A: You can absolutely seek damages in Washington. Washington is a strict liability state. The entire case hinges on whether that person has renter's or homeowner's insurance. There may be a speedbump because it was you and not your GF who made the delivery, but your attorney (and you should call one to maximize your recovery) should be able to iron that out.
A: I'm sorry this happened to your children. I know it was not intentional, but that is no comfort in cases like these.
In a case involving burns to your kids' bodies, you should definitely consult with a lawyer. If a government agency is willingly negotiating with you, it's a sign they think you've underestimated the claim.
Either way, you do not yet know the extent of the harm thrust upon your children. Scars can be immensely damaging to kids' mental health. Some scars can be minimized by plastic surgeons. Some scars can cause actual loss of function.
All of these have to be pursued before resolving a claim. You want a lawyer to quarterback that case to make sure
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