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Complete Skagit County, WA accident reports and news.

Accidents in Skagit County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Skagit County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Skagit County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Skagit County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

When an accident is serious or fatal, it is crucial to find a Skagit County car accident lawyer

When a crash is serious or a death occurs, the next step is to find an experienced Skagit County personal injury attorney to start the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury or wrongful death claims are complicated and difficult to manage. Having an experienced Skagit County car accident lawyer on board is a great relief to injured people, or to the family left behind when an accident proves fatal.

Legal Resources

Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Community Action's Volunteer Lawyer Program

Sponsored by the Skagit County Bar Association, Community Action's Volunteer Lawyer Program offers free legal assistance to eligible low-income Skagit County residents. The program is staffed by an Attorney/Program Manager and a Legal Assistant. Each year, Skagit County attorneys donated about 1,500 volunteer hours to nearly 500 people for more than $260,000 worth of legal services. Services include pro se (self-representation) family law forms and instructions, weekly legal advice clinics, and pro bono representation. Program staff also assist Spanish-speaking individuals in preparing pro se family law forms.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Skagit County District Court

As a court of limited jurisdiction, the District Court is responsible for the following types of matters: civil litigation matters up to $75,000; small claims matters up to $5,000; nuisance violations; vehicle tow and impound hearings; anti-harassment orders; domestic violence protection orders; infractions (traffic, non-traffic and parking); misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor criminal cases; felony expedited cases; felony preliminary hearings; search warrants; and death inquests.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Skagit County Superior Court

Skagit County Superior Court is a general jurisdiction trial court with responsibility for civil matters involving more than $300, unlawful detainers, and injunctions; felony criminal cases; misdemeanor criminal cases not otherwise provided for by law; family law, including dissolutions, child support, adoptions, parentage, and domestic-violence protection matters; probate and guardianship matters; juvenile offender matters; juvenile dependencies, including abused and neglected children, children in need of services, at-risk youth, and truancies; mental illness and involuntary commitment matters.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Skagit County Coroner

The Coroner is an Elected Official with the responsibility for determining the Cause and Manner of Death of all persons who pass within the jurisdictional boundaries of Skagit County. The Coroner or his/her Deputies are required to adhere to the Revised Code of Washington (RCW Titles 36.24 & 68.50) for determining if a case is a jurisdictional death that would require a more thorough and in-depth investigation.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Skagit County Public Defender's Office

The Skagit County Public Defender's Office provides defense services for indigents charged with criminal offenses, juveniles charged with criminal offenses, at-risk juveniles, indigent parents in child dependency cases, and respondents in Mental Health Proceedings.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney

The Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney's Office provides assistance to the victims of crime, advises law enforcement agencies on legal and investigative matters, determines if criminal charges should be filed against a person, prosecutes criminal cases in District, Juvenile and Superior Court, and represents the State in all criminal appeals.

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