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Seattle – Washington State's largest city with world-famous traffic and the accidents to match

Metropolitan Seattle is not a huge city with a population of just more than 650,000, but since there is not a well-established mass-transit system in Seattle, most of the residents are drivers. This, of course, means that the traffic congestion is extraordinary, ranked #5 nationally, and that the number of collisions is equally high. Combined with Seattle's famous rainy weather, car accidents are an hourly occurrence. Similarly, Tacoma has a high percentage of daily commuters. Tacoma, with a population of just over 200,000 and located just 30 miles south of Seattle, has similar traffic issues. The major roadways in Seattle include Interstate 5, Interstate 405, Interstate 90, State Route 520, and State Route 99. The major roadways in Tacoma include I-5, I-705, SR 7, SR 16, SR 163, SR 167, and SR 509. To get up-to-date traffic information, please go to the Washington State Department of Transportation site. To find our current weather conditions, go to Weather.com.

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Seattle and Tacoma:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Seattle or Tacoma, go to the appropriate link above.

If you know someone who has been injured in a Seattle or Tacoma accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Harborview Medical Center - Seattle;

Swedish Hospital - Seattle;

University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle;

Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle;

Multi Care Tacoma General Hospital;

St. Joseph Medical Center - Tacoma.

Seattle and Tacoma grief support organizations

When a loved one is killed in a Seattle or Tacoma motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Seattle and Tacoma grief support organizations: The Healing Center; Grief support at Providence Health Services; Bereavement support at Swedish Medical Center; Other Seattle support groups and counselors; Tacoma and Pierce County grief support resources.

Seattle and Tacoma legal information for accident victims

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Seattle or Tacoma, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Seattle or Tacoma injury accident

After a serious crash in Seattle or Tacoma, it is crucial to get help from a Seattle personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Seattle wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Go here to learn more about how a good Seattle car accident attorney can help.

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Legal Resources

Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Thurston County District Court

Thurston County District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction which hears the following case types: criminal misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases, traffic and non traffic infractions, civil cases for damages of $75,000.00 or less, anti-harassment protection orders, and "Small claims" civil cases of $5,000.00 or less.
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Thurston County Superior Court

Thurston County Superior Court is a Court where all can safely and easily access the court, its programs and services, and have an opportunity to be heard. Through well-trained judicial officers and court staff, the Court uses innovative techniques and manages public resources responsibly. The Court seeks community input to ensure public confidence in the judiciary and to reflect the diverse community needs.
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Thurston County Coroner's Office

The difficult and complicated work of medicolegal death investigation is done with the intention of providing thoughtful and caring attention to the circumstances, time and causes of death to those who die within the jurisdiction of the Thurston County Coroner’s Office.
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Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney

The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will perform its constitutional and statutory duties by serving as a highly skilled and innovative legal team advocating for public safety, seeking justice in criminal cases for victims and those accused, representing the interests of children, and providing effective legal services to Thurston County government.
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Snohomish County Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for the: Development and maintenance of the transportation system, Disposal of solid waste generated within all of Snohomish County, Control and management of surface water quantity and quality.
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Snohomish County Legal Services

Snohomish County Legal Services is a free legal aid program serving Snohomish County Residents experiencing poverty. Our staff, pro-bono attorneys and volunteers provide information, advice and legal representation to ensure meaningful access to justice regardless of individual barriers and needs.

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