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Complete Lewis County, WA accident reports and news.

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

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

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Lewis County Public Works

Lewis County Public Works' primary responsibilities are the maintenance and construction of the county road network and the operation of the solid waste utility. The department has seven main divisions: Administration, Engineering Services, Traffic, Maintenance & Operations, Real Estate Services, Utilities, and Solid Waste.

Lewis County Bar Legal Aid

Lewis County Bar Legal Aid has been a client-centered non-profit organization serving Lewis County for over 25 years. Their mission is to provide local, accessible, client centered civil legal services to low income residents of Lewis County.

Lewis County District Court

Washington State district and municipal courts may consider civil and criminal matters related to misdemeanor criminal cases, traffic, non-traffic, and parking infractions, domestic violence protection orders, civil actions of $75,000 or less, and small claims up to $5,000.

Lewis County Superior Court

Lewis County Superior Court is a state trial court of general jurisdiction situated in Lewis County. This court has state-wide jurisdiction and hears major criminal matters (felonies), civil cases including cases involving real property, domestic relations matters, appeals from lower courts (Lewis County District and Municipal Courts), and appeals from state administrative agencies. Superior Court also has jurisdiction in adoption, probate and competency cases.

Lewis County Prosecutor

The Prosecuting Attorney is the chief legal officer for Lewis County. The primary mission of a Prosecuting Attorney is to enforce criminal laws and work for the victims of crime. This includes obtaining orders for restitution for the victim, informing the victim of court dates, and acting as an advocate for the victim at trial and sentencing. The Prosecuting Attorney also acts as legal counsel to the Lewis County Board of County Commissioners and county departments, assists in certain child support cases, and performs a number of other statutory duties.

Lewis County Jail

The stated mission for the staff of the Lewis County Jail is to support the feeling of community safety and security in Lewis County by consistently contributing toward a secure custody environment in a professional, ethical and competent manner.

Lewis County Public Records Requests

Open files may be reviewed by the public at the Clerk's Office on the 2nd floor of the Law & Justice Center. Photocopies of documents are available for $0.50 per page. Certified copies are available for $5.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page per document. Certified copies must include the entire document.

Lewis County Sheriff

Their Mission - Being a committed community partner, providing professional service to enhance the safety, security, and quality of life in Lewis County.

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