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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Our spine is a crucial part of the human machine: it is the system that carries signals from our central command center, the brain, to all other parts of the body. When the spinal cord is injured, the result can be anything from disabling chronic pain to paralysis to death. Because it is so important, the spinal cord is enfolded in a protective layer of bone, the vertebrae and the discs that separate them to allow flexibility. Unfortunately, the bone and cartilage of the spine is often not sufficient to protect the spinal cord from injury. The most common causes of spinal cord injury in the US are: Motor vehicle accidents--up to 40% of all spine injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents Falls--about 25% of all spine injuries are caused by falls. Spinal cord injuries due to falls are more common in the elderly Violence--violence, especially gun and knife violence, causes up to 15% of all spinal cord injuries Recreational injuries--contact sports, street sports, and diving in shallow water cause about 8% of all spinal cord injuries. In addition, alcohol and drugs are a factor in about 25% of all spinal cord injuries. It's important to remember that not all spinal cord injuries involve damage to the vertebrae. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to another person's negligence, we may be able to help you get compensation for your injury. Please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free case evaluation.

posted by Admin at 7:38 AM

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Choosing a Defective Products Lawyer


If you have been hurt by a defective product, getting compensation can be a challenge. You often have to fight not only the manufacturer's lawyers, but also public opinion, and even laws that have been written to protect manufacturers of dangerously defective products. When choosing a defective products lawyer, you should look for these three characteristics:

Resources--A multinational corporation will fight hard to defend its profits, which is what you threaten every time you point out that those profits are being made by endangering the public with defective products. They will try to starve you and your lawyer out by marshaling all their resources to delay and discredit your lawsuit. They will attempt to employ technical experts to show that their stock in trade is not a danger to the public. You need a law firm with the fiscal and legal resources to counter these strategies, one with access to a nationwide network of lawyers and experts that can be called upon to aid your case.

Advocacy--Many defective product lawsuits face summary judgment in the court of public opinion. People assume that if you have been hurt using a consumer product, it is due to your own mistake, not the manufacturers. This is the product of decades of propaganda financed by manufacturing firms, and it can be hard to overcome. You need a law firm that knows the court of public opinion is not a court of law and is prepared to bring your truth to light in front of a jury so that it stands or falls on the basis of evidence, not propaganda.

Dedication--In many states, corporate propaganda has succeeded not only in forming public opinion, but in putting laws in place that are serious impediments to your right to receive compensation for your injuries. Overcoming these laws may require a prolonged effort, and not every firm is dedicated to the work necessary to achieve justice for clients.

Not every law firm has what it takes to pursue a defective products lawsuit. If you are choosing a defective products lawyer, you need to find one with the resources, advocacy, and dedication to fight for the compensation you deserve.

To learn whether we can help you, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free case evaluation.

posted by Admin at 7:36 AM

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