Motorcycle Accident? Here Are Helpful Resources

by Nancy

These resources can provide information as you deal with the insurance and legal ramifications of a motorcycle accident or other cycle-related issue.

Insurance

Insurance Information Institute

Visit the Motorcycle Insurance section for information about shopping for information, coverage questions and claims filing.

The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is the leading independent source of objective information, insight, analysis and referral on insurance for a wide range of audiences, including consumers, insurance professionals, the media, government and regulatory organizations, educational institutions and students. The I.I.I. is an industry-supported organization, but does not lobby for insurance businesses; instead, its central function is to provide accurate and timely information on insurance subjects.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Click here for the motorcycle overview section.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes. It shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model. Both organizations are wholly supported by auto insurers and insurance associations.

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Use the Jurisdiction Map and related links to find resources and contact information for NAIC member insurance departments and the Consumer Resources for more information.

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.

Safety

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Click here to file a vehicle safety complaint.

NHTSA saves lives, prevents injuries and reduces economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. The site includes ratings, recalls and consumer safety information.

National Safety Council

Click here for motorcycle safety information.

The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Legal

LawHelp

LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights in areas related to housing, work, family, bankruptcy, disability, immigration and other topics.

LawHelp.org was developed and is maintained by Pro Bono Net in partnership with hundreds of nonprofit legal aid, pro bono, court-based programs and libraries across the country.

Nolo.com

Nolo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Internet Brands, is the integration of some of the Internet’s first legal sites, including Nolo.com, Divorcenet.com and AllLaw.com. These sites were combined with the ExpertHub technology platform in 2011 to form the Nolo Network.

Associations and Organizations

American Motorcyclist Association

Taking a trip? Unsure about the laws in your home state? Click on Rights for State Motorcycle Laws.

Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. As the world’s largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists’ interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion.

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety is an alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America’s roads safer.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation

The MSF is an internationally recognized not-for-profit foundation, supported by motorcycle manufacturers, that provides leadership to the motorcycle safety community through its expertise, tools, and partnerships.

Rescue Riders

The Rescue Riders is a volunteer organization that aims to help and provide bikers with the tools & training needed to provide emergency assistance in times of need. We accomplish our mission by we accomplish our mission by building relationships with professional emergency response organizations.

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