Claim for Damages
Filing Claims for Damages
The Pierce County Claim for Damages Form must be presented to the Department of Risk Management within the applicable period of limitations within which an action must be commenced.
Type or print clearly in ink and sign the Pierce County Claim for Damages Form. The Pierce County Claim for Damages Form must be signed by one of the following:
- A court-approved guardian or guardian ad litem on behalf of the claimant attorney admitted to practice in Washington State on the claimant’s behalf
- Attorney in fact for the claimant
- Person holding a written power of attorney from the claimant
Personal Injury Claims
If you are presenting a personal injury claim, complete, sign and include the medical release form.
Presenting Your Claim
The claim forms must be presented with an original signature and cannot be submitted electronically, such as via email or fax.
Mail or deliver the original claim to:
Department of Risk Management
955 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402
- Can I arrange to meet with the claims investigator assigned to my claim?
- Do I have to submit a Claim for Damages form to make a claim?
- How do I file a claim against Pierce County?
- How long will the investigation take?
- I filled out a report when I was involved in an incident / accident. Do I still need to file a claim form?
- I need a rental vehicle because my vehicle is badly damaged or unsafe to drive. How can I get a rental vehicle?
- I was injured on County property or by a County vehicle, who is going to pay my medical expenses?
- If I have damage to my vehicle or property, do I need to submit more than one repair estimate?
- Should I contact my own insurance company regarding this incident?
- Should I obtain estimates for the damage to my property or automobile?
- When will a claims investigator contact me?