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Complete King County, WA accident reports and news.

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

In King 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 King 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 King 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 King County personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about how a good King County accident attorney can help.

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Seattle Bike Blog

Seattle Bike Blog is pedal-powered news and opinion in Seattle, Washington. They describe themselves as independent journalists working to promote the use of bicycles as transportation.
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Seattle Transit Blog

Seattle Transit Blog is 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that covers transit news for the the greater Seattle area. The blog also focuses on density and the urban form, and other forms of alternative transportation like bicycling and walking.

Washington State Department of Commerce - Crime Victim Resource Guide - King 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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King County Crime Victims Assistance Program

It is the mission of the Victim Assistance Unit to provide thoughtful, nonjudgmental outreach and response to the needs of crime victims and witnesses and to ensure the protection of their rights and interests.To support their mission, they have the following goals: To follow statutory requirements so that the rights of victims and witnesses are known and observed; to ensure that all victims have an avenue for participation in their case and are accommodated and made comfortable to the fullest extent possible; and to provide notification to victims of options, case status, services, the restitution process and court practices.
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King 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; False alarm hearings; 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; Death inquests.

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