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Complete Chelan County, WA accident reports and news.

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

In Chelan 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 Chelan 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 Chelan 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 claim. Accident Data Center can connect you with an experienced Chelan County personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about how a good Chelan County accident attorney can help.

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Legal Resources

Washington State Department of Commerce - Crime Victim Resource Guide - Chelan 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.  

The Chelan County Victim/Witness Unit

The Chelan County Victim/Witness Unit will notify victims and survivors of victims when felony charges are filed, and of trial and sentencing dates.

Chelan-Douglas Counties Bar Association

The Chelan-Douglas Counties Bar Association has approximately 200 members who participate in community service programs such as the walk for justice and other outreach programs. This organization also plays a significant role in the local judiciary by creating a poll where members rate the performances of local judges.

Chelan 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.
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Chelan County Superior Court

Chelan 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.

Chelan County Prosecuting Attorney

The Criminal Division of the Chelan County Prosecuting Attorney's Office prosecutes criminal actions (felony, gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor) referred by law enforcement for Chelan County and for the State of Washington in the Chelan County Superior Court, Juvenile Court, District Court, the Washington State Court of Appeals, and the Washington State Supreme Court. 

Chelan County Jail

The Chelan County Regional Justice Center is a 383-bed adult correctional facility, located in the city of Wenatchee that serves a population of over 94,000 people and encompasses a geographical area of over 5000 square miles.

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