Law Firm of Cochran & Edwards


What Can Businesses Do To Avoid A Day In Civil Court?
December 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

What is the corporate responsibility that businesses have to their customers? One would imagine that a company has a responsibility to provide a service that benefits its customers and provide a business environment that is free from potential personal injury situations. But how can a company prevent accidents such as slip and falls that can cause injury to customers and employees? Businesses can take several steps to protect their customers and to hopefully avoid too many personal injury lawsuits. Protecting The Right People Personal injury victims come in many forms and their injuries can cause them to suffer life-long pain… Read More →

Before Your Motorcycle Accident: Advice To Live And Ride By
November 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

Many insurance companies provide minimum requirement insurance policies, so you gain as little insurance as you must according to state law. Some states require only $15,000 in motorcycle insurance policy coverage, yet healthcare costs for an accident average $53,000 or more. This means you do not have the coverage for $38,000 or more in damages. Where does the rest of the money come from if you are in a motorcycle accident? In the best case scenario, everyone who operates a motor vehicle has insurance. That insurance covers your damages, when they are liable for your motorcycle accident. Those damages include… Read More →

How Does My Insurance Company Determine The Value Of My Claim?
November 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana. If you’ve been in an accident, one of the first things you’ll do is file a claim with your insurer. You’ll speak to an insurance adjuster whose job is to determine the value of your damages, review your policy, and pay for the damages covered under your policy. What should you expect during the insurance claims process and what can you do to speed the process along? Here are some things to consider: Always make a police report after an accident. Even if you think that there was not enough damage to legally require you to make a… Read More →

Medical Malpractice And Its Types
September 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Medical malpractice means when the patient dies or get an injury during the treatment due to the carelessness of the healthcare provider. Though these cases are rare but results could be devastating when this occurs. Not all the situations in which the patient is unhappy with his healthcare provider or doctor comes in malpractice cases. Before taking action against malpractice in the court, an attorney should be considered first to determine that you have a valid cause and also the attorney will find an expert to navigate the legal process and prove the case. If someone got hurt at the… Read More →

When A Left Turn Accident Takes Place, Is The Driver Always At Fault?
June 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Left-turn accidents happen frequently. These accidents are dangerous and usually end with catastrophic injuries. When a vehicle is in the process of making a left-turn, they must be vigilant of the upcoming traffic. Almost always, the driver making the left turn will be found legally responsible for the collision. While this near-automatic liability is evident, there are some exceptions to this rule that do not always imply that the driver making the left turn is at fault for the collision. Learning which exceptions apply to left turn collisions is essential when a victim has been in an accident that involved… Read More →

Has There Been An Increase In Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect?
June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

It is a sad event when any person is abused and neglected, let alone an elder person who is sometimes not able to defend himself. Abuse in neglect in nursing homes has increased and is continuing to increase, especially with the rise in the elder population. In fact, people over 65 years of age account for 40 million of the United States population. In the year 2016, there were more than two million cases of abuse and neglect that were reported. That number just shows the reported ones, while many cases go unreported. Just imagine how many cases of abuse… Read More →

Why Is Misdiagnosis Prevalent?
May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Misdiagnosis is a dangerous thing to happen to a person with a medical condition. Misdiagnosis can delay a patient’s correct treatment which can lead to their death. What exactly is a misdiagnosis? Misdiagnosis refers to a medical condition being diagnosed with another medical condition that has nothing to do with the condition that the patient originally has. The real question is how can misdiagnosis even occur with all the advancement in medicine and highly skilled/trained doctors? Well, we are all human. Mistakes will happen regardless of the profession that a person may have. In fact, misdiagnosis affects 12 million people… Read More →

What You Need To Know About Class Action Lawsuits
February 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

What is a class action lawsuit? Class actions allow one or even a few harmed individuals to represent a much larger group of harmed individuals in Court who have similar or common grievances against a defendant. Often, but not always, the amount sought through an individual lawsuit may be too small or may be too difficult to pursue. However, by banding together hundreds, thousands, or even millions of individuals through a “certified” class, small or difficult claims can be effectively and efficiently pursued. Companies who wrongfully “skim” a few dollars a month on their regular monthly statements billed to their… Read More →

Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Taking A Stand Against This Epidemic
July 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sadly, elder abuse has become an epidemic just like some of the serious diseases around the world have become. That is why elder abuse awareness day is such a great idea. It takes place every year on June 15th. Elder abuse has grown epidemically in numbers. Every year, an estimated five million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. They also lose about $2.6 million every year by being financially exploited that they could use to pay for their living expenses like housing, food, medical care, and legal assistance if needed (like an accident attorney or injury attorney). This type of abuse… Read More →

Georgia Enacts Restrictive Non-Compete Law
May 19, 2011 | Comments (0)

ATLANTA –Georgia’s governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 30, to the relief of employers and franchisors. The new law was drafted to resolve a debate surrounding the validity of last year’s voting initiative in which Georgians overwhelmingly expanded the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment and franchise agreements. The original act, H.B. 173, passed in 2009, provided guidelines for determining the reasonableness of restrictive covenants and established more lenient court review of restricting an employee in finding work with a competitor. Last year, Georgians wrote a ballot measure that gave businesses stronger ability to use non-compete clauses in employment and franchise contracts. Georgians… Read More →