Yes, if you rent the place where you live in Washington state. In some situations where you left your home without a court order telling you to move out, you can get damages because your landlord's actions were unlawful. A new state law says a landlord can be responsible (liable) for harm they caused you if they evict or lock or force you out illegally. A court could order the landlord to pay you for any losses or expenses caused by the wrongful eviction, or for up to three months' rent plus court costs.
*The harm from wrongful eviction could be serious. People who are evicted can face homelessness, loss of property, emotional distress, anxiety, and poor health outcomes.
This new law recognizes that people who are wrongfully told to leave their homes have emotional distress, or pain and suffering, and should be compensated when their landlord illegally evicts them. If you paid rent for a house, apartment, or room, you are probably covered by the Residential Landlord Tenant Act and can take advantage of this law.