Why Celebrating Black History Month is Important

The seeds of Black History Month were planted almost 100 years ago by Carter G. Woodson. Doctor Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and “Negro History Week.” As time went on the need for a more impactful movement became needed. Particularly during the 1960s.  Eventually, college campuses and other [...]

By |2020-02-13T21:57:29+00:00February 15th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Why Celebrating Black History Month is Important

Defective Products During the Holidays

  Dealing with defective products during the holidays is one challenge of finding the perfect gift this holiday season. Trying to find the perfect gift can lead to last-minute gifting which can lead people to overlook the potential hazards a gift may pose. Purchasing these products comes with the risk of harmful or dangerous defects.  [...]

By |2019-12-30T15:16:15+00:00December 16th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Defective Products During the Holidays

Can I Sue After Being Injured Playing a Sport?

Sports-related Injuries Happen Sports are a great way to keep kids active. Most sports teach important life lessons such as teamwork, trust and responsibility, how to get along with others, and how to work with others to achieve a common goal. But, unfortunately, any physical activity comes with the risk of physical injury. This is [...]

By |2019-12-17T16:05:35+00:00November 25th, 2019|Blog, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Can I Sue After Being Injured Playing a Sport?

Handling Medical Bills Until My Case is Settled

If you’ve been injured in an accident due to someone else’s fault, you may be wondering who will be paying for your immediate medical treatments. Keep reading to find out how your medical bills will be paid.  If you’ve been injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. Once you have been to the hospital [...]

By |2019-12-17T16:07:19+00:00November 20th, 2019|Blog, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Handling Medical Bills Until My Case is Settled

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 [...]

By |2019-09-26T15:20:21+00:00September 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Meeting With Your Lawyer For The First Time | The Cochran Firm

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