Car Accident Lawyers Lakewood, WA

If you were injured in an auto accident, you may be facing steep medical bills and a long road to recovery. You need a car accident lawyer on your side.

The car accident attorneys of Cochran Douglas can help crash victims in Lakewood, WA, negotiate with insurance companies and seek damages in court.

Motor Vehicle Accidents in and Around Lakewood

According to crash data from the Washington State Department of Transportation, there were 1,303 car accidents in Lakewood in 2023. Unsurprisingly, many of these accidents occurred on or around Interstate 5 (I-5) and State Route 512 (SR 512).

While the vast majority of crashes resulted in no injuries and some property damage, there were 20 serious collisions and 5 fatal accidents.

It's Always a Good Idea to Consult a Car Accident Lawyer About a Collision

Anyone injured in or significantly affected by a crash in the Lakewood area should speak with a car accident attorney to discuss legal options. Qualified injury lawyers can determine whether it's best to file a lawsuit to address the economic and non-economic impact of the accident on your life.

Did You Get Hurt in a Car Crash? Here's What to Do and Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

After ensuring your safety and calling authorities, get in touch with the lawyers at Cochran Douglas. We have helped clients in Lakewood and other Pierce County communities negotiate better settlements and win damages through personal injury litigation.

Car Accident Lawsuit
Statute of Limitations
The Deadline to File a Claim


In the state of Washington, you have three years from the date of an auto collision to file a car accident claim. This applies to both injury crashes and fatal car accidents. If more than three years have passed since your accident, you will not be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Speak with a Car Accident
Lawyer About Your Case
Set Up a Free Case Evaluation with Cochran Douglas

Even though you have three years to file a legal claim, it's best to speak with our car accident lawyers about your crash as soon as possible. This will allow us to provide a free case evaluation and let you know if you have a car accident case worth pursuing.

At Cochran Douglas, you don't pay our attorneys anything upfront. We only get paid in the end if we successfully resolve your case. This allows accident survivors to focus on medical bills and recovery. In the case of fatal crashes, the money saved from ongoing legal payments can go toward grief counseling, savings, and daily necessities.

We're ready to listen. To set up a free consultation, contact our personal injury law firm in Tacoma, WA.

(253) 472-7777

Attorneys Cole Douglas and Loren Cochran

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Savannah Lauritzen

Tacoma, WA


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I can't recommend Cochran Douglas enough. They assisted me in a car accident settlement and I'm so grateful to have found them. They were incredibly on top of my case and they helped me reach a larger settlement than anticipated. Everyone was so kind, helpful, and professional ❤ eternally appreciative of their efforts.

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robert lake

Tacoma, WA


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i would like to thank the Cochran Douglas firm Cole and Loren for there excellent work settling my case it took some time but they were able to get me 4 times the amount plus some that was being offered the team kept me informed through the whole process i felt they had my back and that meant a lot to me thanks again Robert

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A Car Accident Client Shares Her Story How We Helped Kathy with Her Rear-End Collision Claim

Our personal injury attorneys are here to help people just like Kathy. You can count on Cochran Douglas if you feel overwhelmed communicating with the insurance company or simply want to focus on recovering from your injuries. You do not have to pay our legal team unless we can secure compensation for your injury claim.

What Sets Cochran Douglas Apart Reasons Why Car Accident Victims Choose Our Law Firm

Our law office in Tacoma, WA, is proud to help people all over South Puget Sound. We're always ready to help those in need. We understand how much good legal representation costs, which is why our law firm eases the financial burden on accident victims and their households.

Free Legal Consultations

Your initial consultation with our lawyers is free of charge. Complimentary case reviews allow people in Lakewood and other Pierce County communities to come forward with their stories and learn about potential legal options. It will cost you nothing to tell us what happened and get an honest opinion about your legal options from a car accident lawyer.

