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Halloween Driving Safety Tips

It’s the night of Goblins and Superheroes! Did you know, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that children are four times more likely to be struck by a motor vehicle on Halloween than any other day of the year. Here are four main Halloween driving safety tips you should follow: Be Aware.   There are more pedestrians, young children especially, out on Halloween night between 4 and 8 pm than most times of the year. Drivers need to...

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What You Need to Know About Business-Related Injuries

If you suffered injury in some way by a business and you feel they are responsible, you have the option of filing a lawsuit. However, the process can be long and complex, especially if the business is a large, multi-national corporation. Two reasons exist why you might sue a business for injuries. One is if you are hurt while on the property of a business. The other way to suffer injury is through product liability. Here is some information about potential injuries you could suffer at the hands of a business and the steps you need to take next. Injuries on Business...

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3 Most Common Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury cases arise when someone has suffered harm from an accident or injury that someone else might be legally responsible for. Here are the three most common personal injury lawsuits. Auto Accidents On average, 6 million car accidents occur in the U.S. each year. In fact, vehicle accident injuries are the leading cause of personal injuries. Auto accidents result in a range of outcomes from property damage, to injury, to death. Believe it or not, only 11% of traffic fatalities involve bad weather conditions. The majority of auto accidents are caused by drunk driving or driving under the influence, speeding, or...

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Steps You Need to Take After Suffering a Defective Product Injury

Defective Consumer Product - The Cochran Firm Mid South

Take a moment and think about the general area in which you live. You will probably notice that you have access to at least one marketplace (gas station, medication store, or grocery store)  The marketplace is quite literally everywhere you look; inside here is where you have access to the latest gadgets and products. We witness improvements in efficiency, productivity, and, let’s not forget, aesthetics. But, the drawback to new products, and, in fact products in general, is that they have a probability of being defective due to the competitive environment under which manufacturers produce for their consumers—and the drive...

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Weight Gain and Personal Injuries: Information to Help Your Case

Weight Gain - The Cochran Firm Mid South

Suffering from a personal injury can come with many changes in your life. Not only can the injury impact physical movement or the activities you participate in, but it can result in weight gain. Everyone's body is different, but weight gain after a personal injury can be attributed to multiple factors. Breaking down these different elements can help you understand the source of the weight gain and how it can become a part of your settlement case. Use this informational guide as a starting point for your personal injury story and to help you develop reasons your weight gain may have occurred. Physical...

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Update on the Galilee Memorial Gardens Lawsuit

We would like to update everyone on the current status of the Galilee lawsuit.  The trial is set in Chancery Court on September 4th, 2018.  Details regarding the trial will be provided to you at the Galilee Plaintiffs meeting.  For your convenience, we have scheduled two different meeting times this weekend.  You can attend either one. It is not necessary to attend both.  The meetings will take place in the same location of the prior meetings at One Commerce Square Building located at 40 S. Main Street (auditorium) on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from  9am  - Noon and Sunday, August 26, 2018 from...

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Wrongful Death in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice Cases - Cochran Firm of the Mid-South

When you lose a loved one due to medical malpractice, you may struggle with many emotions, confusion, and financial hardship. Many people suffering through loss need time to grieve, but they soon realize that they may have a legal recourse. Legal recourse is the form of a wrongful death lawsuit that may allow you to collect money from the individual, individuals, or entity that caused the death of your loved one. These funds may be used to pay medical bills and other fees associated with his or her treatment and eventual passing. Unfortunately, proving wrongful death in cases of medical malpractice can...

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5 Steps to Take Immediately After an Auto Collision

Auto Collisions Advice - The Cochran Firm Mid-South

Auto collisions can be very frightening and overwhelming. The impact, the adrenaline rush, and the surrounding vehicles all contribute to the intense shock of an accident—even if it involves only a small fender bender. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 5.8 million car accidents occur every year in the U.S. The odds of getting into an accident are quite high. Unfortunately, they can’t be prevented sometimes due to distracted and reckless drivers. If you are involved in an accident, it is important to remain calm and take proper caution by following these 5 steps below: #1...

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Top Ten Causes of Tractor Trailer Accidents

Vehicle accident injuries still remain the leading cause of personal injuries. Due to their massive size and heavy weights, tractor-trailers are known to cause serious damages and oftentimes death. Approximately half a million trucking accidents occur every year in the Untied States. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision. According to the DOT the top causes of tractor-trailer accidents are: Drug use from prescription or illicit drugs. Speeding. Unfamiliar areas of travel. Misuse of over-the-counter medications. Failure to check/re-check blind spots. Driver fatigue. Illegal maneuvers, like failing to use a turn signal. Distracted driving. Attempting...

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