When Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you will need an experienced wrongful death attorney to handle your case. The days, weeks and months following the loss of a loved one are difficult. It is hard to focus on the legal aspects of a wrongful death claim when you are grieving. Please let our wrongful death attorneys handle your case so you can work on getting on with your life following your loved one’s passing.
The Cochran Firm South Florida represents families of wrongful death victims who died as a result of:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Workplace accidents

Our attorneys and accident investigators will work with you to retrace the steps that led to your loved one’s death, and we will gather evidence to prove fault of the accused party. There are no words to describe the grief that comes from an unexpected loss. Our legal team will fight for just compensation so you do not have to worry about paying the expenses associated with your loved one’s wrongful death.
If you live in South Florida and are in need of a wrongful death attorney, please contact the lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida today to schedule a free consultation.

Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

While all dogs can be potentially dangerous, there are certain breeds that are especially prone to aggressive behavior toward humans. If you have been the victim of a dog bite attack, you may have a valid legal claim against the dog’s owner for negligence. It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure the dog does not endanger the safety of others.
According to reports by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and the Humane Society of the United States, the following breeds have the most potential for aggression against humans if provoked:

  • Pit bull
  • Rottweiler
  • German Shepherd
  • Huskie
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Chow Chow
  • Presa Canario
  • Boxer
  • Dalmatian

Dog bite wounds often require surgery, potentially costing thousands of dollars and leaving physical reminders of the attack. At The Cochran Firm South Florida, we understand what dog bite victims go through, and we will fight diligently to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you live in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Myers, Florida and have been injured in a dog bite attack, please contact the attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida today to schedule your free, confidential consultation.

Your Rights after an On-the-Job Injury

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

If you suffer an on-the-job injury, you will most likely be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits. By law, an employer engaged in the construction industry that employs one or more part or full time employees, or an employer in the non-construction industry that employs 4 or more part or full time employees must carry Florida workers’ compensation insurance.

Following the workplace injury, you have a certain amount of time to report your injury. If you don’t file your workers’ compensation claim on time, you may be denied benefits. To ensure that all paperwork is done properly and on time, you should contact the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida today.

Here are some important tips to keep in mind following a workplace injury:

  • Report your injury right away
  • Get medical treatment promptly
  • Fill out and send in all necessary forms
  • File a written report regarding your accident
  • Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of all possible witnesses
  • Take pictures of all objects involved and at the scene of the accident
  • Get legal advice promptly if your injuries are or could be serious

If you are injured on the job, you should contact The Cochran Firm South Florida right away. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have represented thousands of Florida residents who were injured at work, and we have a thorough understanding of your workers’ rights.

Workers’ compensation provides financial compensation so that you can continue providing for yourself and your family while you recover from your injury. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for your claim to be denied initially. If this happens, our attorneys can help you appeal the decision. The paperwork for workers’ compensation can be difficult, time-consuming and confusing. Our lawyers understand the workers’ compensation system inside and out, and we will do everything in our power to maximize your benefits.

If you live the Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Meyers, Florida area and have been injured on the job, please contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida today to schedule a confidential consultation.