Car Accident Lawyer Vancouver, WA

As the intersection of I-5 and I-205 and home to many who commute to Portland each day for work, Vancouver, WA, is a city where motorists face the risk of a serious car accident daily.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to negligence on the road, the attorneys of Cochran Douglas in Tacoma can help you collect compensation for medical bills, property damage, and more. Request your free consultation now:

You Have Three Years to File an Injury Claim

The thought of a motor vehicle accident injury might bring to mind days, weeks, or even months of idle time spent recovering. But when you find yourself in this position, it quickly becomes clear that the aftermath of a crash is actually a very busy time. Doctor's appointments, rehabilitation, dealing with your insurance company, coordinating car repairs, or finding a new car are just some of the time-consuming necessities victims must face. Fortunately, Washington grants three years from the date of a motor vehicle accident to file a car accident claim, but that doesn't mean you should make contacting a car accident lawyer your lowest priority.

As memories fade and you accumulate more documentation to keep and organize, it only becomes more difficult to assemble the evidence you will need in order to hold the other driver responsible. The sooner you reach out to our car accident lawyers for your free consultation, the sooner we can begin pursuing the compensation you need and deserve. 

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Our Firm Gets Results

$1.1 Million

Our car accident lawyers collected over $1 million for a passenger who was injured due to the driver being under the influence.


Cochran Douglas secured a six-figure settlement for a husband and wife injured in two separate car accidents.


After our client's auto insurance company wrongfully denied their benefits, the car accident attorneys of Cochran Douglas were able to negotiate a settlement.

"It was a chill and easy process."

In this car accident lawyer testimonial, Chance discusses how a 2017 crash left him severely injured. He chose to work with Cole Douglas, who helped him achieve a settlement that covered his medical bills and benefitted his family significantly. Chance says Cole was easy to talk to, and he recommends his help to others in difficult situations.

Why Car Accident Victims Turn to Us



Tacoma, WA


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Loren, Cole, and their entire office were of such great help during a difficult time in my life. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney

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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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Put Cochran Douglas In Your Corner

Loren Cochran and Cole Douglas are attorneys who take pride in advocating for people who are facing astronomical losses due to the negligence of others. They have helped many clients in Vancouver assert their rights when carelessness resulted in undeserved hardships. With their help, you can collect compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, emotional pain and suffering, and more.

To get started, request your free consultation today. Our attorneys will carefully review the details of your accident to determine if you have grounds for a car accident claim, then help you take the next steps toward pursuing the compensation you are rightfully owed. You can send us an electronic message or call our Tacoma law office directly:

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There were 2,382 car crashes in Vancouver in 2023, 16 of them fatal

If someone else's negligence caused you physical harm, property damage, or other significant losses, Cocharan Douglas is ready to help you collect what you are owed.

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Who Can Be Held Responsible?

Driving anywhere involves a multitude of risks. Vancouver is a city with unique characteristics that present opportunities for negligence to take a serious toll on those who use its roadways. It is bisected by I-5, a major shipping route and one of the state's deadliest roadways, and is a bedroom community from which thousands commute to work in Portland, Oregon, every day. There are a variety of parties who can cause injury to others in and around Vancouver when they fail to minimize the risk their vehicle poses to others. Some of the most common include:

Motorists In Local Traffic

Whether we are driving to work, taking our children to school, or out getting a couple of missing ingredients for tonight's dinner, there are countless opportunities to injure others when adjusting the radio, checking texts, or simply failing to follow the rules of the road. If another driver's negligence while performing everyday tasks has caused you physical injury, property damage, or other losses, our car accident attorneys can help you file a claim in pursuit of the compensation you deserve.

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Trucking Companies

Eighteen-wheelers make up a significant amount of traffic not only on I-5 but also on smaller thoroughfares within Vancouver. Due to their sheer size and weight, these trucks can cause devastating injuries when truck drivers, trucking companies, and even the manufacturers of truck parts fail to take maximum caution. If you or a loved one was injured by a semi-truck, our car accident lawyers can investigate your accident to determine exactly who is at fault. We can consult accident reconstruction specialists as well as trucking industry experts to help you collect restitution.

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Local Government

Your tax dollars are used to maintain infrastructure, including city and county roads. When the City of Vancouver or Clark County fail to maintain the roads under their jurisdiction, it can pose a serious danger to motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and others. In fact, an accident can appear to be the fault of a motorist when in fact a pothole, lack of signage, or other result of improper maintenance is to blame. Our firm has relationships with experts who can determine if a degraded or neglected road resulted in your injuries.

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As consumers, we have a right to expect that the products we buy are properly designed to pose an absolute minimum amount of danger to us and our loved ones. When any degree of negligence takes place in the design or manufacturing of car parts, the fallout can be deadly. Proving negligence in the case of a faulty car part causing injury takes expertise in this specialized industry. Our attorneys will not hesitate to involve experts who can help us demonstrate how negligence at any point in the supply chain contributed to your car accident.

"They went above and beyond."


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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Daron Buxton

Tacoma, WA


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This is a first-class law firm. They went above and beyond to settle my case, and greatly exceeded my expectations. They are genuine, kind, and compassionate. Cochran Douglas has an amazing staff that will keep you informed through the process and work to ease the anxiety surrounding your case. These are the people you want on your side!

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Even If You Share Responsibility You May Have a Case

If you have been involved in a car accident in or near Vancouver and you believe you may be partially at fault, you may still have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. That's because Washington is a pure comparative negligence state; in other words, you can collect compensation for the percentage of the damages attributed to the other driver's negligence. In fact, even if you are 99 percent at fault, you could still be eligible to collect compensation for one percent of the damages you suffered.

However, it is very important to remember that you should not assume you share fault, and should certainly avoid saying anything to the other party or their insurance adjusters that could be seen as an admission of fault. You may be mistaken in thinking you are partially responsible, and admitting fault could result in collecting far less than you are owed—or nothing at all. Talk to our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible, and leave all discussion of your accident to us.

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If a Car Accident Cost You A Loved One Our Attorneys Can File a Wrongful Death Claim on Your Behalf

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Driving is an immense responsibility because any degree of negligence can pose a deadly threat to others. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you have our sincere condolences. Nothing can make up for the loss of a loved one, but filing a wrongful death claim can give you access to the resources you and your family need in order to heal and move forward. 

Our car accident lawyers can help you collect compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, therapy for you and your family, wages your loved one would have earned, and the loss of companionship your loved one can no longer provide. Loren Cochran and Cole Douglas are compassionate advocates who can put their legal knowledge and track record of success to work in helping your family achieve the justice you deserve.

"Competent, compassionate, communicative." 


Julia Lee

Tacoma, WA


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I had a fantastic experience working with Cole and his whole team. Competent, compassionate, communicative. They took great care of me and handled my case better than I could have expected. Thank you!

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truc doan

Tacoma, WA


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I want to say thank you for the good service I was got. They really care, kind and do the best job for my case. They respond and support right away via email, phone all my questions. Finally my case is closed and I’m glad to get the good compensation that my attorney tried to get for me. Thank you so much Tiffany Wilke, Loren Douglas and Dawn Plaster. You all did very great job.

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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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