Social media has become a fundamental part of modern life. According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, over 60% of adults use some form of social media. Networking sites provide a space for people to share their experiences, post photos, and catch up with old friends. So what does this have to do with a personal injury case? More than you think. When someone is pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, it’s usually because they’ve suffered a injury, such as a broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, or chronic pain. These individuals deserve compensation for their medical expenses [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
Asbestos exposure, and subsequent diseases such as mesothelioma kill thousands of Americans each year. It is integral to be aware of the dangers of asbestos exposure, and to uncover whether you could possibly have been exposed. Before understanding diseases like Mesothelioma, it is integral to learn what asbestos is, as well as where asbestos exposure can come from. It is also important to know some general facts about asbestos exposure to determine if you may have been affected. Many people know how toxic asbestos can be, but may not know why the compound is so deadly. Asbestos is a [...]
In February of 2020 Christian Pacheco had his sentence vacated after nearly 25 years of being wrongfully convicted. Now, he looks forward to spending time with his family over the first holiday season since his release. “I am so thankful for those who supported me throughout my wrongful incarceration and in the months since I have regained my freedom. Every day is a blessing and I cherish having the opportunity to once again spend this special occasion with my family and friends, watching football, eating, and celebrating life.” - Christian Pacheco Read more.
Semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are a common sight on Interstate Highways and in rural areas. Nearly two million semi-trucks are in operation, distributing products throughout the United States and significantly contributing to the economy. Large trucks are categorized as weighing 10,000 pounds. These trucks can be involved in accidents involving injuries and fatalities. Accidents involving large commercial trucks tend to occur in rural areas or interstate highways. While there are many causes of truck accidents, collision with another vehicle is the most common. Due to their size and the relatively long time it takes to stop a semi, [...]
Some remember her as an activist, and some may remember her as a feminist icon. However, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be remembered as a champion of equality. She made it her life’s work to make sure that no matter what you look like or who you love that you will be treated as an equal in society and in the eyes of the law. She did this by eliminating gender-based stereotyping in legislation and regulations. Many consider RBG the architect of the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970’s. Without a doubt, she changed the world for the [...]