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New Mexico family files lawsuit against school district over delayed medical care

Administrators waited hours to transport injured student according to lawsuit A New Mexico family recently filed a delayed medical treatment lawsuit against the Aztec School District over allegations school administrators waited hours to transport a student severely injured during a fight.  The lawsuit claims the victims suffered a traumatic brain injury, a seizure, and requires ongoing medical care as a result of the school’s inability to properly respond to the boy’s medical needs. According to reports, the case dates back to December 2015 when the plaintiff’s son was injured in a schoolyard fight and subsequently lost consciousness while under school [...]

The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 Announces Ibiere N. Seck as Its New President

The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is proud to announce that Ms. Ibiere N. Seck of The Cochran Firm – California will serve as the association's new president for 2017-2018. The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is an honorary organization composed of the Top 40 lawyers age 40 or younger in each state. Membership is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to attorneys who excel in their profession or promote diversity.  The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is one of the very few preeminent organizations in the United States established to promote the nation’s [...]

Atlanta, D.C. & Metairie Offices: 2017 Best Law Firm List

The Cochran Firm Celebrates “Best Law Firms” Rankings by U.S. News & World Report ATLANTA, Ga., March 17, 2017 – The Cochran Firm is proud to announce three regional offices have been selected “Best Law Firms” for 2017 by U.S. News & World Report.  The Cochran Firm- Atlanta, The Cochran Firm- D.C., and The Cochran Firm- Metairie are ranked among the best in Metropolitan Rankings within the U.S. “U.S. News is the global authority in rankings,” says Tim Smart, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report. This year’s “Best Law Firms” list is based on the highest number of [...]

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 have with your lawyer will serve as a consultation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to share your situation and learn more about the attorney you may want to hire. To prepare for this first meeting, you should do your homework and collect [...]

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 and administration are responsible for providing a safe environment. Parents are hopeful that they are sending their children to safe school environments; however, accidents on school properties are inevitable. Here are some of the common ways children are injured at school: Playground Injuries can occur [...]

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 suspicion. There is not a specific amount of information needed to enable an officer to search your belongings or property. Consenting to a Search According to the 4th amendment of the US Constitution, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, [...]

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 your case, fight for your rights, and help protect you against injustice and mistreatment. Overview First, an arrest will be made following with a police report that is sent to the prosecutor. This report summarizes the events of the arrest and the details of the [...]

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