You might be surprised to learn that there are a variety of government agencies that impact personal injury matters. Consider the following:
· Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC reports directly to Congress and the President. It is an independent agency and is not related to any other agency in the federal government. The CPSC enacts and enforces regulations related to the safety of consumer products in order to prevent injuries caused by defective or dangerous products.
· National Safety Council (NSC). The NSC is a non-profit public service organization that promotes health and safety. Although it is not a government agency, it has significant impact in preventing deaths.
· National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This agency is part of the Executive Branch of the federal government. Its focus is to research traffic accidents and discover ways to reduce the number of wrecks in order to save lives and prevent injuries.
· Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This agency is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation and it governs the interstate commercial trucking industry.
· Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This federal agency is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It regulates food, tobacco products, medications, medical devices, cosmetics and veterinary products.
The above are just a few examples of government agencies that work to protect public health and safety. If you are injured by another party, one of these government agencies may have regulations in place that were also violated by that party.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident that was not your fault you have the right to receive compensation. The attorneys of Murphy & Garner, LLC, have over 32 years of experience serving accident victims in western Georgia and the surrounding area. We will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation at (866) 942-0552 or (678) 563-1584.