Complete San Juan County, WA accident reports and news.

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

In San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan County personal injury lawyer 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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Legal Resources

Seattle-Tacoma, WA

San Juan County Public Works Department

The Public Works Department is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of all County roads in San Juan County. In addition to Roads, the Public Works Department maintains the County's buildings and grounds, and operates Solid Waste Transfer Stations on three islands. Our office is located at 915 Spring Street in the Town of Friday, very near the Friday Harbor Airport.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

San Juan 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.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

San Juan County Superior Court

The Superior Court's primary purpose is to decide cases fairly and impartially, based solely on applicable facts and law. In administering the court, our goals are to provide efficient and courteous service to all, to promote respect for the law, and to provide equal access to justice. For more information contact the Court Administrator's Office. Phone: (360) 378-2399.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

The San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

The San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has six major functions: it serves as the state's attorney in all adult and juvenile criminal cases in San Juan County; it provides victim services for victims of crime and their families; it is the County's law firm on civil issues and lawsuits; it assists the attorney general in family support cases; it is the County's coroner; and it participates in community affairs and improvement of the legal system.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

San Juan County Jail

San Juan County maintains a 72-hour holding facility in Friday Harbor. Commitments from the court system that exceed 48 hours are transferred to Island County Correctional Facility in Coupeville. Visiting inmates in Friday Harbor is limited to family members only, and only as staffing permits. All persons taken into custody on islands other San Juan are transferred to the Friday Harbor holding facility.

Washington State Department of Commerce - Crime Victim Resource Guide - San Juan 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.