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Seattle-Tacoma, WA - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

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

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Snohomish County Bar Association

The purpose of the Snohomish County Bar Association is to: provide a means of exchange of information of interest to its members; provide substantive legal education through speakers, CLE courses, and other programs; provide social opportunities for members to interact with each other and with new members of the local Snohomish County Bar; promote professionalism, service to the public, including pro bono representation, and furtherance of bench-bar relations; and performs all other activities that enhance the practice of law in Snohomish County.
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Snohomish County District Court

District Court resolves and adjudicates infractions, criminal traffic, and criminal non-traffic violations. It also processes small claims, civil actions, name changes, anti-harassment orders, and domestic violence protection orders. Please be advised that District Court does not respond to inquiries via email. For District Court information, please contact the automated information line at 425-388-3331.
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Snohomish County Superior Court

The Mission of the Snohomish County Superior Court is to actively manage the business of the court as to provide for fair, prompt, and efficient resolution of disputes; to provide due process and individual justice in each case; and to maintain independence and parity as an equal branch of government.
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Snohomish County Medical Examiner

The primary purpose of the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office is to determine the cause and manner of death which are of concern to the public's health, safety, and welfare. The Medical Examiner is a physician and forensic pathologist who is authorized by state statute to investigate sudden, unexpected, violent, suspicious, or unnatural deaths of persons who die within the geographical boundaries of Snohomish County.
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Snohomish County Office of Public Defense

The Snohomish County Office of Public Defense (OPD) is responsible for the administration of the assigned counsel program that provides legal defense services for indigent persons in those criminal and civil cases in which a jail sentence is a potential sanction. It is also responsible for administration of a system for providing the court with information pertaining to the setting of bail and release of offenders pending trial.
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Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney

The Prosecuting Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting all adult and juvenile felony cases referred by county law enforcement agencies, and all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases referred by the county sheriff, the State Patrol, all state agencies, and some cities who have contracted with the county for misdemeanor prosecution services.
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Snohomish County Jail

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) provides referral information for families who have a family member in jail or prison. Information on how to receive assistance from DSHS and other agencies is contained on the DSHS website and also provided in the DSHS publication "Beyond the Walls: A Guide to Services for Families Affected by Incarceration." You can find your court date by going to the Washington Courts website. This site will let you find court dates to any district or municipal court in the state (except Seattle Municipal) as well as Snohomish County Superior Court. You can also confirm trials and motions in Snohomish County Superior Court through their website.

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