to turn for help, or you are just looking for tips on how to stay safe and prevent accidents at home, on the road or at work, it can be difficult to sift through the endless stream of information on the Internet and find the truly useful and relevant information that you need. To help you along in your search, the personal injury attorneys at Dupée & Monroe, P.C. in Goshen have compiled the following links and resources we feel may be of benefit to you regarding New York car, truck or motorcycle accidents, defective product injuries and consumer safety. Bookmark this page or add it to your Favorites if you find it useful, so you will have quick access to this information when you need it. If you need to speak with an attorney about recovering compensation for your injury from a negligent party, call Dupée & Monroe, P.C. at 845-294-8900.
New York Courts – This is the website for the New York State Unified Court System. From here, you can locate courts, download forms, learn court rules, or find basic information about the law in a variety of areas.
Orange County Courts – With this link to the Orange Supreme and County Court, you can find court hours, location, phone number, calendar, and any other information you need for getting to and around the court.
New York State Department of Transportation – New York drivers can access a host of useful information at the NYSDOT website, including current travel and road conditions, requirements for driver’s licenses, and tort claim forms.
Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation – MVAIC is a source of insurance coverage in car accidents which involve bodily injury liability insurance as well as no-fault. Go here to file a claim or to learn more about eligibility for MVAIC benefits.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety – This group conducts research and promotes public awareness of teen driver safety, senior drivers and a general safety culture through videos and printed materials.
National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration – The NHTSA enforces laws and regulations on air bags, brakes, child passenger safety, seat belts, tires, electronic stability control and other important vehicle safety features.
Distraction.gov – Distraction.gov is the official website for the U.S. on texting while driving, handheld cell phone use, and other forms of distracted driving.
Kelley Blue Book – Is the insurance company offering you a fair amount to cover your totaled vehicle? The Kelley Blue Book is a trusted resource for car values.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – The FMCSA publishes regulations covering every aspect of truck safety to prevent truck accidents, including maximum hours of service for drivers, required on-board safety equipment, size and weight limits for trucks, and required inspections and maintenance.
Safety and Fitness Electronic Records System – If you have been injured in a truck accident, a search of the SAFER database can reveal the safety record and accident history of the trucking company behind the semi that hit you.
American Motorcyclist Association – The AMA website includes lots of practical tips regarding motorcycle safety, as well as a quick rundown of New York motorcycle laws. Another helpful resource is the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center – This site provides a library of data and resources for pedestrians and cyclists, including a look at New York bicycling laws and safety which also includes state and federal contacts, city maps and trail maps, and bicycle and pedestrian plans.
Yield to Life – This organization provides safety tips for cyclists and motorcyclists alike.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration – OSHA sets standards for workplace safety, and also inspects worksites and enforces its rules with fines for employers in noncompliance. Comprehensive construction safety rules cover fall protection, trenches, forklifts and cranes, and more.
Consumer Product Safety Commission – The CPSC promotes the public safety by regulating all types of consumer products, including children’s bedding, toys, clothing, and appliances.
Recalls.gov – This one-stop shop for product safety lists recalls from the CPSC as well as the FDA, the USDA, the NHTSA and more. Sign up for e-mail alerts of recalls as they occur for cars, drugs, food and consumer products.
Agency for Health Care Research & Quality – This division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services works to produce evidence that will make health care safer and of higher quality in the U.S.
Brain Injury Association of America – This organization, along with the Brain Trauma Foundation, provides resources, information and support to people living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families. For basic information on TBI, try the Centers for Disease Control or the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure – Find support for patients and families living with spinal cord injury, including the latest research into treatments and cure. Other helpful websites include Determined2Heal and Darrell Gwynn Foundation.