Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Spinal injuries require extensive long-term medical care and may cause permanent loss of sensation and control of the extremities.

If someone else's negligence caused your injuries, the spinal cord injury attorneys at Cochran Douglas can help you seek compensation.

Our law firm in Tacoma, WA, offers free consultations and charges no attorney fees unless we win.

Statute of Limitations Deadlines for a Lawsuit


Washington state has a three-year statute of limitations when it comes to a personal injury claim. The deadline begins on the date the injury was sustained. Once the three-year deadline passes, you will not be able to seek damages for a spinal injury in a personal injury lawsuit. It's crucial to get the legal process started as soon as possible.

You Need Cochran Douglas on Your Side Contact Our Law Firm for a Free Consultation

The law firm of Cochran Douglas stands with spinal cord injury survivors and their loved ones. We are ready to take major corporations to court and fight on your behalf. For a complimentary consultation, get in touch with our law office in Tacoma, WA.

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If you or a loved one has experienced a spinal cord injury, personal injury attorneys Loren Cochran and Cole Douglas in Tacoma can help. Call us or message us for a complimentary legal consultation.

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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 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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Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Injuries to the spinal cord can occur in countless scenarios. Our Tacoma spinal cord injury lawyers frequently help clients who have suffered spine injuries in circumstances involving:

Regardless of what caused the trauma to the spine, spinal cord injury victims can rely on the lawyers of Cochran Douglas for sound legal counsel.

Who Can Be Held Liable for My Spinal Cord Injury?


Determining liability in a spinal cord injury case isn't always cut and dry. In some car accidents, the at-fault driver may have been distracted and is responsible for your injuries. In medical malpractice cases, a surgeon's error may not necessarily mean they were liable for the harm caused. During your free initial consultation at our Tacoma personal injury attorney's office, we can review what happened and begin to determine who should be held liable.

What Legal Compensation Can Cover

Our spinal cord injury attorneys will help negotiate a fair settlement with insurance companies or take your case all the way to trial to secure compensation. The amount of money that spinal cord injury survivors receive can cover many crucial expenses, including:
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Medical Expenses

The cost of treating a spinal cord injury and any related medical monitoring can be astronomical. Compensation can cover spinal surgery and related medical treatments.

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Physical Rehabilitation

Following initial medical procedures, people with spinal cord injuries often have rigorous physical rehabilitation routines. Regular treatment is costly.

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Property Damage

If you sustained a spinal cord injury in an auto accident, the compensation you receive can help cover the cost of your damaged vehicle and any other property.

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Loss of Income

If an injury to your spinal cord has affected your ability to work, legal damages can help cover lost future earnings.


Home Renovations

Your home will need to be renovated given all the changes in your physical abilities. We can help you cover the costs of making your home fully accessible.

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Pain and Suffering

The emotional pain you experienced from the spinal injury can be addressed with damages that can pay for psychological counseling and other resources. Our spinal cord injury lawyers can help calculate an appropriate dollar amount.

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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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Alexander Orlov

Tacoma, WA


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I had the pleasure of working with Cochran Douglas Attorneys at Law, and I can confidently say that they exceeded my expectations in every way. The team at Cochran Douglas kept me informed at every stage, constantly responding to my inquiries and ensuring that I was up-to-date on the latest developments. This level of transparency and accessibility made me feel valued as a client. I highly recommend Cochran Douglas Attorneys at Law to anyone seeking legal representation. 

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Pure Comparative Negligence How Fault Is Determined in Washington

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Washington State follows a "pure comparative negligence" guideline when it comes to attributing fault and calculating damages in personal injury cases. This guideline means that the courts will consider the actions of both parties, and that you can still recover compensation even if you bear the majority of the fault for the accident.

To illustrate this principle, consider a driver who is merging lanes on the highway and is rear-ended by another driver, causing him to lose control of his vehicle and suffer a catastrophic injury. You may expect that the second driver would be 100% at fault, but if it is determined that the injured driver failed to use his turn signal, he may also be considered liable for the accident. This will not disqualify the injured driver from receiving compensation, but it will reduce the total compensation he could potentially receive.

Our personal injury lawyers in Tacoma are prepared to help clients seek maximum compensation for their injuries. 

Let Us Come to You Flexible Free Consultations as You Recover

Our injury attorneys understand how a spinal cord injury can immediately become the biggest stressor in your and your family's lives. The last thing we want to do is cause you any inconvenience as you focus on your physical, mental, and emotional recovery, so you do not have to travel to our personal injury law office in Tacoma, WA, if you cannot or do not want to. We are more than happy to come to you.

A Cochran Douglas injury attorney can meet you for an in-depth and completely free consultation at the hospital, a rehab facility, or your own home. As a highly responsive practice, we are no strangers to virtual communication, either—we can set up a consultation via Zoom so you can receive sound legal advice when and where it's easiest for you to do so.

Our clients truly matter to us, and we practice with compassion and dedication in every case. Please reach out to our Tacoma personal injury law firm with any questions or to arrange your free consultation:

(253) 472-7777


When Spinal Cord Injuries Prove Fatal
A Wrongful Death Claim Can Help Your Family Move Forward

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If you're seeking legal assistance because a loved one lost their life to a spinal cord injury, we offer you our sincere sympathy and condolences. Though nothing could ever replace the person you lost, filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party can afford you a sense of closure and relief that justice has been achieved.

You can receive compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit, just as you can through a personal injury lawsuit. Similarly, Washington's statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits is three years, the same as the statute of limitations for personal injury. This time can pass more quickly than you realize as you focus on rebuilding your life, so our attorneys urge you to secure wrongful death representation as soon as you are able if this is an avenue you're interested in pursuing.

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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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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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