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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 [...]

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 for TBI depends on severity which may include rest, medication, and surgery. Your doctor will know how to respond to your brain injury after a thorough examination. Diagnosing and treating TBI can be extremely challenging but proving it in a court of law is even [...]

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 to sue your doctor for medical malpractice, you should consider whether or not you have the criteria that meets a medical malpractice claim. Not every bad outcome that a patient experiences is a result of medical malpractice. Bad outcomes are often caused by recognized complications [...]

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