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At the Cochran Firm Dallas, we offer a wide range of legal services to our clients. We believe that everyone deserves skilled, committed legal representation, and that’s just what we provide. Our attorneys have experience in a number of fields, which means we’re probably capable of helping you no matter your legal needs.

Our firm’s founder, Johnnie Cochran, was committed to the American legal system and worked tirelessly his whole life to improve it so that it served everyone, no matter their racial or economic status. We continue that work today. If you live in Texas and you need skilled legal representation, please call the Cochran Firm Dallas at 1-800-843-3476 for a free initial consultation.

 

Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at the Cochran Firm Dallas have seen how someone’s negligence and misconduct can affect another person’s life. The tragic reality is that you can do everything right only to find yourself with mounting hospital bills and severe pain as a result of another person’s mistakes.We don’t think that’s right. Our personal injury attorneys have decades of experience helping the people of the Dallas area pursue justice and compensation for their injuries.You shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.

If you’ve been hurt by another person’s negligence or misconduct and you need a skilled personal injury attorney in the Dallas, Texas area, please call the Cochran Firm Dallas at 1-800-843-3476 for a free initial consultation.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

We talk about “personal injury law” as if it’s one large, uniform area of practice, but the reality is there are a lot of different kinds of cases that fall under the personal injury umbrella. All of these cases come with their own unique standards and procedures.That’s why it’s so important for you to find a personal injury attorney who has experience with the specific type of case that is relevant to you. At the Cochran Firm Dallas, our personal injury attorneys have handled:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Wrongful death

If your case doesn’t seem to fall under any of these categories, that doesn’t mean we don’t handle it. We offer free consultations to all prospective clients, so you have nothing to lose by speaking with our personal injury attorneys.

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Criminal Defense

When you’ve been accused of a crime, the consequences are serious. You could be looking at fines that run into the tens of thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours of community service, years in jail and, in murder cases, the death penalty.

As a result, it’s obviously vital that you choose a criminal defense attorney in Dallas you can trust. A criminal defense attorney with years of experience in the court system. A criminal defense attorney who understands the importance of your case and will fight for you with great passion.

At the Cochran Firm Dallas, we are those criminal defense attorneys. Our firm’s founder, Johnnie Cochran, believed that every defendant deserved the best possible defense, and we uphold that legacy today.

If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and you need a skilled criminal defense attorney to represent you, please call the Cochran Firm Dallas at 1-800-843-3476 for a free initial consultation.

Types of Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

At the Cochran Firm, our criminal defense attorneys are equipped to handle a broad range of criminal matters. Those include violent crimes, such as:

  • Murder
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Theft and armed robbery

We also represent clients who have been accused of drug-related crimes, including:

  • Drunk driving
  • Possession
  • Drug transportation

Finally, our criminal defense attorneys also have experience with white collar offenses such as:

  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Computer crimes
  • RICO/Racketeering

If you don’t see your specific case type listed, that doesn’t mean we can’t handle it. We offer free consultations to all prospective clients, so there’s no harm in speaking to one of our criminal defense attorneys.

And you may gain your life back.

We handle cases in both federal and state courts, and we understand the unique procedures and requirements of the different court systems. Our criminal defense attorneys are experienced with the Dallas-area court system and can make sure you understand the process.

Your trial is no place for you to be represented by a criminal defense attorney you don’t trust. You can trust us.

If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and you’ve been accused of a crime, our criminal defense attorneys can help. Please contact the Cochran Firm Dallas  today for a free consultation.

Auto Accidents

We all have certain obligations to each other when we’re driving. We have to share the road safely and courteously; otherwise, the crowded Dallas streets would become chaotic. Unfortunately, while most people obey the rules of the road and drive safely, too many do not.

That’s where our auto accident attorneys come in. If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident as a result of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, our personal injury attorneys  can help.

Our auto accident attorneys can help you pursue justice and compensation for your injuries.

If you’re a resident of the Dallas, Texas area and you need a skilled auto accident attorney, please call the Cochran Firm Dallas at 1-800-843-3476 for a free initial consultation.

