New York Car Accident Resources and Statutes

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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New York Car Accident Resources:

New York Courts Court Help: Legal information and forms for the entire New York Courts system, designed for use by the general public and covering free and low-cost legal help, small claims, seniors, families and children, protection from abuse, traffic, and more.

New York Small Claims Court: Basic information about New York small claims courts, small claims procedures, and small claims forms.

New York Trial Courts: Contact information for all New York Superior Courts.

New York Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12228
1-800-CALL-DMV (800-225-5368)

New York Department of Transportation: The official site for the New York Department of Transportation. Includes traffic information, education, and information specific to regional offices.

New York Department of Insurance: The official site for the New York Department of Insurance. Includes helpful consumer information on auto, health, and life insurance, insurance fraud, and insurance for seniors and small businesses.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: The official site for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a division of the United States Department of Transportation.

Traffic Safety Facts: Alcohol-Related Fatalities in 2006 (NHTSA): Alcohol-related fatality statistics for the year 2006, compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Traffic Safety Facts: 2006 Overview (NHTSA): Traffic accident injury and fatality statistics for the year 2006, compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. New York Car Accident Statutes:

New York Statutes Online: Link to New York codes online.

New York Auto Accident and Personal Injury Laws: N.Y. Civil Practice Laws & Rules, Section 201 et seq. (Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury); NY Vehicle & Traffic Code, Section 312 (Insurance Requirements); Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated, Uniform Civil Court Act, Article 18, Sections 01-15 (Small Claims Limits).

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