Mistakes to Avoid if You Are Ever Arrested

Many people are unaware of what to expect when they are questioned by the police after being detained. They often make common mistakes that could potentially hurt their case down the line, even if they’re not guilty. The Cochran Firm wants you to be prepared so you can avoid these five common mistakes.   Resisting [...]

By |2019-10-16T18:36:43+00:00October 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Mistakes to Avoid if You Are Ever Arrested

Haunted Houses Liability | The Cochran Firm

Haunted Houses Liability It’s that time of year again- Spooky Season! Haunted houses attract thousands of people of all ages who love the thrill and excitement of being scared. But it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. If you plan on visiting a haunted house this October, be sure to take precautions. Here [...]

By |2019-10-16T18:40:44+00:00October 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Haunted Houses Liability | The Cochran Firm

Am I Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Case? | The Cochran Firm

Wrongful Death Cases: What is a Wrongful Death? Generally speaking, a wrongful death is a death incurred by someone’s negligence, such as carelessness, incompetence, or failure to act. Car crashes are the most common cause of wrongful death. Another example of a wrongful death case would be if a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle [...]

By |2019-10-16T18:47:15+00:00September 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Am I Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Case? | The Cochran Firm

Meeting With Your Lawyer For The First Time | The Cochran Firm

If you are meeting with a lawyer for the first time, chances are you are nervous and unsure about what to expect. This may even be a meeting you never thought you would need to attend.   Here is what you need to know before you walk into that first meeting: The first meeting you [...]

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More about School Injuries | The Cochran Firm

Children are injured every day at school. If your child has been injured at or around school property, you may be wondering who is responsible in the eyes of the law. There are two types of injuries that can occur at school; negligent or intentional injuries. Negligent Injuries While your child is at school, teachers [...]

By |2019-09-26T15:22:20+00:00August 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on More about School Injuries | The Cochran Firm

Probable Cause | The Cochran Firm

Probable cause is the logical belief that a person will commit or has committed a crime. A police officer following the legal standard gives them the right to search through your personal belongings or property, or obtain a warrant for arrest. This legal standard requests that probable cause is determined by factual evidence and not [...]

By |2019-09-26T15:27:04+00:00August 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Probable Cause | The Cochran Firm

What to do If You’ve Been Charged With a Criminal Offense | The Cochran Firm

A criminal charge is a formal accusation made by a governmental authority alleging that somebody has committed a crime. Being accused of a crime is a serious matter that can sometimes result in long-term consequences, including jail or prison time, depending on the charges. If you are facing criminal charges, The Cochran Firm can take [...]

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Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) | The Cochran Firm

Overview Traumatic brain injuries or TBI is classified as a brain dysfunction caused by a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. Traumatic brain injury often occurs as a result of a severe sports injury or car accident. TBI can be classified as mild, moderate or severe. A medical diagnosis is essential. Treatment [...]

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Should I Sue My Doctor for Medical Malpractice?

What is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management. Does Your Case Meet the Criteria for Medical Malpractice? Before you decide [...]

By |2019-09-26T17:06:37+00:00August 6th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Should I Sue My Doctor for Medical Malpractice?

Preparing For Your Court Date

Preparing For Your Court Date Arriving as the plaintiff or defendant, you should always prepare before entering a courtroom. Below are suggested tips on how you should present yourself for your day in court. Attire First impressions are key. The moment you step foot into the courtroom all eyes will be focused on you, so [...]

By |2019-09-26T17:10:10+00:00July 30th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Preparing For Your Court Date