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Complete Skamania County, WA accident reports and news.

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

In Skamania 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 Skamania 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 Skamania 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

Portland, OR

Skamania County Public Works Department

The Public Works Department provides many services to the residents of Skamania County.  The department manages County Road, Equipment Rental and the Solid Waste Division’s. County Road is the largest of these departments.  Road maintenance is funded by gas and property taxes together with state and federal funding that allows for the maintenance and construction on your streets and bridges, provides for street lighting and signage to provide the user with the best possible transportation system. The Equipment Rental Division owns and maintains about 90% of the County’s vehicles on the road today.
Portland, OR

Skamania County District Court

District Court serves as the trial court for civil lawsuits involving amounts up to $75,000, criminal misdemeanors, traffic infractions and small claims. There is a high volume of cases filed in District Court every year.
Portland, OR

Skamania County Superior Court

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.
Portland, OR

Skamania County Coroner

The Prosecuting Attorney also acts as the County Coroner.  All attorneys in the office are both Deputy Prosecutors as well as Deputy Coroners.  In small counties, the Office of County Coroner is combined with the Prosecuting Attorney.  The Coroner is responsible for investigating and certifying the cause of death in those cases where death is sudden, unexpected or the result of an accident or unlawful means.  This work is accomplished by coordinating with the Sheriff, local doctors and medical staff, hospice workers, pathologists, regional medical examiners, investigators, family members and next of kin.
Portland, OR

Skamania County Jail

The Skamania County Jail is responsible for the housing and welfare of all subjects arrested within Skamania County.  They also contract with the Department of Corrections, as well as Battle Ground, Washougal and Camas Municipal Courts to house their inmates.
Portland, OR

Skamania County Sheriff

Skamania County Sheriff's Office accomplishes their mission by providing highly-trained dedicated professionals in the areas of patrol, investigations, corrections/jail, dispatch and selected other services which meet or exceed the expectations of residents and visitors to Skamania County, Washington.

Washington State Department of Commerce - Crime Victim Resource Guide - Skamania 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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