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Complete Jefferson County, WA accident reports and news.

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

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

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Jefferson County Department of Public Works

Public Works manages 399 miles of county roadway and a 7.3-mile multi-use path called the Larry Scott Memorial Trail. Duties include maintaining county roads, managing the public right-of-way, compiling and interpreting speed and crash data, planning for future road and active transportation improvements, designing and managing construction projects, and responding to road wash-outs and related emergencies.

Jefferson County District Court

District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction established by State statute.  District Court resolves and adjudicates infractions, criminal traffic and criminal non-traffic violations.  Preliminary hearings on felony matters are also heard in District Court.  It also processes small claims, civil actions, name changes and anti-harassment orders.

Jefferson County Superior Court

The Superior Court hears and decides controversies and handles related hearings and proceedings covering both civil matters and criminal felonies. Criminal felony cases are those cases where the defendant could be sentenced to a state penitentiary. Civil cases include those brought on equitable grounds; those involving title to or possession of real property; those testing the legality of any tax; those where the controversy amounts to $300 or more (Statute now authorizes the district Court to decide cases involving up to $35,000; Small Claims Court has jurisdiction up to 2,500. Most Superior Court civil cases involve $10,000 or more); probate matters; domestic relations; juvenile matters (both offender and dependency); mental and alcohol petitions; adoptions; and a variety of other proceedings.

Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

The Prosecutor’s Office represents the State of Washington is all felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor prosecutions which occur outside of municipal or federal jurisdiction, juvenile offender prosecutions, provides civil legal advice to all county offices and departments, and represents the interests of the State in enforcing child support obligations.

Jefferson County Jail information

The Jefferson County Jail provides for incarceration of persons pre-trial and post-trial. They also offer alternatives to jail incarceration. The programs offered are a work release program and a work crew program.

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