Welcome to the GetLegal Accidents & Injuries Law Center! The information on this site can help you gain a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts behind personal injury law. We offer accurate and up-to-date content on a broad range of topics, including the most common types of accidents, the kinds of damages available, and the process for pursuing a claim. Accidents and injuries can be life-changing, and, depending on your particular issue, you might need to consult with an attorney. But working with a personal injury attorney will be easier if you first understand some of the basics. Watch the video on the left for a quick tour of what you’ll find here.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, can you recover lost wages? What kind of behavior counts as negligence? What can you do if a product malfunctions? We have answers to all of these questions and more. Learn about the law by clicking on one of the topics below.
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If you’re interested in learning more on your own, the internet has a vast quantity of additional information about personal injury law. Sifting through it all can be overwhelming. So we’ve compiled and organized a selection of the most notable online resources relating to personal injury law.
Links to recent federal and state decisions, as well as other resources.
Article from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Comprehensive source of news, legal and government resources, medical information, and more pertaining to class action lawsuits.
Gives readers a brief overview of tort law including liability and cases.
Links to accident data, compiled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, involving toys, playpens, asbestos, CO2, and more.
Links to vehicle ratings, driver death rates (by vehicle make/model), and other research.
Federal reports on aviation, highway, marine, railroad, and other types of accidents.
Compiled by the U.S. DOL. Data go back to the mid-1990s.
The NSC's annual statistical compendium on unintentional injuries and deaths.
The National Library of Medicine's comprehensive index to medical and scientific literature. Also links to MedlinePlus, a consumer health guide.
Guide to locating medical search engines, physician information, health journals and textbooks, and more.
Links to free full-text journals in the fields of medicine, biology, genetics, and more.
Summarizes of insurance law cases, written by leading law firms. Organized by state and Canadian province.
Links to web site of each state's insurance department.
Comprehensive insurance and risk management site. Links to glossary, expert commentaries, topical libraries (e.g., construction, risk finance, workers comp), and more.
Free directory of expert witnesses. Search by name or browse topic or state listing.
Another expert witness directory. Also features articles on various litigation topics.
Links to hundreds of articles and web resources (e.g., medical, legal, environment, defective products).
Features include product safety information, government information, online dictionary, breaking news, and chemical incidents.
Links to text of UCC Article 2 as adopted by all 50 states.
Database of product recalls, maintained by the federal government.
Comments on all areas of federal and state tort law.
Part of the Law Professors Blog Network.
Part of the Law Professors Blog Network.
Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. The AAJ website includes links to research reports on topics relating to civil justice, consumer safety, and misdeeds by corporations.
National trade group dedicated to curtailing lawsuits and legal liability. See the issues page for a legislative agenda.
Policy research institute that studies litigation trends, jury verdicts, workers compensation systems, and other aspects of civil justice.
Links to OSHA regulations, interpretations, guidance documents, workplace statistics, and more.
Links to laws, regulations, vehicle safety research, and more.
Links to consumer and industry resources for food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, and more.
News and articles related to tort law.
Full-text scholarly articles available from the Social Science Research Network.
Gives readers summaries, explanations, study tools, articles, and case law related to torts.
Torts law treatises and study aids to begin your research on torts law.
An accident can have unforeseen, long-term consequences, but a personal injury lawyer can help you get back on your feet again physically and financially. To protect your rights and have the best chance of accomplishing your goals, you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. The GetLegal Attorney Directory can help you find the right local attorney for you.
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