Contributory Negligence

When a personal injury case arises, the jury will allocate responsibility to all parties reasonably involved. The amount of damages the plaintiff can collect, if any, is dependent on the state in which the accident partakes.

doctor exam after an injury

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person, you have the option to file a personal injury claim. The Cochran Firm New York can help.

social media and employment law

The average internet user has at least 8 social media accounts. Due to this trend, employers are increasingly utilizing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to screen for prospective hires and to also keep tabs on current employees. Does social media impact employment law? What does the increased use of social media mean for … Read more

NYC employment

What is employment discrimination, and what compounds discrimination against employees or job applicants? Workplace discrimination can take many forms. It typically occurs when an employee or job applicant is treated unfairly because of their race, gender, nationality, religion, age, disability, or familial status.


Working in construction can already be a dangerous profession. In fact, according to The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, it is estimated that one in ten construction workers are injured every year. During the winter, there are also weather-specific hazards for construction workers to be aware of.

nursing home abuse NYMaking the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home can be very tough. Nearly two million people live in nursing homes in the United States. While many of those facilities offer great care, others fail to do so. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it’s beneficial to know what you should be paying attention to. It’s imperative to act if you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect.

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NYC Halloween safety

Halloween is an exciting time of the year! It’s a holiday filled with spooky stories, delicious treats, haunted houses, and thousands of trick or treaters. However, with all the extra activities, cars on the road, and people visiting your property, safety hazards can result in serious injuries. It’s important to take the necessary precautions to stay safe this holiday season. Here are some tips for staying safe this Halloween.

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car accident caused by running red light

Car insurance is mandatory for drivers in all states except New Hampshire, yet some drivers manage to dodge the expenses and are on the road uninsured. If you are in an auto collision involving an uninsured driver, the process for claiming damages is much more complex and generally takes longer. Uninsured vs. Underinsured Uninsured drivers … Read more

The Cochran Firm New York - Wrongful Death

When a loved one dies due to the negligence, recklessness, or deliberate behavior of another, the surviving family members may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.  This type of lawsuit will allow the family to collect monetary damages for their loved one. Wrongful Death Causes Most claims involve accidents. However, they can be … Read more

The Cochran Firm New York - Brain Injuries Related to Car Accidents

Brain injuries refer to damage to the brain caused by an external physical force such as a car accident. Brain injuries sustained in a car accident often go unnoticed by victims, as symptoms may not appear for weeks. Common brain injuries include concussions, contusions, blood clots, hemorrhaging and edema. Concussion A concussion is a traumatic … Read more

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