Month: November 2013

Do I have a Case?

Do I Have a Case?

Salisbury Daily Times interviews attorney David Haynes about $1.026 million verdict

The Daily Times of Salisbury, Maryland, interviewed attorney David Haynes about the $1.026 million verdict he secured for his clients who were injured in a catastrophic car accident in the Eastern Shore. Haynes is the managing attorney of The Cochran Firm, D.C., and an experienced injury attorney. According to a legal research database, the $1.026 million […]
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Investigative report reveals potential abuses by defense lawyers

The Charleston Daily Mail recently ran a story detailing allegations against a large West Virginia-based law firm that it repeatedly withheld information necessary to lawsuits against coal companies. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of miners seeking black lung benefits. The newspaper story was based on an investigative journalism report by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Center […]
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Family of Washington, D.C. Navy Yard shooting victim files $37.5 million lawsuit

The family of Mary DeLorenzo Knight, who was tragically killed in the Washington Navy Yard mass shooting on Sept. 16, 2013, has filed an administrative claim seeking $37.5 million from the government. Knight’s family filed the legal claim against the Navy and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The claim alleges that these agencies ignored warning […]
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Tax on Personal Injury Awards in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

Today’s blog post discusses tax laws and The Cochran Firm, D.C. does not provide tax advice. Before making any decision regarding your tax liability, we strongly recommend speaking with a qualified tax attorney. Proceeds received from a personal injury lawsuit can sometimes be very substantial. A common question we encounter at The Cochran Firm, D.C., […]
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Recall alert: more than 1 million Toyota and Lexus cars recalled for faulty suspensions

Toyota recently announced it is recalling 880,584 RAV4 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and Lexus HS 250h sedans because a previously announced repair did not fix a safety issue.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that at least nine reported crashes and three injuries are related to this defective product. These cars can create an […]
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5 Questions You Should Ask When Looking for the Best Personal Injury Lawyer in DC for Your Case

Choosing the best personal injury attorney for your case can be an extremely challenging job.  Choosing the wrong attorney could mean choosing a DC injury lawyer who hasn’t kept up to date on the local law and recent court decisions, or perhaps an injury attorney who just wants to settle the case quickly.  No seriously […]
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Do you really give up the right to sue by signing a waiver of liability before engaging in a potentially risky recreation activity?

You’re about to go skydiving in Maryland, hang gliding in Virginia, or kayaking in DC and the recreation company presents you with a contract that must be signed before you can take part in an activity.  This paperwork will most likely contain language that purports to waive the participant’s right to sue the recreation company.  […]
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Virginia Supreme Court reverses Virginia Tech wrongful death verdict

The Virginia Supreme Court recently overturned a wrongful death verdict arising from the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. In an opinion by Justice Cleo Powell, the court held that the school had no duty to warn students about the potential for criminal acts by third parties. The wrongful death cases were filed by the families of […]
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Court Order certifies class action for patients of Baltimore gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy of Johns Hopkins

In an order entered in Baltimore City Circuit Court on Oct. 30, 2013, Judge Sylvester Cox ordered that former patients of gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy must join a class action against the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in order to preserve their claims. The Order appoints David Haynes, The Cochran Firm, D.C.’s managing attorney, as a […]
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$3.5 Million Settlement

This case involved an elderly lady who suffered a brain injury when medical professionals failed to treat a compromised airway while she was in the hospital.  
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