Sexual Assault Lawyer Puyallup, WA

You don't have to feel helpless or alone. Survivors of sexual assault can rely on Cochran Douglas for support while seeking damages against the perpetrator in a civil lawsuit.

Based in Tacoma, WA, our lawyers are ready to assist survivors in Puyallup and other nearby communities around South Puget Sound.

Helping Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse Our Lawyers Fight for the People of Pierce County

As victims' rights advocates, the team at Cochran Douglas has helped survivors of rape, sexual abuse and assault, and domestic violence against an intimate partner. We can help ensure perpetrators of any sex crime are held accountable throughout civil litigation. We can also hold businesses and third parties in Puyallup accountable if they failed to protect you or a loved one from being harmed.

Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault Claims

There is a three-year statute of limitations to file a claim for civil lawsuits involving sexual assault.

This deadline begins on the date that the sexual assault happened or was discovered. This also applies to sexual abuse cases before June 6, 2024. For sexual abuse cases after June 6, 2024, there is no statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit.

There is no criminal statute of limitations for sex crimes involving children. For criminal cases against individuals 16 years old or older, there is a 20-year statute of limitations.

Our Attorneys Are Ready to Listen to You Contact Our Sexual Assault Lawyers About What Happened

At Cochran Douglas, we hold attackers and abusers accountable for the harm they've caused their victims. We encourage survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse in Puyallup to contact our law firm for help.

Our legal team can assist you if you've faced escalating sexual harassment online or at the workplace or been the victim of domestic violence that involves sexual assault or spousal rape. While you pursue criminal charges, we can assist with a civil case for damages.

You are not alone if you've been sexually assaulted, abused, or exploited. We're here to help. Contact our Tacoma attorneys for a free case evaluation.

(253) 472-7777

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Why Survivors Trust Our Lawyers What Our Law Firm Can Offer You

Cochran Douglas stands with sexual assault survivors throughout South Puget Sound. There are many reasons people trust our lawyers after experiencing rape or sexual abuse and assault.

Discretion and Confidentiality

Privacy is crucial in cases of rape, sexual abuse, and assault. Our attorneys always show the utmost discretion when working on any cases that involve sexual violence or nonconsensual sexual contact. We strive to conceal the identities of all rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse victims to the best of our ability.

Free Initial Consultations

Some law offices charge a fee just to meet with an attorney. Not Cochran Douglas. Your first meeting with a lawyer is free of charge. You don't have to worry about the price of legal representation. Just discuss what happened with us. We're here to listen and offer our legal advice on what steps you can take next.

Contingency Fee Representation

Civil cases can take months or even years to resolve, which can be costly. At Cochran Douglas, you don't have to be concerned about paying a retainer or other expensive attorney fees. We work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we only get paid at the end of our work if we can successfully resolve your case. If you don't get paid, neither do we.

No Hidden Legal Fees

Some lawyers increase the cost of their services if a sexual assault case goes to trial. Our lawyers do not feel this is fair. The rate for our legal counsel and representation remains the same whether your case is settled out of court or goes to a civil trial.

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A Record of Victims' Rights Advocacy

The team at Cochran Douglas is committed to helping survivors of rape, sexual abuse, and assault. We've worked on many cases over the years, including a landmark sexual abuse case involving special needs students.

If you feel helpless or alone or like there's no one you can turn to, we're here to help.

This is part of our ongoing commitment to the entire Pierce County community. We want victims of sexual assault, child molestation, foster care abuse, and nonconsensual sexual contact to know that what happened isn't their fault. There are support groups and resources available as well as legal options.

Contact a Law Firm That Stands with Survivors Our Sexual Assault Lawyers Are Here to Help

The lawyers at Cochran Douglas are advocates for survivors and their families throughout South Puget Sound. We have helped clients in and around communities like Puyallup, Fife, and Edgewood file civil litigation for rape, sexual assault, and molestation. We do so with discretion to protect these individuals and their family members from media scrutiny and unwanted attention.

If you need to discuss what happened to you with a sexual assault attorney, contact our lawyers in Tacoma, WA. Our team is ready to listen.

(253) 472-7777

It's estimated that a person is sexually assaulted in America every 68 seconds.

Lawsuits Against
Schools, Businesses, and the State of Washington
Holding Entities Accountable for Failing to Protect Victims

While the perpetrators of sexual assault are responsible for their actions, other parties could be held liable for their failure to prevent a crime. If a person has a history of sexual harassment or stalking, businesses can refuse to hire that individual instead of risking the safety of their employees. Commercial property owners can ensure their premises are properly lit. City and state entities can investigate allegations of misconduct and deal with assailants accordingly.

The attorneys of Cochran Douglas are not afraid to take on businesses, school districts, or government entities when they fail the people of Puyallup.

Our team can identify past allegations of sexual harassment, disturbing criminal offenses that should have been red flags, and other warning signs of potential harm that should have been taken seriously.

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We Are Not Afraid to Hold the State Liable Claims Against School Districts and Government Agencies

Cochran Douglas has filed lawsuits against Washington state school districts that failed to protect students from predators as well as the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services. We will fight on behalf of all sexual assault and sexual abuse survivors to ensure liable parties are held accountable.

Compensation in Sexual Assault Cases Helping Survivors Heal and Move Forward

A settlement or jury verdict can help you with any past or ongoing medical needs and provide financial relief after a traumatic experience. Our sexual assault lawyers can determine expenses and other hardships you can seek compensation for.

Medical Bills

The compensation you receive from a civil lawsuit can help cover medical expenses following your attack. This also includes any long-term medical care and physical therapy as part of your ongoing recovery.

Counseling and Therapy

Compensation can also cover mental health counseling to help survivors process their trauma and address post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and intrusive thoughts.

Lost Wages and Future Earnings

It can take time to return to work following a traumatic life event. Legal damages can help cover a lapse in wages as well as long-term career or financial setbacks due to a prolonged absence from work.

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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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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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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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