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California Courts:

Supreme Court of California website has court opinions, rules, forms and case information http://www.courts.ca.gov/supremecourt.htm

California Courts of Appeal website has case information, court opinions, forms, rules, and links to all six district courts http://www.courts.ca.gov/courtsofappeal.htm

First Appellate District Court of Appeal (San Francisco) website has case and calendar information: http://www.courts.ca.gov/1dca.htm

Second Appellate District Court of Appeal (Los Angeles and Ventura): http://www.courts.ca.gov/2dca.htm

Third Appellate District Court of Appeal (Sacramento):
http://www.courts.ca.gov/3dca.htm

Fourth Appellate District Court of Appeal (San Diego, Riverside, Santa Ana):
http://www.courts.ca.gov/4dca.htm

Fifth Appellate District Court of Appeal (Fresno):
http://www.courts.ca.gov/5dca.htm

Sixth Appellate District Court of Appeal (San Jose):
http://www.courts.ca.gov/6dca.htm

California Superior Courts:

Resources for Auto Accident Victims on Vehicle Safety and Insurance

The following resources provide useful information regarding vehicle insurance, safety and other consumer information:

Federal Trade Commission Web site provides useful consumer information on purchasing, leasing, or renting vehicles: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/buying-owning-car

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety provides injury, collision & theft loss information on recent vehicle models: http://www.iihs.org/

Insurance Information Institute provides answers to consumer’s questions regarding insurance: http://www.iii.org/individuals/auto/

National Safety Council provides information on driver safety, including air bag and seat belt safety: http://www.nsc.org/safety_road/

Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Web site provides information on product recalls and safety news, as well as information on how to report an unsafe product http://www.cpsc.gov/

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety provides the latest traffic safety news, driver education videos, and resources for both young and senior drivers. http://www.aaafoundation.org/home/

Kelley Blue Book provides a determination of “fair market value” for the replacement cost of a damaged vehicle. http://www.kbb.com/

Resources for Burn Injury Victims

University of California, Davis has the only burn treatment center in the region, and has a separate but linked burn treatment program with Shriner’s Hospital. UC Davis treats adults over the age of 18, and Shriner’s Hospital treats children with burn injuries. To learn more about the UC Davis Department of Burn Surgery, visit http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/burn/

Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Northern California is the busiest pediatric burn treatment center in the State of California, and is in the top two or three in the nation for assisting the most pediatric burn victims each year. Services are provided free of charge through the generosity of donors; no child is turned away for inability to pay. To learn more about Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Northern California, visit http://www.shrinershq.org/Hospitals/Northern_California/

Burn injury victims in Southern California have access to the Grossman Burn Center with locations in Sherman Oaks and Santa Ana. They specialize in the treatment of burn injuries. Their website is http://www.grossmanburncenter.com/

St. Louis Children’s Hospital website has information on burn injuries in children: http://www.stlouischildrens.org/articles/kidcare/burns

The United States Fire Administration website has information and statistics on fire safety and prevention
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/index.shtm

Resources for Victims of Accidents involving Trucks or Commercial Vehicles

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is focused on reducing the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries involving large trucks and buses http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/

The Bureau of Transportation Studies Web site contains data and statistics on various modes of transportation, including an on-line National Transportation Library http://ntl.bts.gov/

The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission provides information on traffic safety, vehicles and equipment, including consumer alerts on product recalls, laws and regulations http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

The U.S. Department of Transportation provides information on the latest regulations, including the hours-of-service regulations which went into effect on October 1, 2005 http://www.dot.gov/

The Safety and Fitness Electronic Records System (SAFER) Web site provides information on company safety data on companies registered with the Department of Transportation over the internet
http://www.safersys.org/

National Technical Information Service is the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information. The NTIS investigates and reports on issues related to major trucking accidents. Reports from 1970-present are available online at http://www.ntis.gov/

Federal and State crash statistics provided by the Analysis Division of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration http://ai.volpe.dot.gov/CrashProfile/CrashProfileMainNew.asp

Resources for Victims of Recreational Boating Accidents

U.S. Coast Guard’s Web site for recreational boaters provides information on boating safety, product recalls, and boating hazards and statistics http://www.uscgboating.org/

Resources for Victims of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides information on safety research and state laws pertaining to motorcycles http://www.msf-usa.org/

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has statistics on motorcycle accidents and data on vehicle safety http://www.iihs.org/

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s mission is to protect lives, prevent injuries and reduce vehicle-related crashes http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

The Motorcycle Industry Council is a non-profit organization created to promote and preserve the motorcycle industry in the United States http://www.mic.org/

Advocates for Highway Safety is an alliance of consumer, health and safety, and insurance groups working together to make America’s roads safer http://www.saferoads.org/

Resources on Dangerous or Defective Products/Products Liability

The Consumer Product Safety Commission website has information on product safety and product recalls http://www.cpsc.gov/

The Magnuson-Moss Consumer Product Warranties may be found at http://uscode.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode15/usc_sup_01_15_10_50.html

Opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court relevant to product liability may be found at
http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/search/index.html?query=products+and+liability

Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code regarding sales may be found at http://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc/2/overview.html

Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code as adopted by each state may be found at
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uniform/ucc.html#a2

Federal Drug Administration MedWatch Program has information on drugs and other medical products for consumers, including information on how to report an unsafe product or drug http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/

Resources for Victims of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of America provides information, education and support to assist victims of TBI and their families. The organization has over 40 chartered state affiliates and hundreds of local chapters and support groups across the country. Their website is http://www.biausa.org/

Brain Trauma Foundation offers information and guidelines to health care professionals on post-impact treatment of brain injuries. The organization is dedicated to improving TBI care in the acute phase after injury. Their website is http://www.braintrauma.org/

National Rehabilitation Information Center provides information and support regarding disabilities and rehabilitation. Their website is http://www.naric.com/

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Their website is http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr/index.html

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