Complete Clark County, WA accident reports and news.

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

In Clark 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 Clark 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 Clark 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 personal injury claim. Accident Data Center can connect you with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options. 

Legal Resources

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

Clark County The Victim Assistance Unit

Clark County The Victim Assistance Unit provides vital support and services to victims of crime in Clark County. Our advocates help crime victims work through the criminal justice system and ensure that they are are treated in accordance with Washington State Constitution and the Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights.

The Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program

The Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program provides free legal services to low-income people with civil (not criminal) issues in the State of Washington in Clark County courts.

Clark County Bar Association

If you are in need of an attorney at a reduced rate or are unsure of the type of attorney you need, contact the CCBA sponsored Lawyer Referral Service at 360.695.0599.

Clark 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.
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Clark County Superior Court

Clark County Superior Court is a general jurisdiction trial court with responsibility for civil matters involving more than $300, unlawful detainers, and injunctions; felony criminal cases; misdemeanor criminal cases not otherwise provided for by law; family law, including dissolutions, child support, adoptions, parentage, and domestic-violence protection matters; probate and guardianship matters; juvenile offender matters; juvenile dependencies, including abused and neglected children, children in need of services, at-risk youth, and truancies; mental illness and involuntary commitment matters.

Clark County Public Defender's Office

Clark County’s Indigent Defense Office provides the courts with attorneys to represent indigent persons in specific types of state and county cases -- primarily criminal, probation violation, juvenile offender, mental commitment and CHILD REPRESENTATION ONLY in dependency (abuse & neglect) cases. 

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney

Their mission is to serve the citizens of Clark County by providing the fair and impartial administration of justice by adhering to the highest ethical standards of the legal profession while discharging our responsibilities which include protecting the public by responsibly prosecuting violations of the law, assisting and advocating the rights of crime victims, and promoting professionalism within the criminal justice system. 

Clark County Jail

The Clark County Custody Branch mission is to promote and maintain public safety through effective correctional and reentry practices. 

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