National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Safe driving tips and statistics. Information on vehicle recalls, proper maintenance, and driving equipment/technology.
Report Your Vehicle Crash online
The Alaska Department of Transportation provides forms to report your traffic accident and fill out a certificate of insurance. This online resource is important if a police officer either didn’t respond to your crash or referred you to these forms.
Drug and Product Safety
Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC is a government agency that enforces federal laws about consumer product safety. Their website explains all relevant regulations, lists product recalls, and contains consumer injury statistics. It also provides a number of safety handbooks, brochures, articles, and infographics on topics such as ATVs, carbon monoxide, cribs, residential fires, and more.
MedWatch provides safety information and a list of recalls for prescription drugs, medical devices, vaccines, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
This website includes lists for medical device recalls.
“Workers’ Compensation and You: Information for Injured Workers”
Really helpful guide that summarizes workers’ compensation laws and explains how to navigate your claim.
Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing Home Abuse Guide
Lots of recent news and information, including: nursing home requirements for each U.S. state, how to recognize nursing home abuse, understanding and treating common medical conditions.
Injury and Disability Resources
Alaska Disability Determination Services
This local government agency determines the eligibility of applicants for two disability programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Their homepage explains more about the agency’s role and the process of applying for disability programs.
Olmstead Rights website
List of Alaska-specific disability resources, advocacy organizations, and other services.
Brain Injury Association of America
BIAA is a national advocacy organization that strives to improve the quality of life for those with brain injuries and for their loved ones. Their site provides information on symptoms of concussion and other traumatic brain injuries, as well as articles and resources for people living with brain injury.
United Spinal Association: Spinal Cord Resource Center
The United Spinal Association site provides guidance, answers, resources, and peer support for those with spinal cord injuries and for their loved ones. They offer webinars, free online publications, and information about local resources and support groups.
Dictionary of medical terms with easy-to-understand, non-technical explanations. Alphabetical index explaining various medical conditions and medical procedures. Dozens of articles on healthy living, medications, illnesses, pet health, and so forth.
Medical information specifically geared toward consumers, with easy-to-understand content. The site is very easy to navigate, as information is organized by categories (symptoms, drug information, medical conditions, etc.). The site also provides a glossary of medical terms, self-assessment tools, a first-aid manual, images, graphs, and educational videos.
General Links and Legal Resources for Alaska Residents
Alaska Court System
Alaska State Troopers
Social Security website
Law.com Legal Dictionary
Search legal terms and definitions. Also, under “Practice Areas,” read a variety of articles covering legal news and analyses.
Legal Information Institute
Legal collections and resources, laws and statutes, legal encyclopedia. LII’s Legal Encyclopedia offers definitions and explanations of topics in financial law, personal injury law, employment law, and more. LII also provides online copies of State and Federal Laws, the U.S. Constitution, past Supreme Court cases, and other legal rules.