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Wrongful Death Lawyer

Losing a loved one due to an accident, negligence, or malpractice can be emotionally and financially devastating.

While nothing can make up for your loss, our wrongful death lawyers can help you achieve the justice and closure needed to move forward. 

The attorneys at Cochran Douglas in Tacoma, WA, can seek just compensation for wrongful death, starting with a free consultation.

What Makes A Wrongful Death Case?

Wrongful death cases involve fatal injuries caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of another party. Wrongful death can stem from car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, slip and fall injuries, and other circumstances. Wrongful death applies whether a victim is killed instantly or struggles with the effects of their injuries for long periods before their death.

Washington Gives You Just Three Years To File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Unfortunately, when it comes to wrongful death lawsuits, you only have a certain amount of time to file. In the State of Washington, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is three years from the date of your loved one's passing. We understand that finding a lawyer while grieving and dealing with financial losses can be incredibly stressful, so we offer free, no-obligation consultations to help alleviate your burden

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Why We Take Cases On Contingency


For many families, the idea of hiring a wrongful death lawyer can seem financially impossible thanks to piling bills. However, we work on a contingency basis. You won't owe us anything unless we win your case, which means you won't lose a penny in the pursuit of just compensation.

Trust Your Family's Future To Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys

Monetary compensation cannot replace your loved one, but it can give your family the financial foundation to rebuild. If you have suffered the death of a family member due to negligence, reach out to Cochran Douglas to meet with an experienced wrongful death attorney.

Cochran Douglas offers compassionate legal services for families that have lost a loved one when another party is liable. LorenCole, and Tiffany offer free consultations and accept cases on a contingency basis. You never need to worry about up-front attorney fees.

After losing a family member due to harm or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Tacoma, WA, office about your wrongful death lawsuit or call:

(253) 472-7777

Loren Cochran and Cole Douglas
At Cochran Douglas, we pursue justice for wrongful death claims, never forgetting about the real people behind them.

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Tacoma Clients Appreciate Our Compassionate Lawyers


Sombo Gantt


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My family and I are truly grateful for the hard work this team put in for my case. We highly recommend Cole and his entire team for your case. Ella's and Erin professionalism is beyond top-notch. You won't regret choosing them for your case. Thank you guys

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Erik Freeberg


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Loren and Cole both demonstrate the upmost 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 council to contact them.

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The Level of Passion and Precision You'll Find at Our Law Firm

We see clients during the hardest times of their lives. By handling your wrongful death lawsuit for you, we can fight for the resources your family needs to make it through. When you contact our Tacoma law firm, here is what you can expect if we take your wrongful death case.

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Our Client-First Perspective Explained by Attorney Loren Cochran

"For us, the core value is to really listen to what each client story is. Everybody has a story that needs to be told... People are coming to us where they're truly harmed. They've gone through something traumatic, and more than anything, they need their voice to be heard... We're there to try and rectify whatever went wrong. We're going to give them a voice and then try and make it better." Loren Cochran
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The Cochran Douglas Approach

We Are Compassionate Towards Grieving Families

With over 35 years of combined experience, the personal injury attorneys at Cochran Douglas understand the needs of wrongful death victims.

We'll listen to what you have to say and never lose sight of what's right for you during the process. We have a proven track record of wrongful death claim successes and have helped many Washington families rebuild their lives in the aftermath of tragic losses.

While we go to work pursuing the compensation you deserve, you can focus on healing and rebuilding in peace.

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We Gather Extensive Evidence In the Fight for Justice

As your wrongful death attorneys, we will fight aggressively for you. We gather and preserve relevant evidence, call upon experts for accident reconstruction, and secure vital witness statements. The earlier we get started, the better.

It is also best to speak to us before giving statements to insurance adjusters. Their main concern is their company’s bottom line, not your family's well-being. 

Cochran Douglas handles insurance claims adjusters so you don’t have to. We will not let you be victimized a second time. 

We Carefully Determine Damages For Meaningful Outcomes

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Our Tacoma attorneys can fight to ensure you receive the largest wrongful death claim settlement possible to help ease your financial and emotional burdens.

We hire experts to assist in determining the impact of traumatic loss on family members. We also carefully substantiate the extent of damages and ensure the court is aware of all the struggles you face.

Cochran Douglas has won multi-million dollar settlements for clients in the past and will work tirelessly to do the same for you.

We Fight Against Bad Faith Insurance To Secure Just Compensation

Our Tacoma attorneys frequently fight directly against insurance companies that act in bad faith. These cases are instigated when a company doesn't abide by their contract, which can have disastrous financial consequences for those affected.

Some acts of bad faith insurance include choosing to unjustly refuse coverage or deciding not to investigate after a claim has been made.

Because we have experience dealing with their tactics directly, we can use this knowledge to your advantage, making your wrongful death claim stronger and more cohesive. Contact us to learn about how we leverage our experience for your case.

Our Attorneys Guide Clients Through the Toughest of Times


Melvin Martinez


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You've done your google search and now reading this review. Save some time and look no further. Call the number above and get in contact with the greatest team of professionals you can have by your side. Integrity, communication, professionalism, and helpfulness are a few of the many great attributes this firm is equipped with. Ella's work ethic and professionalism are top-notch. She will go above and beyond to keep you up to date on any information related to your case while Loren works his magic. Make your traumatic experience less painful by working with Cochran Douglas Attorneys at Law and their team.

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Cindy Sok


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They have been with us through everything for the past 2 1/2 years. Easy to get a hold of and great communication every step of the way.

Very professional and attentive to get us through the process. Worked very hard to get all paperwork ready and needed.

Did a thorough job with everything.

Recommend this law firm for anyone in need of a trustworthy representative.

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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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