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Monday, September 30, 2013

What is Erb’s Palsy?

Our medical malpractice lawyers have helped thousands of clients pursue justice and compensation when their children were injured by the negligence or misconduct of a medical professional.

One of the more common conditions our medical malpractice lawyers see is Erb’s Palsy.

The brachial plexus is the system of nerve bundles in your upper arm. This network sends signals from your spine to your shoulders, arms and hands.

Birth injuries to the brachial plexus are sadly common, and Erb’s Palsy is a frequently seen type of brachial plexus injury. It is a condition that results in partial or complete paralysis of the arm.

Erb’s Palsy is usually (though not always) caused at birth, and it’s often produced when the child is too large to be born naturally or is stressfully pulled during labor. Erb’s Palsy is a serious, permanent condition, and dealing with it is a lifetime matter.

The costs associated with Erb’s Palsy are substantial, and the medical malpractice lawyers at The Cochran Firm have experience helping parents recover compensation for these expenses.

If your child suffered Erb’s Palsy during childbirth and you need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

posted by Admin at 1:10 AM

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Should I Worry About Retribution if I File a Police Brutality Suit?

At The Cochran Firm, we have a long tradition of helping the innocent victims of police brutality. We understand that the police have difficult jobs, and most officers are ethical and committed to their work. However, police brutality is a real and serious concern.

Our personal injury lawyers often help clients who are concerned about suffering retribution should they file a police brutality claim.

This is a very real and understandable concern, especially for clients who have suffered gender or racial discrimination throughout their lives. However, it’s vital that you pursue a police brutality suit if you were the innocent victim of such an incident.

Our job at The Cochran Firm is to protect your interests. If you file a police brutality suit and you suffer what you feel is retaliation, report the incident to your personal injury lawyers immediately. We’ll look into the incident, investigate it thoroughly and take the appropriate steps on your behalf.

We understand how to influence police departments and protect innocent victims. You’re not without leverage, and the legal system is your primary way of influencing police behavior.


If you’ve been the victim of police brutality and you need a personal injury lawyer experienced in these cases, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

posted by Admin at 1:18 AM

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Truck Accident?

Car accidents can be complicated affairs, but in most circumstances the liability for an accident resides with the drivers involved. Our truck accident lawyers understand that truck wrecks usually raise far more complicated liability questions.

True fault for your accident can often be found far from the site of the wreck. Our truck accident lawyers are skilled investigators and have years of experience finding and proving fault.

Parties held liable in a truck accident can include:

  • Drivers: When a truck driver is negligent or irresponsible in handling his vehicle, he can be held liable by the courts.
  • Trucking companies: Many trucking companies force their drivers to meet unrealistic schedules or fail to properly maintain their vehicles.
  • Cargo companies: A common cause of truck accidents is an overloaded or improperly loaded truck. The entity that loaded cargo into the truck can be held responsible for these accidents.
This is not an exhaustive list. You can trust in The Cochran Firm to find the true cause of your truck accident.

If you need a skilled, experienced truck accident lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

posted by Admin at 1:14 AM

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Importance of Speaking to a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately

It’s easy to procrastinate when it comes to speaking to a personal injury lawyer about your accident. You have a lot on your plate, including recovering from your injuries. That’s always going to take priority.

However, while we frequently emphasize the importance of speaking to a personal injury lawyer, you should also understand that it’s important you speak to an attorney as soon as possible.

There are two primary reasons for this:

  • Statutes of limitations: Every state puts a time limit on personal injury claims, usually running between two and three years after the incident that hurt you. If you don’t file your claim before time runs out, you can’t file at all.
  • Investigations: One of the most important things the personal injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm will do for you is investigate your claim. That’s much easier to do when the accident is recent. Memories are fresher and physical evidence is less likely to be lost or degraded.
The first thing you should do after your injury is get medical attention. After that, you shouldn’t hesitate to call the personal injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm.


If you’re the innocent victim of someone else’s negligence or misconduct and you need an experienced personal injury lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

posted by Admin at 1:04 AM

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Defective Roadways Causing Accidents

The accident lawyers who work at the Cochran Firm’s many offices across America have seen how negligence can severely affect your life. When someone cuts a corner or takes a shortcut on the road, you can find yourself with a significant injury and staggering medical expenses.

Some of the most commonly overlooked causes of accidents are defective roadways. If the street on which you’re driving is unsafe, you and the other drivers on the road are in danger, even if you are all doing everything right and driving safely.

Our accident lawyers have experience with defective products, and we’ve seen how roads can fail their drivers. Common forms of defective roadways include:

  • Potholes
  • Poorly designed roads (blind corners, sharp turns, inadequate lane width, for example)
  • Sharp shoulder drop-offs
  • Debris that has not been removed
This is obviously not an exhaustive list. If you’ve been hurt in a collision that was caused by a defective roadway, our accident lawyers might be able to pursue compensation from:

  • The construction company or contractor who built the road
  • The agency charged with maintaining the road
  • Companies responsible for warning signage
You have a right to pursue justice and compensation for your injuries.

If you need an experienced accident lawyer, we have attorneys across the country who are ready to help. Please contact The Cochran Firm today to schedule a free consultation.

posted by Admin at 4:57 AM

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fatigue and Truck Accidents

One of the fundamental rules of operating a motor vehicle is that fatigue is a dangerous condition. Even the best drivers are dramatically less effective when they are tired. And unfortunately, many of America’s truck drivers are working while exhausted

This presents serious dangers to everyone on the road. If you’ve been hurt in an accident that was caused by a truck driver’s fatigue, the experienced truck accident lawyers at The Cochran Firm can help you pursue justice and compensation for your injuries.

Fatigue is one of the most common causes of truck accidents. Exhausted truck drivers, driving through the night in an attempt to stay on an ambitious schedule, have greatly diminished reaction times. And with the massive size of modern commercial trucks, accidents involving these vehicles are too-often deadly.

In these cases, the truck driver might not be the only party liable for the accident. If our truck accident lawyers can prove that the trucking company set an unrealistic and dangerous schedule, we can pursue compensation from them as well.

If you need an experienced truck accident lawyer, we have offices throughout the country to help you. Please contact The Cochran Firm today to schedule a free consultation.

posted by Admin at 1:17 AM

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