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Monday, November 11, 2013

What to do After a Dog Bite Attack

When you've been the victim of a dog bite attack, the steps you take immediately after the incident are vital. The injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm have seen innocent victims who have lost a chance at justice and compensation as a result of understandable mistakes made in the immediate aftermath of an attack.

Fortunately, protecting yourself and your rights is a relatively simple matter of taking a few steps after the attack. Our injury lawyers recommend you:

·         Speak to the dog's owner. Stay calm and polite, but tell him or her about the attack and get as much information about the dog (such as breed and shot history) as possible.
·         Report the attack to your local animal control department. They'll know if the dog has a history of reported attacks and can take the appropriate action.
·         Seek medical attention, even if you feel fine. You need a medical professional's trained eye, and you'll likely need a series of tests for rabies and other diseases
·         Speak to our injury lawyer. Again, even if you don't think you've suffered a serious injury and you're not planning legal action, it's still a good idea to talk to us about your case. Your initial consultation is free, and it's an opportunity to have your case evaluated.

There's no guarantee of success in personal injury law, but taking the steps outlined above will greatly increase your chances should you pursue legal action.

If you've been hurt by a dog bite and need an experienced injury lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation. 

posted by Admin at 9:36 AM

Friday, November 8, 2013

What Will Happen During My Consultation?

If you've read anything on our website, you've seen us talk about the free initial consultation you can have with one of The Cochran Firm's personal injury lawyers. You might have some questions about what exactly this consultation is and what you can expect from it.

First, it's important to emphasize that this conversation is completely free to you and comes with no obligations. Speaking with us doesn't tie you into a law suit or force you to pursue legal action if you don't want to.

At your consultation, you'll sit down with one of the personal injury lawyers in the office nearest to you and talk about your case. We'll do more listening than talking, but we'll also ask relevant questions and make sure we understand your story.

This consultation is your opportunity to have your case evaluated by an experienced personal injury lawyer who understands the law in your state. We'll listen to your story and then advise you on the best way to move forward; this means we'll give you our experienced take on the viability of any potential claim.

If we feel you might have a legal claim, we'll give you advice on the next steps. And if legal action isn't right for you, you can count on us to be open and honest with you.

When you come to a consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers, bring all documentation related to your case. It'll help us evaluate your claim and gain some insight into the details of your case.

Everything you say in this conversation is confidential. We understand it can be difficult to re-live the details of your accident, so we strive to create a safe, comforting environment.

If you've been hurt and need to speak to a personal injury lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation. 

posted by Admin at 9:35 AM

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?

In the immediate aftermath of the sudden and traumatic loss of a loved one, the particulars of your state's laws might seem meaningless and irrelevant. However, the wrongful death lawyers at The Cochran Firm understand that these laws govern your ability to pursue justice and compensation for the loss of a loved one.

State laws vary, but generally speaking there are a few parties who have the right to file a wrongful death suit:

·         Immediate family members (parents and children, for example)
·         Spouses
·         The deceased's estate

Again, however, it's important to emphasize that the laws differ from state-to-state. For example, the viability of a claim from a same-sex spouse will obviously depend on the state's treatment of same sex marriages or civil unions.

And the details go even deeper. In Texas, for example, where The Cochran Firm has three offices, wrongful death lawyers cannot bring a suit on behalf of clients who lost a brother or sister in an accident. Adopted children, meanwhile, can file wrongful death suits for the loss of their adopted parents, but not their biological parents.

Other states are less restrictive and allow financial dependents and distant relatives with a direct relationship to the deceased to file.

These laws are obviously quite complex. That's why it's crucial to speak to one of our wrongful death lawyers immediately. We have offices across the country, and they're staffed with attorneys who have a complete understanding of the laws in your state.

If you've lost a loved one and need an experienced wrongful death lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation. 

posted by Admin at 9:35 AM

Monday, November 4, 2013

What Cases Do Your Criminal Defense Attorneys Handle?

At The Cochran Firm, we believe passionately that everyone accused of a crime deserves capable legal representation. We have earned our reputation as criminal defense attorneys with skilled, vigorous case work.

Our criminal defense attorneys handle cases involving local, state and federal laws. We have a broad range of experience, which means we're capable of helping if you've been accused of a violent crime such as:

·         Murder
·         Armed robbery
·         Assault and battery
·         Vehicular manslaughter

But our criminal defense practice is not limited to these cases. We also help people accused of drug-related crimes, including drunk driving and drug trafficking.

Finally, the criminal defense attorneys at The Cochran Firm also represent clients accused of white collar crimes such as fraud, embezzlement and computer crimes.

Put simply, we're equipped to handle a wide range of cases and provide excellent legal representation in your time of need. If you don't see the specific crime of which you're accused in the list above, that doesn't mean we can't help.

Don't hesitate to call us. At this difficult moment in your life, it's impossible to overstate the importance of an outstanding criminal defense attorney.

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

posted by Admin at 9:36 AM

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