Foster Care Abuse Lawyer Puyallup, WA

If you've experienced abuse in Washington's foster care system, the lawyers of Cochran Douglas can help you seek restitution.

Our attorneys work with foster care abuse survivors in Puyallup, Tacoma, WA, and other communities in South Puget Sound to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions.

Are You Currently Experiencing Abuse? Take These Steps Now to Keep Yourself Safe

If you or someone you know is the victim of foster care abuse, please take the following steps to ensure your safety and well-being.

After alerting authorities and getting support from local organizations, you can contact our Tacoma law office to discuss what has happened. Discussions with our team are confidential, and legal consultations are free of charge.

Notify Puyallup Law Enforcement

Call 911 to report the mistreatment to Puyallup law enforcement. You can also reach Puyallup Police directly by calling (253) 841-5415.

Report Abuse in Foster Care

Report the incidents of child abuse to the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, which can be reached online or by phone at (888) 713-6115.

Contact Child Advocacy Groups

Seek support services from the Children’s Advocacy Center of Pierce County.

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Legal Aid for Foster Children Who've Endured Mistreatment

Cochran Douglas can help you hold abusive and neglectful foster parents accountable. We can even hold Washington organizations liable for failed investigations, poor screening processes, and other forms of negligence. Whether you reside in Puyallup or another South Puget Sound community, our lawyers in Tacoma are dedicated victims' rights advocates who will be on your side.

Statutes of Limitations You May Have a Deadline to File a Legal Claim

Filing Criminal Charges

There is no statute of limitations on criminal prosecution of sexual abuse in a foster home involving a child younger than 16. The criminal statute of limitations for other forms of abuse vary based on the offense.

Filing a Civil Claim

There is no statute of limitations for civil actions involving child sexual abuse committed after June 6, 2024. The deadline to file other civil claims varies depending on the nature of the foster care neglect or abuse.

Our Lawyers Are Ready to Listen Set Up a Free and Confidential Case Evaluation

If you've experienced sexual abuse, neglect, or physical violence while in foster care, we encourage you to speak with a attorney about taking legal action. In addition to any criminal charges the perpetrator faces, you can seek legal compensation for the many hardships you were forced to endure.

At Cochran Douglas, you do not have to pay any fees for a consultation or our legal services. Our lawyers only get paid if we can win your case.

To set up a free case review with our team, contact our law firm in Tacoma, WA.

(253) 472-7777

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What Our Legal Team Can Offer You Why We Are Trusted Victims' Rights Advocates

There are numerous reasons why abuse survivors in Puyallup, Tacoma, Olympia, Federal Way, and other South Puget Sound communities come to our personal injury law office for help, including:

Free Legal Consultations

At Cochran Douglas, your consultation with our lawyers is completely free. During this free, no-obligation consultation, we will listen to your story and help you figure out if you have a case and what steps to take next. This ability to speak with an attorney without a fee is helpful for many foster children who do not feel heard.

Confidentiality and Privacy

Our attorneys understand that keeping matters private is essential for maintaining your safety and avoiding unwanted attention. Your consultation and all correspondence with us will be completely confidential. We will take great care to make sure your identity or details about your personal life are not made public.

A Record of Dedicated Advocacy

The lawyers at Cochran Douglas have spent years helping survivors of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. It does not matter if that abuse and neglect occurred in a foster home, at a school, or in another setting. Our attorneys are vigilant advocates for abuse survivors seeking damages from the perpetrators of abuse.

Contingency Fee Representation

Cochran Douglas offers contingency fee representation, meaning that clients do not pay a retainer or hourly attorneys fees for our services. Instead, our lawyers only get paid if we can successfully settle your case or win a favorable verdict in court. If we can't successfully resolve your case, you don't have to pay us anything.

Cochran Douglas Is On Your Side We Can Help Make Your Voice Heard

If you were mistreated in a foster home or abused while in foster care, you can trust the lawyers at our personal injury law firm. We have assisted many abuse survivors in this part of Washington, giving them control over how they want their case resolved and offering our insight as needed. We are here to help you understand how state civil laws can work for you.

Set Up a Free Case Evaluation with Our Team Contact Our Attorneys to Review Your Legal Options

At Cochran Douglas, our lawyers understand the long-lasting effects of abuse and mistreatment. We've worked with abused children and adults who are only now coming to terms with what they experienced growing up while in foster care.

It doesn't matter if you're from Puyallup, Sumner, South Hill, or any of the neighboring communities in South Puget Sound. Our attorneys are ready to listen to you and offer our support in any way we can.

To set up a free case evaluation and to be heard, contact our Tacoma law office today.

(253) 472-7777

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"Cochran Douglas has changed my life. They have done an amazing job at representing me. Throughout the entire process they were supportive and responsive. I always knew what was happening and what to expect. If you are looking for a law firm that is trustworthy and will stand up for you legally don’t hesitate to choose Cochran Douglas." Myron

The Long-Term Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect

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If you were the victim of repeated violence while growing up in foster care, the effects of that trauma can last well into your adult life. Many survivors of child abuse and sexual abuse experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as difficulties with self-esteem and self-worth. The trauma from an abusive upbringing can also contribute to substance abuse issues and possible addiction.

Filing a civil lawsuit against your abuser allows you to take back some control in your life. Legal damages or settlement money can be used to pay for medical treatment, psychological counseling, and assistance with overcoming addiction.

While our lawyers can't undo the past, we can give you the legal support to ensure a better future for you and the people you love.

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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

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