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What is White Collar Crime?

The term “white collar crime” is used to refer to crimes involving any form of dishonest business practice. White collar crime can include things such as fraud, embezzlement, insider trading, or swindles that cheat consumers. White collar crimes are always financial, but differ from theft in that they are performed under the false guise of legitimate business practices, or against a company by an employee without threat, coercion, or violence.
White Collar Crime Defense Attorneys

Dealing with Insurance Companies after a Slip and Fall Accident

Insurance companies are behemoth corporations that have proven time and again their devotion to protecting profits over people. This means that when you attempt to deal with an insurance company following a slip and fall accident, they will do everything in their power to minimize or completely dismiss your settlement.

Types of Slip and Fall Accidents

There is really only one type of slip and fall accident: you slip, you fall, and you become seriously injured in the process. There are, however, many causes of slip and fall accidents. When you come to the offices of the Cochran Firm South Florida, we will investigate your accident, and seek to prove negligence on the part of the party responsible for the premises to ensure you are properly compensated for all of your damages.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

What is Slip and Fall?

A slip and fall accident includes anytime you lose your footing and fall due to an unmaintained or unsafe walkway, aisle, parking lot, or other area where pedestrians or shoppers may be. Slip and fall accidents frequently occur on public sidewalks, in department stores, and at swimming pools, but can occur anywhere you are walking. To file a slip and fall claim, our personal injury attorneys must establish that a property was not properly maintained, and you were injured as a result.
Proving Negligence

Common Deposition Questions Related to a Slip and Fall

Answering deposition questions about a slip and fall can be an intimidating process. The attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida will work with you before and during this time to help ease any emotional discomfort, but knowing what questions to expect can be helpful as well.
Common Disposition Questions

Questions about Slip and Fall

What is a slip and fall accident?
A slip and fall accident occurs when you are using a public area and, due to its maintenance, lose your footing and hurt yourself. This can occur in stores, at public pools, or even on private property.
What can happen in a slip and fall accident?

First Degree vs. Second and Third Degree Robbery Charges

In general, robbery is the taking of another person’s property through the use of force. The amount of force used will determine what type of robbery you are charged with.
Difference of Degrees

Petit Theft vs. Grand Theft

The degree to which a theft charge is pursued by law enforcement and the District Attorney can be made drastically different by one single dollar. Petit theft is a misdemeanor, and occurs when you take up to $300 in stolen goods. Grand theft is a felony, and occurs when you take over $301 in stolen goods. Sadly, the value of merchandise may have its cost inflated or exaggerated in an attempt to force a higher penalty.
Getting the Defense You Deserve

Self Defense

In the state of Florida, a murder that occurred while you were defending yourself may be considered lawful and justified. In fact, if you are being accused of murder after defending yourself or your family from an attacker, robber, or otherwise violent criminal, it is entirely possibly that your charges can be dropped entirely. In order to obtain a ruling that a death occurred in self defense, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.
Hiring the Cochran Firm

I Have Been Written Up after My Workplace Injury. Is This Legal?

It is illegal for an employer to deny workers’ compensation when an employee is injured on the job. It is not illegal for that employer to issue a warning or write up to the employee to prevent future instances of injury, especially if your conduct contributed to your injury. However, if your employer is creating a hostile work environment, you may have cause to file additional legal action.

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