Common Causes of Accidents

The basic cause of most cases our auto accident attorneys handle is negligence. One driver simply doesn’t follow the appropriate rule and violates standard procedure, and you get hurt. This is unacceptable, and we don’t think you should have to suffer in silence.

Our auto accident attorneys have handled cases caused by:

  • Distracted driving (especially driving while texting)
  • Drunk driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Insufficient attention to the road
  • Unwillingness to adjust to road or weather conditions
  • Dangerous roadways
  • Defective vehicles

We know what to look for when handling your case. Our auto accident attorneys will investigate your crash to determine the cause; we’ll examine police reports, closely look over the scene of the accident, interview witnesses and speak to medical experts.

Having determined the cause, our Dallas auto accident attorneys understand how to make a compelling case in front of a jury or how to negotiate with the other side in the case.

Compensation

No auto accident attorney can promise you a specific monetary settlement or award, and the specific compensation to which you are entitled will be determined by the precise circumstances of your accident.

However, we can usually pursue compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral expenses (in wrongful death cases)

Our auto accident attorneys will explain the process to you at your free initial consultation and tell you what to expect.

If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and you’ve been hurt by someone else’s negligence, our auto accident attorneys can help. Please contact the Cochran Firm Dallas  today for a free consultation.

Defective Products

When you buy a product, you have a right to expect that the product was competently and safely designed and manufactured. Manufacturers have an obligation to create products that work as advertised and do not put customers in danger.

However, too many companies fail to meet this obligation. Whatever the cause of their mistake, the result is too often an innocent person getting hurt. The defective products attorneys at the Cochran Firm Dallas stand ready to help if you’ve been hurt by a manufacturer’s errors.

Our personal injury attorneys have years of experience with defective products litigation.

If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and you need an experienced defective products attorney, please call the Cochran Firm Dallas at 1-800-843-3476 for a free initial consultation.

Types of Defective Products

Many kinds of products can prove dangerous if designed or manufactured poorly. However, our defective products attorneys have seen a number of common cases. They include:

  • Defective vehicles
  • Defective drugs
  • Defective medical devices
  • Defective toys
  • Defective furniture

If you don’t see a category that seems to fit your product, don’t worry. We offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients. Speaking with us about your case costs nothing and might help you receive the justice you deserve for your injuries.

How our Defective Products Attorneys Can Help

The companies that manufactured or designed the product that injured you will often try to argue that you were responsible for your injury. They will put experts on the stand to argue that the products were well-designed and well-made and claim that your own mistakes caused the injury.

At the Cochran Firm Dallas, we know how to win defective products cases. We have years of experience with these claims and understand what to expect.

Our defective products attorneys can help by:

  • Evaluating your claim to determine if you have a case
  • Investigating to determine the cause of your injury
  • Lining up expert witnesses to testify to mistakes in the product’s design or manufacture
  • Finding medical experts who can testify to your injuries

Our attorneys are experienced in the court room and the negotiating room. We’ll fight for you and represent your interests.

If you’ve been hurt by a defective product in the Dallas, Texas area, please contact the Cochran Firm Dallas  today for a free consultation.

Discrimination

One way workers are taken advantage of is through a pervasive hostile environment in the workplace. This can occur in many ways. Often, the employer, supervisor, or co-worker does or says things that makes you, the victim, feel uncomfortable because of his or her sex, race, or religion. Hostile environment sexual harassment in the workplace does not need to include a demand for an exchange of sex for a job benefit. It is the creation of an “uncomfortable environment.”

This creation of an uncomfortable environment occurs in many ways. It could be people you work with telling sexual stories or racist jokes around you, after you have told them this bothers you, after the employer knows, yet nothing is done to stop it. It could be working for someone who uses sex as a term of employment, or makes you uncomfortable by putting their hands on you and commenting on your physical attributes. It could be some people referring to you as a terrorist just because of how you look, or your religion.

