Defining Personal Injury Law

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

When you have been injured in an accident, you have suffered a personal injury. When you seek compensation for your injuries with the help of an attorney, you are filing a lawsuit under personal injury law.

Personal injury law holds that a person or company responsible for harm should be held accountable for their actions and required to provide compensation for the victim. While this sounds straight forward, personal injury law is incredibly complex and demands an experienced and dedicated attorney to properly navigate. The West Palm Beach injury lawyers at the Cochran Firm South Florida have years of experience helping victims of personal injury get justice and receive the full compensation they deserve.

Common Causes of Personal Injury

Our injury lawyers have successfully represented personal injury victims in claims involving:

No matter what the cause of your injury, we are prepared to investigate your accident, determine liability, and fight to get you every penny you are due.

If you live in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, or surrounding areas of South Florida and have sustained an injury in any type of accident, please contact the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule a free consultation with one of our injury lawyers today.

Alcohol, Drugs, and Miami Car Accidents

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

According to data gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 25,000 people are killed and 700,000 are injured by drunk or impaired drivers every year. In fact, over 50 percent of all fatal car accidents involve an alcohol impaired driver, and the same percentage of Americans can expect to be involved in an accident caused by an impaired driver in their lifetime.

However, if you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by an intoxicated driver, you don’t need statistics, you need justice. The aggressive Miami accident attorneys at our firm are prepared to take your case and fight to get you every penny you are due.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

Did you know that in an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, you may be able to hold numerous parties liable for your injuries? The driver can, of course, be held liable, but in many cases so too can people who supplied the driver with the intoxicating substance such as bartenders. Your Miami accident attorney from our firm will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident, determine all liable parties, and do whatever is necessary to win for you the settlement you deserve.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by an intoxicated driver in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, or anywhere else in South Florida, please contact the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule a no cost consultation today.

Why You Need an Attorney Following a Car Accident in Ft. Lauderdale

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

There are a number of reasons you need an attorney following a car accident, but all of them boil down to this: Without an attorney, you will never be granted the full compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

How Insurance Works

When you are involved in a car accident, insurance companies begin working immediately to minimize your settlement. They do this because they are devoted to protecting their record-breaking profits. If you accept an insurance company settlement, you waive your right to seek legitimate compensation. Knowing this, insurance companies have developed a number of tricks and strategies to get victims to sign away their rights in exchange for what may seem like a good deal. The deals offered by insurance are never good. They are intended to cheat you out of your fair due, not help you recover.

How We Work

Our Ft. Lauderdale accident attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of car accidents get the maximum compensation they deserve. Unlike the insurance company, our devotion is to getting justice for victims and winning settlements that take into account damages such as:

  • All medical expenses, including rehabilitation and home health care
  • Any current and future lost wages
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

If you have been in a car accident in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, or surrounding areas of South Florida, please contact the Cochran Firm South Florida today to learn all that you may be entitled to.