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Complete Garfield County, WA accident reports and news.

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

In Garfield 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 Garfield 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 Garfield 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 help you by connecting you with our network of experienced injury lawyers who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.

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

Garfield County low-cost legal services and crime victim support

The Crime Victim Service Center is designed to offer services to crime victims and their non-offending family members, friends, secondary victims, and witnesses to crime. We are a network of advocates working with victims in Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin Counties, in Washington State.

Garfield 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.  
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Garfield County Superior Court

 Washington has 39 Superior Courts, one in each of Washington's 39 counties. Superior Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction in Washington. A Superior Court may consider all civil and criminal matters occurring within a county's boundary. The Superior Court also has exclusive jurisdiction over civil matters in which the amount in controversy is more than $75,000, felony cases, estate and probate matters, family law cases (including divorces and child custody hearings), and juvenile proceedings. They act as a court of appeal for cases from the District and Municipal Courts.  

Garfield County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

The Garfield County Prosecuting Attorney has major responsibilities as legal advisor, a prosecutor of criminal matters, a representative of the county in civil cases, as well as ex-officio coroner.

Garfield County Sheriff's Office

The mission of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is to protect and assist the people of Garfield County. Their dedicated law enforcement staff will maintain excellence in this endeavor and will continually improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities through personal development and training.

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