Practice Areas

PERSONAL INJURY

Construction worker hurt on the jobWhen you are injured in an accident, you have two choices – you can rely on an insurance company to provide you with a settlement or you can call on an injury attorney and take legal action. When making this decision it is important to remember that insurance companies serve their own best interests first and foremost, and are dedicated to increasing their profits. An injury attorney, on the other hand, will serve your best interests and be committed to getting you every penny you deserve.

The Cochran firm personal injury attorneys have the experience and resources to handle a wide range of personal injury cases. We have a long history and tradition of obtaining some of the largest verdicts and settlements of any law firm serving New York.

Among the Personal Injury cases we handle:

  • Construction Accidents
  • Auto Accidents
  • Bus Injuries
  • Truck Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Defective Product Injuries
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Dangerous Drug Results
  • Premises Liability/Slip & Fall
  • Nursing Home Abuses
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Doctor or nurse writing on chartIf you believe that malpractice is to blame for injuries to you or someone close to you, the Cochran firm can explain your options and whether it is in your best interest to pursue a claim.

Doctors and other medical professionals have a responsibility to provide a standard level of care to patients and to ensure that patients are never exposed to unreasonable or unnecessary health risks. Unfortunately this is not always the case.

After establishing a clear link between the negligence and the resulting injuries, the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at the Cochran firm will determine how medical standards were violated and pursue a claim of medical malpractice on your behalf.

Among the Medical Malpractice categories that Cochran firm attorneys specialize in are:

  • Surgical Errors
  • Medication & Pharmacy Errors
  • Postoperative Care Errors
  • Radiology Errors
  • Failure to diagnose Cancer & other conditions
  • Misdiagnosis of injury or illness
  • Birth Injuries
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Nurse Malpractice

CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

Police officer roughly arresting a manIf you or someone close to you is subjected to unfair treatment, unlawful arrest or abuse from the police, the Cochran firm knows how to get justice for you. The firm is staffed by attorneys dedicated to protecting your rights.

Police are supposed to protect the safety of all citizens, not to engage in the interrogation and abuse of those they target as “suspicious”. If you have suffered damages or injury following an interaction with law enforcement that you believe was unlawful, immoral or unethical, the Cochran firm would be honored to meet with you, free-of-charge, to discuss your case and help you determine the most effective way to seek justice.


EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

Manager talking to employeesThe employment attorneys at the Cochran firm are committed to upholding the standards of excellence set by founder Johnny Cochran. That commitment includes getting you the money you deserve and holding your employer accountable for any wrongdoings that have caused you to suffer.

Workers in the U.S. are protected by various complex laws and regulations. Unfortunately, many employees and laborers are unaware of their workplace rights. Because of this they might be taken advantage of or mistreated without realizing what legal actions can be taken on their behalf. The Cochran firm wants you to fully understand your rights as an employee.

Common Issues in the workplace that might require legal action include:

Hour & Wage Issues: If you believe that your employer is not following minimum wage laws or if you feel you are not receiving the money you earned for your work, we can help you rectify that situation.

Overtime Collection: If your employer is not following accepted laws and guidelines in regard to overtime compensation, we can help you get that money.

Unlawful Termination: if you were terminated and you believe it was unlawful or unjustified, contact us.

Harassment at Work: Whether it involves fellow employees or your employer who engages in sexual or other harassment let us explain your rights and fight for you.

Workplace Violence: All workers have the right to a safe environment, but violence does occur. We can help you get the justice you deserve.

Other Areas of Employment Law

  • Disability Discrimination
  • Discrimination based on gender, race or religion
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Fair Employment & Housing Act
  • Age Discrimination
  • Retaliation & Whistle Blowing
  • Military Service Discrimination
  • Meal & Rest Break claims.

If you feel that any of the above applies to your employment situation please contact us.