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At the Cochran Firm, even though our office mates have changed, we are still here focusing on your legal needs. Please call us for your legal needs at 901-523-1222 or check us out at Cochranfirmmidsouth.com. From personal injury to medical malpractice, our Memphis, TN lawyers have experience handling a wide variety of cases. Contact our team today for a free case evaluation....

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Should your tax dollars pay for pensions of cops who break the rules?

Please check out this insightful news piece from Fox 13 that questions whether your tax dollars should pay the pensions of cops who break the rules. Cochran Firm of the mid-south managing partner Howard Manis explains why he believes the state pension law needs to be reviewed, “The citizens are paying for cops who break the rules." To learn more, please watch the attached video and read the article in full below. https://www.fox13memphis.com/news/local/former-mpd-homicide-detective-accused-inappropriate-relationship-with-suspect-will-receive-pension/G54HRFWAJJEXPM2XEUBUE444LA/ Are you dealing with a police related matter? The Cochran Firm can help! ...

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Why Quick Settlements Aren’t Always the Best Settlements

Quick Settlements to personal injury claims aren't always the best settlements

Getting quick settlements for personal injury claims may seem like a good sign, but they aren't always. If you have been injured and plan to file a personal injury claim in the state of Tennessee, there are many things you have to consider while dealing with your claim. Your settlement will be determined by insurance coverage, pain and suffering, lost wages from work, and any medical bills. State and federal courts have time limits for either filing a civil complaint or formal criminal charges, which are intended to ensure the integrity of evidence and to prevent people from threatening lawsuits...

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Lamorris Robinson: Cochran Firm Speaks About Shooting

 Lamorris Robinson Shot and Killed A Memphis, Tennessee man was shot and killed on October 16, 2019. Lamorris Robinson was shot by Charles Kalb while fleeing a small engine shop. Lamorris was shot in the back, as caught on surveillance, with an illegal, sawed-off shotgun. Kalb's attorney denies the accounts of the police affidavits, despite video evidence. The family and friends of Lamorris held a vigil October 19th at the scene of his murder. Candles were lit in the storage facility parking lot on Mount Moriah. Lamorris Robinson leaves behind two small children. The Cochran Firm Mid-South has been brought on to...

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Surgical Malpractice | The Cochran Firm of the Mid-South

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Surgical Malpractice Patients who enter a hospital when ill or in pain put their hope and trust into the aid of well-educated, highly trained professionals. However, there are often times when a doctor may fail to administer the best care for a patient and surgical malpractice takes place.  Any surgical procedure is considered a serious matter in the eyes of the law.    What is Surgical Malpractice?   Surgical malpractice occurs when a surgeon or another person involved with a surgical procedure is neglectful towards a patient. Essentially, surgical malpractice happens when the actions of the doctor or other party involved with the surgery directly...

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Tire Blowout Injuries

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Tire Blowout Injuries Being involved in a car accident is a terrifying experience for all persons involved. Tire blowouts are especially frustrating because they could happen at any time, and in some cases with no fault of your own.  So how does a tire blowout occur? Tire blowouts occur when the tire of a car explodes while in motion. For example, debris like gravel or sharp objects on the road can cause your tire to puncture and explode. Overloading your vehicle with too much weight can cause a blowout. A leak or even too much air pressure in your tires can throw...

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How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?

Pain and Suffering Damages

What is Pain and Suffering?  The term "pain and suffering" is defined as the physical, emotional, or mental losses caused by an injury. This term is a way to categorize general damages caused by another in the event of an auto accident or other injuries. In most personal injury cases, the statute of limitations to file a claim for pain and suffering is one year. Under Tennessee law, several factors may contribute to an injured person's suffering, such as: Physical pain and emotional pain Suffering Disfigurement Mental anguish Emotional distress Loss of society, companionship, and consortium Loss of enjoyment of regular...

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Why You Shouldn’t Let Insurance Companies Handle Your Case

Why You Shouldn’t Let Insurance Companies Handle Your Case Alone

It costs you nothing to consult with a personal injury attorney at The Cochran Firm of The Mid-South, so why wouldn’t you? Many people who are injured in a personal injury claim believe that their insurance company has them in their best interest. In fact, insurance companies have one goal; to make money and spend as little as possible. Here are 4 ways insurance companies may try to devalue your claim: Offer A Quick Pay Out One of the most common methods insurance companies use to avoid paying what policyholders are owed is to offer a quick pay out. Quick payouts can be...

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5 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

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Being in a car accident is a frightening and dangerous situation to be in. Since these accidents can be severe with possible injuries, there are necessary steps that need to be taken after an accident. It is essential to follow these steps to protect your rights after an accident with a car or truck. Inform the Authorities  Anyone involved in the accident should never leave the scene. If there are no serious injuries, move your vehicle from the road if possible. If there were severe injuries or if someone died, call the police immediately. Upon arrival, the officer will assess the accident...

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Who is Liable in a Multi-car Accident

Who is Liable in a Multi-car Accident

Who is Liable in a Multi-car Accident? Not all car accidents involve one or two vehicles. With the number of people on the road already a high number and increasing, accidents involving more than two cars are growing. In a matter of seconds, a congested highway can become a dangerous and extreme situation. When disasters like this happen, it is hard to determine who is liable in a multi-car accident because more than one driver could be at fault for acting carelessly behind the wheel.  How Chain Reaction Accidents Happen   Typically, a chain reaction accident happens when traffic is at a stop. Someone hits another...

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