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3 Ways Witness Statements Help With a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Every time you get behind the wheel of your car you run the risk of being involved in an auto accident. These accidents can range in severity from a minor fender bender to a serious crash with multiple injuries. Any auto accident has the potential to put financial strain on the drivers involved. The driver who is at fault for causing the accident is typically responsible for covering the costs associated with the accident, whether that is paying for damages themselves or working with their auto insurance company. In situations where fault is not readily apparent, a personal injury lawsuit may be...

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5 Ways Injuries Occur During The Holidays

Injuries can happen anywhere, anytime. Unfortunately injuries often happen around the holiday season. Whether you’re hanging Christmas lights or wreaths, preparing a holiday meal or traveling to see loved ones we want you to be have a safe and joyful season. Here are 5 ways injuries can occur during the holiday season: Slip and Falls The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) records over 10,000 fall injuries each year that are directly related to people trying to hang up holiday decorations. Stairs and sidewalks also present a potential risk for slip and falls. Be sure to use sturdy ladders or...

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Travel Tips To Know For This Holiday Season

Traveling for the holidays? You’re not the only one. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s are among the most dangerous holidays for drivers. This is due to the increased amount of drivers on the road, the increased urgency to reach a destination and the poor driving conditions the winter months bring. Here are a few travel tips to keep in mind this holiday season: Avoid Peak Travel Dates   Try to avoid leaving any later than the day of a holiday. Traveling on these days quickly becomes congested and can leave you feeling stressed and in a hurry. Try...

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Medical Malpractice Claims: What You Need to Know

Medical malpractice is, unfortunately, a more common occurrence than you may realize. When patients are injured due to medical malpractice, getting a settlement through a trial can sometimes be difficult. Many victims choose to negotiate a settlement with the facility or medical provider to get a faster outcome. The following is some information you need to know before you move forward with a medical malpractice settlement negotiation.   What Is the First Step in Medical Malpractice Negotiations?   Before anything can happen with your medical malpractice case, your attorney must prove that the doctor or medical provider was negligent in your care and that your...

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Social Media and Personal Injury: What You Need to Know

When you intend to file a personal injury lawsuit against an individual or a business, you have to take notice of your social media use. The things you post on social media will remain in the public domain for the infinite future, and many posts, videos, or photos can harm your lawsuit if you are not careful. Attorneys for the opposing party will scour your social media to seek evidence against you. Do not give the other side the power to damage your case. Here are some questions you may have about social media use during a personal injury lawsuit. Will Opposing...

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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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