Complete Pierce County, WA accident reports and news.

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

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

Legal Resources

Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Pierce County Bar Association

The Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association website contains information for the 1200+ members of the Association, including the monthly bar news, calendar for the Bar, and continuing legal education seminars. You can find a host of helpful information about the volunteer legal services program, lawyer referral services, court system, and their organization.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Pierce County District Court

The mission of Pierce County District Court, as an independent and impartial branch of government, is to promote respect for law, society and individual rights; provide open, accessible and effective forums for dispute resolution; resolve legal matters in a just, efficient and timely manner and assure the dignified and fair treatment of all parties.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Pierce County Superior Court

Pierce 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.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Pierce County Medical Examiner

The Medical Examiner's Office operates by the authority of the laws of the State of Washington, for the purpose of making a determination of the cause and manner of death. The outcome of the work of the Medical Examiner is knowledge concerning deaths that are of forensic concern, which is knowledge needed to see that justice is done, public safety is improved, and public health is protected.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Pierce County Public Defender's Office

The Department of Assigned Counsel (DAC) is responsible for the delivery of mandated legal services to indigent persons accused of crimes in the Pierce County Superior Court; Pierce County District Courts; Municipal Courts in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Fircrest and Ruston; and Pierce County Juvenile Court delinquency proceedings.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney

The mission of the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's office is to vigorously protect the rights of the people of Pierce County and hold offenders accountable. They support crime victims and their families.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Pierce County Jail

The Pierce County Detention and Corrections Center is a medium / maximum custody facility that consists of two facilities, the new jail and the main jail, confining over 1,300 inmates.

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