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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Texting and Driving


There is no question that texting and driving is dangerous, but you may not know exactly how dangerous it is. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 3,300 people were killed and 387,000 injured in auto accidents caused by distracted drivers in 2011, prompting many states to ban texting while driving.

Research from Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has found that texting creates a crash risk 23 times higher than driving while not distracted. This statistic is supported by NHTSA findings that texting while driving is equivalent to driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an auto accident caused by a texting driver, please call 1-800-843-3467 today to schedule a free case evaluation at The Cochran Firm.

Proving Negligence

Even if there was a witness to the texting, proving negligence in these cases will require an experienced auto accident lawyer. Your lawyer from The Cochran Firm will need to work with law enforcement to obtain a warrant for the defendant’s cellphone records. This requires a lawyer who knows how to investigate accidents and is pivotal to getting the compensation you deserve.

The experienced auto accident lawyers at our firm know exactly how to prove negligence. We are prepared to take your case and use all of our resources to get you every penny you are due.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident with a texting driver, please contact The Cochran Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

posted by Admin at 1:55 PM

Friday, March 29, 2013

How to Choose a Workers’ Comp Lawyer


If you have been injured on the job, you may think that filing a workers’ compensation claim is fairly cut and dry. Sadly, this is seldom the case and, without the help of an experienced workers’ comp lawyer, you may face delays and even a complete denial of your claim.

When looking for a workers’ comp lawyer, there are a number of things to keep in mind. First and foremost, not all workers’ compensation lawyers have the same amount of experience. It is also important to remember that not all workers’ comp lawyers have a proven record of successfully helping injured workers get the compensation they need to get back on their feet.

How The Cochran Firm can Help

The workers’ comp lawyers at The Cochran Firm have the experience and proven results necessary to help you with your claim. We can help you with your initial filing or in petitioning a denied claim. For over four decades, we have helped injured workers get swift and complete compensation. We are prepared to assist you with every aspect of your claim and help ensure you are provided all that you are entitled to receive.

If you are looking for a workers’ comp lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

posted by Admin at 1:53 PM

Friday, March 15, 2013

Brain Injury Recovery and Rehabilitation



Recovery from a brain injury is not always possible. In fact, many victims of brain injury face at least some life-long consequences despite rehabilitation. Sadly, this can result in a lifetime of medical expenses combined with an inability to work, potential home modifications, and untold amounts of personal pain and suffering.
The brain injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm cannot undo your injury, but we can fight aggressively to see that you are compensated for all of your damages.
Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Brain injury typically requires both acute and long-term treatment. Acute treatment may include induced coma, surgical intervention, and artificial life support. The goal of acute treatment is to stop additional brain damage and stabilize a patient’s vitals.
Following acute treatment, in and outpatient rehabilitation may be necessary. Commonly, this will include a treatment team complete with:
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Physicians and nurses
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Psychiatrists
Depending on the extent of a brain injury, treatment may also require 24 hour supervision.
No matter what the extent of rehabilitation, recovery from a brain injury is never fast and far from inexpensive. Our brain injury attorneys can assess all the ways your injury will impact your life and fight to get you the compensation you will need to recover to the best of your abilities.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident, please contact The Cochran Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

posted by Admin at 6:38 PM

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Necessity of a Medical Malpractice Attorney


When you or a family member is injured or a loved one killed due to medical malpractice, you’re not just going up against a doctor, you’re going up against one of the most powerful and legally protected groups in the country. Despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of people are injured or killed through medical negligence every year, only a very small percentage of victims ever get a penny in compensation.
We are on Your Side
For over four decades, the partners in The Cochran Firm have held negligent healthcare providers accountable for their actions. We have never backed down to an interest group, no matter how powerful, and are prepared to fight tooth and nail to get you every penny you deserve.
When you hire The Cochran Firm, you not only hire a single attorney, you also hire a team of some of the most respected medical malpractice attorneys in the United States. Drawing both on our network of partners and the expertise of various medical professionals, we can establish liability and take your case as far as necessary to see that you and your family are provided the justice you are due.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, please contact The Cochran Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

posted by Admin at 6:32 PM

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