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Personal Injury Resource Links
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of property damage, serious personal injury or death from consumer products such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's website includes recalls and product safety news, information on reporting an unsafe product and more.
National Safety Council (NSC) Safety Resources
The National Safety Council offers safety resources and guides that provide statistics, tips and suggestions to make life safer.
Tort Law: An Overview
This website, maintained by the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell University Law School, provides general information about tort law, including discussion of intentional torts, negligence and strict liability.
Dog Bite Liability
This article from the Insurance Information Institute (III) discusses issues related to dog bite liability, including the responsibilities of dog owners, recent developments in state legislation and important court decisions.
Products Liability Law: An Overview
This website, also maintained by the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell University Law School, provides general information about the law of products liability as well as links to federal and state judicial decisions and statutes.
Damages: An Overview
This website, another from the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell University Law School, provides general information about the law of damages, including discussions of both compensatory and punitive damages.
National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA)
The NCSA is an office of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). One of the NCSA's guiding principles is to furnish the public with easy access to its data concerning the causes and injury outcomes of crashes. Its website provides website crash research and investigation data, statistics and analysis.
Motor Vehicle and Equipment Recalls
This website, provided by the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, allows users to search its database of motor vehicle, equipment, child safety seat and tire recalls.
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