Wages & Hours Laws

Employers are required to pay a minimum hourly wage, and overtime wages for hours worked in excess of 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Some employees are “exempt” from the overtime requirements if certain criteria are met. Employers are also required to provide employees adequate rest periods and meal breaks. The Labor Laws also provide other protections to employees. It’s also illegal for an employer to discharge an employee in retaliation for the employee’s assertion of his or her rights to fair wages, hours and conditions of employment.

Any individual employee whose rights are violated may sue to recover damages for his or her loss. When an employer of hundreds or thousands of employees violates the labor laws with respect to their entire work force or a sizable portion thereof, an aggrieved employee may bring a class action for the benefit of all similarly situated employees to recover all unpaid wages, penalties, interest and costs of suit.

Employers’ abusive violation of these labor laws inflict constant and recurring injuries on workers and their families. Employers willingly violate the law because they are able to get away with it most of the time, resulting in substantial savings in the cost of doing business and lucrative profits. Individuals’ lives are devastated by the callous pursuit of profits at any cost. The Cochran Firm seeks to end Employers’ widespread, unlawful and largely unrestrained abuse of workers by endeavoring to hold Employers accountable for their violation of the wage and hours laws.

Whistle Blower Termination

It is against public policy (and therefore illegal) for an Employer to discharge an employee in retaliation for the employee’s protected activity in the interest of public policy. Generally, “protected activity” falls into four categories: (1) refusing to violate a statute; (2) performing a statutory obligation (3) exercising a statutory right or privilege; and (4) reporting an alleged violation of a statute of public importance, commonly know as “blowing the whistle.”

“Whistle blowing” is, perhaps, the most well known form of protected activity: E.g., reporting the employer’s violation of workplace safety laws to OSHA; reporting the employer’s insider trading to the SEC; reporting the employer’s tax violations to the IRS; reporting the employer’s insurance fraud or MediCare fraud to appropriate authorities, etc.

An employee does not have to actually “blow the whistle” to be protected. Simply refusing to participate in illegal conduct is protected. Thus, it would be unlawful for an employer to discharge an employee because they refuse to engage in violations of workplace safety laws, insider trading, tax law violations, insurance fraud, etc.

Likewise, employees are protected when they engage in legally sanctioned conduct, such as making a workers compensation claim, filing a complaint with the labor department about wages and hours violations, filing a complaint with the EEOC about sexual harassment or discrimination, labor union activity, etc.

It’s hard enough to deal with the day-to-day stress of work. No one should lose their job because they are honest and law biding. The Cochran Firm is committed to making employers who break the law pay for the damage they cause to hard-working, honest people.

Disability Discrimination

Under the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), an employer must provide a “reasonable accommodation” to an employee with a disability if the accommodation makes it possible for the employee to perform the essential functions of his or her job. When an employee with a disability requests an accommodation of their disability, the employer must engage in an interactive process with the employee in good faith to determine if and what reasonable accommodation can be made so the employee can continue doing their job. Failure to so engage in the interactive process and failure to provide a reasonable accommodation is a violation of a disabled persons civil rights. Additionally, these violations are typically committed in conjunction with the termination of the disabled employee’s employment.

The loss of a job is a serious set back for most people. For a person with a disability it can be tremendously devastating. Finding a new job can often be an almost insurmountable challenge when prospective employers know of your disability.

At the Cochran Firm we truly care about the well-being of all individuals and discrimination against the disabled is particularly egregious. Every human being deserves to be treated with dignity, respect and fairness. We proudly represent the disabled in pursuit of justice and equal opportunities the law provides when such injustices occur.

Hostile Work Environment

It is against State and Federal law for an employer, supervisor or co-worker to harass an employee on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation. Sexual harassment or any other protected status harassment violates civil rights. The Cochran Firm is committed to fight for victims’ rights, to hold perpetrators accountable, and to make the workplace better.

Sexual Harassment

It is against State and Federal law for an employer, supervisor or co-worker to harass an employee on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation. Sexual harassment or any other protected status harassment violates civil rights. The Cochran Firm is committed to fight for victims’ rights, to hold perpetrators accountable, and to make the workplace better.