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Complete Yakima County, WA accident reports and news.

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

In Yakima 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 Yakima 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 Yakima 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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Comprehensive Mental Health

Since the 1970’s Comprehensive has been providing services to children, adults, and families throughout Eastern Washington. This private nonprofit organization offers a full range of behavioral health and substance use treatment services, with special programs for veterans, victims of crime, parent education, and employee assistance programs. More than 700 highly trained and qualified professional staff provide behavioral healthcare services to over 20,000 individuals each year.
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Yakima 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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Yakima County Superior Court

Yakima County Superior Court has 8 full time elected Judges as authorized by law. The Court has 3 full-time appointed court commissioners to handle additional workload at multiple court facilities. The Court Administrator’s Office handles judicial scheduling and assignments and the budget matters of the Court. The County Clerk’s Office is separate from Superior Court and handles court fines, and restitution, court records and data dissemination, and provides clerk staff for the Superior Court courtrooms.

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