Resources for California Auto Accidents & Personal Injury Claims
The Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Kaiman, Greene & Associates provide the following links and resources for individuals looking for information on traffic safety, product safety and other matters related to California automobile accidents, workplace accidents, defective product injuries or medical malpractice, and other types of injuries. If you need to speak with an attorney regarding a particular injury incurred by yourself or a family member, please give us a call at 310-789-2030 for a no-cost, confidential consultation.
Car Accident Resources
View or download this pamphlet from the State Bar of California with helpful tips about what to do if you have been in an auto accident.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety website has lots of resources regarding traffic safety, along with driver education for teen drivers as well as senior drivers.
Distraction.gov is the official U.S. government website on distracted driving. Find resources here related to texting while driving, using a handheld cell phone while driving, and other types of potentially dangerous distraction.
Truck Accident Resources
Helpful resources if you have been hurt in a truck accident include the regulations published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which set limits for how long truckers can be behind the wheel, the size and weight of tractor-trailers, required safety equipment and more. You may also be able to use the Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) System to learn about the safety history of the trucking company behind the accident.
Motorcycle and Bicycle Accident Resources
Bicyclists and pedestrians (and motorists who interact with them on the road) can benefit from learning about traffic safety at the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. This website includes a look at bike laws, city maps and other helpful resources for cyclists in California. The California Department of Motor Vehicles also hosts a page on bicycle safety resources.
Products Liability Resources
Learn about product safety recalls regarding furniture, baby products and other household goods from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. For a comprehensive list of all recalls in the U.S., including cars, dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, tainted food and more, visit www.Recalls.gov. You can sign up here for email alerts as new recalls are announced.
California Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Accident Resources
If you have been injured on the job, you can visit the California Division of Workers’ Compensation for information about filing a claim, or what to do if your claim is denied. To report unsafe work conditions or file a claim for disability benefits, see the California Department of Industrial Relations. To learn about your rights in general to a safe and healthful workplace, visit the websites of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), or Cal/OSHA.
Brain Injury Resources
Individuals living with traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as family members and friends, can find helpful guidance and support from the Brain Injury Association of America.
Medical Malpractice Resources
To learn more about advocating for your rights as a medical patient or learning more effective means of communication with your doctor, visit the American Medical Association (AMA) website. You can also review the AMA Code of Medical Ethics here. To file a complaint against a doctor in California, or find out about a particular physician’s license status and disciplinary history, visit the Medical Board of California.