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Friday, May 17, 2013
How Long do I Have to Report an Accident to my Employer?
The best advice we can give to anyone who has suffered an injury while on-the-job is to report your injury as soon as possible, then speak with a personal injury lawyer. Speed is of the essence.
However, 30 days is often a useful guideline for workers’ compensation laws. Your state might give you more time, but there’s little to be gained from waiting longer.
Because Cochran Firm is a national firm, our personal injury lawyers are able to help injured workers throughout the country. Our attorneys will know the workers’ compensation laws in your states and help guide you through the process.
That’s why it’s so important to speak with a personal injury lawyer with experience in workplace accidents, even if you don’t intent to file suit and just want to deal with the workers’ compensation system.
We can help you navigate these complicated waters and make sure you meet all the deadlines.
If you’re looking for an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you after your workplace accident, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.
posted by Megan P at 9:25 AM
Friday, May 10, 2013
Car Accidents in Parking Lots
Many drivers are so intent on finding a spot in a crowded parking lot that basic safety concerns are forgotten. This can cause:
- Rear-end collisions
- Sudden, dangerous stops
- Front-to-side collisions
Our car accident lawyer can help you:
- Pursue a claim against the other driver
- Pursue a claim against the parking lot owner
- Deal with the insurance companies
If they fail to do so, perhaps because of inadequate lighting or some other issue, they can be held liable for an accident that occurs in their lot.
If you’re looking for an experienced car accident lawyer anywhere in the United States, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.
posted by Megan P at 9:22 AM
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Wrongful Death as a Result of Medical Malpractice
- The deceased’s lost earning potential
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
posted by Megan P at 3:22 PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
- Evaluating your claim at a free consultation
- Investigating the incident
- Using our extensive resources and access to experts to prove the defective nature of the product
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
posted by Megan P at 3:21 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013
Civil vs. Criminal Cases
- A criminal case concerns crimes against the state or society as a whole. A civil case is when one party commits an offense against another party.
- In a civil case, the person or group bringing the suit is called a plaintiff. In a criminal case, the government brings the suit and is known as the prosecutor.
- The victim does not bring the case to court in a criminal suit.
- In a criminal case, the burden of proof is “beyond a reasonable doubt.” In a civil case, the plaintiff merely needs to prove his case by “the preponderance of evidence,” which basically means that it’s more likely than not than the defendant is guilty.
- Most criminal cases are tried in front of a jury, while civil cases are often tried by a judge.
- Defendants in a civil case are not entitled to a court-provided attorney, while criminal defendants must be given a criminal defense lawyer.
posted by Megan P at 3:19 PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Nursing Home Abuse: Fractures and Falls
- Physical abuse by staff
- Poor supervision
- Improperly secured beds
- Staff allowing patients to wander without care
posted by Megan P at 3:17 PM
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Texting and Driving
posted by Megan P at 1:55 PM
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