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4 Reasons Why You Need To Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney

When you have been arrested for a crime, you may feel terrified and unsure about what steps you should take. If you have been arrested for a crime, remember that you have the right to an attorney.  The criminal defense attorneys at The Cochran Firm Mid-South will take every step necessary to protect the rights and freedoms of those we represent. Here are 4 reasons why you should hire a criminal defense attorney: Criminal defense attorneys know and understand the law.  One of the benefits of hiring a criminal defense attorney is having someone on your side who knows the legal process, and can better protect...

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Sexually Harassed at School? You May Have a Case

Sexual harassment can happen anywhere, including school. Students have the legal right to sue schools and school officials if they have been the victims of sexual harassment at school, even if it occurs outside of academic hours. Understanding sexual harassment laws can be difficult. This guide will clear up some of the confusion and help you begin your case. What Is School Sexual Harassment? When sexual harassment occurs at a school, it can be in the form of verbal harassment. Verbal harassment includes comments about one's body, the spreading of sexually-based rumors, sexual remarks, and even the telling of dirty jokes and stories. Harassment can also become physical, perhaps even verging...

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Can an Injured Child Make a Personal Injury Claim?

Minor injuries are just a part of growing up, but serious and disabling injuries have long-reaching effects on the rest of your child's life. When there's a negligent party involved, such as a teacher that failed to pay attention or a driver that caused an auto accident, parents often want to know if they can use a personal injury claim to request compensation on behalf of their child. Before making an appointment with a lawyer, you need to know the allowances and limitations that apply specifically to child injury cases. Understand what you can and can't do as a parent to...

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How Surgical Errors Lead To Medical Malpractice

Throughout life nearly all will enlist the services of a physician, but what about a surgeon? Not everyone will need a surgical procedure, but for those of us who do, it can be a frightening and intimidating experience, especially when dealing with a physician other than your own. When it comes to surgeons, patients must trust the abilities and judgment of a potentially unknown medical professional. The acceptance of this blind faith is implicit, but should it be? The patient is, in reality, placing their health, recovery, and ultimately, their life in the surgeon’s hands. Surgeons, like all physicians, receive specialized...

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Photosensitive Epilepsy at Work and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Epilepsy is an unpredictable neurotic disease that causes many difficulties in a person's life. Photosensitive epilepsy is just one variation of this disease and one that can be particularly difficult in a busy work environment. In certain situations, people with this problem who suffer personal injuries on the job due to this type of epilepsy may be able to sue their employer. Learn more about photosensitive epilepsy and personal injury lawsuits.   Photosensitive Epilepsy Can Be Unpredictable   Individuals with photosensitive epilepsy experience seizures when lights flash in specific geometric patterns. The trigger frequency may be different for each person with this disease. For example,...

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Winter Accidents with Semi-Trucks

Driving in winter weather puts you at more risk due to more ‘stop time’ required, low visibility, poor traction and the increased unpredictability of other drivers on the road. Many drivers fail to alter their driving methods when driving in poor weather conditions, such as snow-covered or icy roads. Here are 5 safe winter trucking tips you should follow:   Slow down. Always be aware of your surroundings. In harsh winter weather, drive slow and arrive alive. If you have bald tires, drive even slower. Keep a safe driving distance. On a perfectly sunny day you should stay at least 3-4 seconds...

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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 of the accident. This could be 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 required...

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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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