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Vehicle Accident Resources
If you have been hurt in a serious vehicle accident, you need more than just an attorney. Our experienced vehicle accident attorneys can do many things for you, but if you lost a loved one or suffered a serious disabling injury, you and your family may need additional, specialized support. Here are links to some websites that may help you get the help you need.
Note: Inclusion of these links does not constitute endorsement of these services or organizations. Instead, we will often recommend organizations that are personally known to us during a free initial consultation.
Accident Resources--Vehicle Accidents
Alabama Department of Public Safety—Includes many different divisions that can help you after your accident, including:
Driver License Division—here you can get the forms necessary for filing an accident report, get a copy of the crash report, file proof of insurance, even request many types of hearings related to your accident.
Highway Patrol—here you can find information relevant to the highway patrol, such as how to contact them during a highway emergency using your cell phone (*HP, available with most cell phone services), as well as traffic accident statistics from 1971-2007.
Alabama Department of Insurance—Can help you make decisions about insurance following your accident by giving representative rate quotes. You can also file a complaint in the event you are encountering bad faith insurance practices.
South Alabama Better Business Bureau—Can help you find reputable businesses for services you may need after your accident, including car repair for damage not covered by insurance.
Accident Resources—Personal Injury / Disability
If your vehicle accident resulted in you suffering some form of disability that makes it hard for you to find or maintain gainful employment, here are some Alabama organizations that help you live the fullest possible life after your accident:
Alabama Association for Persons in Supported Employment—part of a nationwide organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities obtain employment.
Alabama Connect—A website provided by the Alabama Department of Senior Services that is designed to help seniors and individuals with disabilities to find the services they need.
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services—A government department offering a continuum of services in the home, at school, or at work for persons with disabilities.
Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs—Helps eligible veterans to get the benefits they deserve.
Alabama Medicaid Agency—Pays medical and long-term care for many Alabamians, including those with disabilities who meet certain requirements.
Governor's Office on Disability—an agency dedicated to advocacy for the needs of individuals with disabilities. Includes many good links to more advocacy organizations as well as websites serving people with specific disabilities.
Impaired Drivers Trust Fund (IDTF) (pdf)—A payer of last resort to help those who have suffered as a result of a drunk driving accident.
Independent Living Center of Mobile—a not-for profit organization dedicated to improving opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Accident Resources—Brain Injury
If you suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident, these organizations may be able to help.
Alabama Head Injury Foundation—a private charity dedicated to education about brain injury and support services.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke—a division of the National Institutes of Health dedicated to reducing the burden of neurological disease, including traumatic brain injury.
Accident Resources—Spinal Injury
If you suffered spinal cord injury as a result of an accident, these organizations may be able to help.
Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure—a non-profit educational group dedicated to the prevention, care, and cure of spinal cord injuries. It includes many helpful resources on everything from medical resources and adaptive technology to disability rights law and how to enjoy a high quality of life after spinal injury.
Lakeshore Foundation—a non-profit organization that promotes independence for persons with physical disabilities, including spinal cord injury.
Accident Resources—Grief Counseling and Support
The Amelia Center—Grief counseling center in Birmingham that services clients statewide.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)—A nationwide advocacy coalition to stop drunk driving, MADD has many local chapters where victims can find support and their website has material dedicated to helping all persons affected by a drunk driving accident.
We have also developed personal contacts with many support organizations that do not have a website, and we can refer you to these resources during your free initial consultation.