Contingency Fee Representation

If you hire our attorneys to work on your case, you will not have to pay a retainer or any hourly legal fees. Cochran Douglas clients only pay our law office if we can negotiate a good settlement or win a jury verdict and award in court. If we don't win your case, we don't get paid.

No Additional Fees If Your Case Goes to Trial

Some law firms tack on additional charges if a car accident case can't be settled and goes to trial. There are no hidden fees or upcharges with Cochran Douglas. We won't financially penalize clients if their car accident lawsuit deserves to go to court.

Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers Discuss Your Case with Attorneys Who Want to Hear from You

If you were in a car crash in or around Lakewood, our attorneys can help. We have worked on many personal injury cases involving car accidents and will fight for your best interests. Cochran Douglas can handle communication with the insurance company, negotiate a better settlement offer, and take your case to trial if warranted.

Remember: clients pay our law firm nothing unless we win.

Get honest insight about your car crash case and what steps to take next. To set up a complimentary, no-obligation case review, contact our personal injury lawyers in Tacoma, WA.

(253) 472-7777

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Another Client Shares His Story Our Lawyers Make Sure You Feel Heard

"I was injured in an accident in May of 2022. Life hit me a little hard. After I started seeking treatment, I assumed the pain would get substantially better. It only got worse after I tried to go back to work. The insurance company, of course, didn’t want to pay for my medical bills. Then they claimed that I didn’t need further medical care.

"Cochran Douglas, at every step of the way, pushed to get me seen. Pushed to help me heal... They always HEARD me. Normally, the lawyers don’t actually hear you...

"If something happened to you and you want someone with the knowledge of where you can go--and the knowledge of how to best get you help--these guys will guide you. With their hearts."
Anthony Ballenger
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Negligence and Recklessness by Other Drivers

Reckless driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents. This covers all kinds of irresponsible actions behind the wheel, including speeding, running stop signs, refusing to signal or yield, and weaving in and out of traffic.

In addition to reckless driving, crashes could be caused by drunk driving and road rage incidents. These negligent drivers put countless other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians at risk.

Our injury attorneys can hold irresponsible drivers accountable for their choices and actions. We can fight for compensation to address any crash-related or injury-related losses you've experienced from a collision.

Poor Roadwork and Dangerous Driving Conditions

In the long run, road improvement projects should improve safety and the driving experience for motorists in Lakewood, Parkland, Tacoma, and other nearby communities. Unfortunately, these repair jobs can lead to dangerous road conditions due to lane closures, detours, and the presence of large trucks and construction machinery.

There's also the matter of streets still in need of maintenance that could pose hazards to motorists. Damaged roads, blocked or missing road signs, and even poor lighting at night could all contribute to a serious car crash.

In addition to taking on reckless drivers, the car accident lawyers at Cochran Douglas can hold the local municipality accountable for negligence if road conditions played a role in a car accident injury case.

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We Will Guide You Through Your Car Accident Claim Client-Focused Legal Representation for Lakewood, Tacoma, and Other Washington Communities


Richard Saleen

Tacoma, WA


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I was very satisfied with the high level service from the Cochran and Douglas team. They helped take a bed situation, and found the silver lining. I highly recommend them, they are very helpful and and professional.

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andrea fuller

Tacoma, WA


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I was lucky enough to be referred to Cochran Douglas Lehman, after an accident in August 2021. My claim was just settled and I’ve already received my settlement check. I’m so grateful to Erin, she was brilliant. Kept me updated on my case and checked on me throughout it. If you’re in need of legal help, this is the best firm in and around Tacoma.

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Our personal injury attorneys have collected numerous honors and belong to noted professional organizations, ensuring they stay current with the ever-changing legal landscape. Among our honors and professional affiliations:

  • WSAJ: Washington State Association for Justice
  • WSBA: Washington State Bar Association
  • KCBA: King County Bar Association
  • TPCBA: Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Request a free consultation with our practice by contacting us online or by calling (253) 472-7777. We can meet at a location and time convenient for you, including nights and weekends.


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