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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The General Motors Recall

By now you've probably heard quite a bit about General Motors and its recall of more than 2.5 million vehicles for ignition switch malfunctions that can cause the vehicles to suddenly stop in the middle of a drive. GM's CEO testified before Congress at contentious, televised hearings, and the comedy program Saturday Night Live skewered her performance at those hearings.

At The Cochran Firm, our defective product attorneys are primarily concerned with the human costs of GM's errors. GM has connected at least 13 deaths to the ignition switch malfunctions, which can disable the vehicle's airbags in a crash. And the number of innocent victims killed by this malfunction might be even higher.

Further, investigators are continuing to look into the question of what GM knew and when they knew it. Sadly, history has made clear that large companies rarely move with impressive speed upon hearing of defective products.

If you have one of the affected vehicles (a Chevy Cobalt or HHR, a Pontiac G5 or Solstice or a Saturn Ion or Sky), you should remove everything from your keyring save your key. Then, contact the nearest GM dealer about a replacement part, which they will install for free once they receive the proper parts.
Our defective product attorneys will monitor the situation and evaluate questions of liability arising from this tragic situation. For more information, you can visit GM's ignition recall site.


If you've been hurt by a defective or poorly designed product, our defective product attorneys will listen to your story. Please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation. 

posted by Admin at 11:45 AM

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sharing the Road With Pedestrians

Walking is a pastime enjoyed by millions of Americans. And if you're one of these Americans, you have a right to walk safely along the nation's roadways. The Cochran Firm's auto accident lawyers believe strongly that vehicle drivers have a legal obligation to share the road with pedestrians.

Unfortunately, the number of pedestrian injuries we see makes clear that too many drivers fail to take this responsibility seriously. We can help if you've been struck by a car while walking or biking in a safe, legal fashion.

When you cross the street at an intersection with the light in your favor, you have a right to expect you can do so safely. Drivers who are distracted by their phones or who are driving drunk put you in danger of serious, even fatal, injuries.

The Cochran Firm can investigate your accident and determine its cause. If we can prove that the driver who hit you was violating his responsibilities and driving recklessly, we can pursue justice and compensation on your behalf.

You shouldn't have to pay the price when you were following the law and walking safely. We can give you a little relief at this difficult time.

If you've suffered an injury after being struck by a car and you need an auto accident lawyer experienced with pedestrian injuries, please contactThe Cochran Firm today for a free consultation

posted by Admin at 2:33 AM

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Can You Help With Workers' Compensation?

Workplace injuries present unique challenges for the injured worker and his or her legal representation. Laws vary by state on the procedures for pursuing compensation. In many states, just about every workplace injury must be handled through the workers' compensation system.

If you live in one of these states, The Cochran Firm's accident lawyers can still help. Workers' compensation systems can be difficult to navigate for injured employees. Our personal injury lawyers have experience helping innocent victims like you do just that.

The important thing is having someone on your side during the process. Your employer and its insurance company will likely be doing everything they can to keep their costs low. The Cochran Firm will be the one party in the process advocating for your interests.

Our accident lawyers will help you understand and fill out the required paperwork. We'll look over any offers from the insurance companies and make sure they're fair to you. And we'll help you navigate the system so that you pursue all you are entitled to.

Our accident lawyers will answer all of your questions at a free consultation and explain what you can expect during your workers' compensation claim.


If you've been hurt in a workplace accident and need an experienced accident lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation. 

posted by Admin at 2:22 AM

Thursday, March 13, 2014

How Will You Help With Plea Bargains?

While television shows about the law understandably focus on the supposed high drama of the courtroom, the reality of the American legal system is that most criminal cases are settled long before they reach that point. Plea bargain negotiations are difficult and incredibly important, and you need the help The Cochran Firm, a proven criminal defense law firm, to make sure you have a vigorous advocate.

Prosecutors often have in the advantage in plea negotiations. They have the leverage of potential jail time, and many defendants are represented by public defenders who do admirable work but are over-taxed by a massive number of clients. This is not a recipe for a fair deal.

The Cochran Firm changes the equation. We have a reputation for providing our clients with top-notch representation. Our criminal defense law firm won't be pushed around or fooled during plea bargain negotiations.

Your attorney will understand all the details of your case and all the relevant laws and sentencing guidelines. He or she will work out the best possible deal for you. And we will not pressure you to settle; if the prosecution's offer isn't acceptable, we won't accept it.

This is the biggest fight of your life. You need a criminal defense law firm that takes it as seriously as it deserves. You need The Cochran Firm.

If you've been accused of a crime and you need a proven criminal defense law firm, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation. 

posted by Admin at 1:27 AM

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Johnson & Johnson Destroyed Valuable Transvaginal Mesh Data

The judge presiding over lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson ruled that the company improperly destroyed documentation related to faulty transvaginal mesh devices.

The numerous lawsuits against J&J, consolidated in a Charleston, West Virginia courtroom, allege that the company's transvaginal mesh devices were faulty and caused serious internal injuries to many women. Judge Cheryl Eifert said that the company's Ethicon unit had erred in destroying or losing documents related to the development of the transvaginal mesh devices.

The defective product attorneys at The Cochran Firm have seen incidents like this before. Documentation of the sort at issue in this case is crucial for the proper operation of the legal system, and large companies have an unfortunate habit of misplacing this information.

Defective medical devices put innocent people in danger. The transvaginal mesh implants at issue in these cases have reportedly caused significant pain and suffering to numerous women. They allege that Johnson & Johnson knew about the danger of these devices and did not take adequate steps in response.

If you've been hurt by a defective medical device, you should speak to our defective product attorneys immediately. Please contactThe Cochran Firm today for a free consultation. 

posted by Admin at 1:22 AM

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Examples of Defective Products

Defective product litigation is exceptionally complicated. When you’ve been hurt by a poorly made or designed product, you a personal injury attorney who has experience in the field. But more accurately, you need an attorney who has experience with the specific type of product in question.

At The Cochran Firm, our personal injury attorneys possess a tremendous breadth of experience in defective product cases. We’re equipped to handle your case and help you pursue justice and compensation.

Examples of defective product cases we’ve handled include:

The only way to tell whether The Cochran Firm is right for your particular defective product case is to speak with us at a free initial consultation. We’ll evaluate the viability of your claim and help you decide whether we’re the appropriate option among your choices for legal representation.

If you need an experienced personal injury attorney to handle your defective product claim, please contact The CochranFirm today for a free consultation.

posted by Admin at 3:39 AM

Friday, February 21, 2014

Examples of Dental Malpractice

Your dental health is exceptionally important, which is why medical experts recommend you see your dentist regularly. But when a dental professional makes a mistake, you can be left with unhealthy teeth and gums, the consequences of which might last the rest of your life.

The Cochran Firm’s medical malpractice lawyers have seen how negligence by a dentist or hygienist can hurt innocent patients. Common examples of dental malpractice include:

  • Unnecessary dental work
  • Poorly placed dental work
  • Botched dental surgery
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of taste or sensation
These are just a few of the examples our medical malpractice lawyers have seen.

Put simply, dental malpractice is a serious problem with serious consequences. In too many instances, innocent patients like you are left to deal with those consequences.

That’s not right and it’s not fair, and The Cochran Firm is equipped to help you make things right. There are no guarantees in personal injury law, but our medical malpractice lawyers understand the law and the medicine. They can help you pursue justice and compensation if you’ve had your dental health ruined as a result of malpractice.

If you’ve been the victim of negligence in a dental office and need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation. 

posted by Admin at 3:35 AM

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