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Government Liability

Government Liability
Northwest Government Liability Lawyers

Holding Government Agencies Accountable

When government agencies make mistakes, the results can be disastrous. Whether its unsafe roads, abuse in foster care or the failure to protect kids in schools, serious injuries, abuse, and death can occur when government employees and the agencies they work for are negligent.

In Washington, government agencies at all levels – city, county and state – have the same responsibility to be careful as a private person or a corporation. When government agencies fail to act reasonably, they are held accountable by paying damages for the harm they have caused.

But taking on the government is no easy task. Large governmental entities with seemingly endless resources can feel impossible to hold to answer for their mistakes. At Cochran Douglas, we have extensive experience at holding government accountable through our civil lawsuits. We have successfully fought for our clients harmed by the negligence by government agencies big and small.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of government negligence, please contact us. We have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients just like you.

Recent Government Liability Outcomes

Lester v. State of Washington

$60 million wrongful death group settlement with the State of Washington and timber company for deaths in the Oso landslide of 2014

Orn v. City of Tacoma et al.

$8 million serious injury settlement for the victim of excessive force by the Tacoma Police Department.

B.B. et al. v. State of Washington

$3.8 million sexual abuse settlement against the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services for failure to investigate

Loren Cochran and Cole Douglas

“Loren and Cole both demonstrate the utmost professionalism and sincerity. They are both very knowledgeable and hardworking. I would not hesitate to work with them again in the future and would strongly encourage anyone seeking legal counsel to contact them.”

Erik F.
Tacoma, WA
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