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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

5 Steps to Take Immediately After an Auto Collision

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 remain the leading cause of personal injuries. Due to their massive size and heavy weight, tractor-trailers are known to cause severe damages and frequently death. Approximately half a million trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision. There are many causes of tractor trailer accidents and oftentimes they can be an effect of the actions of the driver. According to the Department of Transportation the top causes of tractor-trailer accidents are: Drug use from prescription or illicit drugs. Speeding. Unfamiliar areas of travel. Misuse of...

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