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Complete Klickitat County, WA accident reports and news.

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

In Klickitat 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 Klickitat 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 Klickitat 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.

Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.

Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential personal injury claim. Accident Data Center can connect you with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options. 

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Legal Resources

Klickitat County District Court

District Courts have jurisdiction to hear violations of all misdemeanors or gross misdemeanors and violations of city ordinances. Crimes or violations committed within the county can result in fines of up to $5,000 and up to one year in jail. Examples include Assault- Domestic Violence, DUI, Driving While Suspended, and all Fish and Wildlife cases.

Klickitat County Prosecutor

In criminal matters, the Klickitat County Prosecutor represent the interests of the people of the State by ensuring that offenders within the county are timely charged with crimes that accurately reflect the offending conduct, and further, by taking all steps necessary to ensure that the conduct is appropriately punished. They prosecute cases in the Superior Court located in Goldendale, and the two District Courts located in Goldendale and White Salmon. They determine what charge to file, when and where to file it, how best to obtain a conviction, and they recommend a punishment if the offender is convicted. In their civil division, they act as the law firm representing the County and its agencies.

Klickitat County Public Records Requests

Klickitat County government is organized into separate departments and offices of independently elected officials and department heads. Each department and office is a "local agency" responsible for its own records under the definition found in RCW 42.176.220(1). There is no central office with access and responsibility to maintain and control all records. You can make any request you have for public records by writing to the specific office department head involved. The request should identify the particular record desired with enough specificity so it can be located. Individual county departments may have specific public record request forms available. Copies of the records shall be made at the costs indicated in KCC 1.36.40.

Washington State Department of Commerce - Crime Victim Resource Guide - Klickitat County

The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy Resource Guide can help you to locate a non-emergency victim service provider in Washington State. Each service provider offers a variety of services including: crisis intervention, advocacy, support groups, medical and mental health care, transitional housing, and emergency shelter. Additionally, some service providers may focus on domestic violence or sexual assault. You can search the directory using the county map to locate a service provider.  

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