Navigation Links
The Cochran Firm, D.C. Announces $1.026 Million Verdict on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in Personal Injury Lawsuit

Washington, D.C (PRWEB) October 21, 2013

The Cochran Firm, D.C. today announces that David Haynes, its managing partner, secured a $1.026 million verdict on Oct. 10, 2013, in the case of Michael and Amanda Spence v. Thomas E. Shockley, et al., Case No. 22-C-11-001912 MT, in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, Maryland. Wicomico County is a venue commonly thought to be an unreceptive jurisdiction where significant verdicts are rare. The jury found that two defendants were negligent when they towed a farm implement that extended far into their adjacent road lane. Because of glare from the light of the vehicle towing the equipment and low visibility during the sunset hours, the plaintiff alleged he was unable to see the equipment infringing into his lane when he tragically collided with the farming equipment. The defense contended they had the right to be in the other lane due to width exemptions for farm equipment.

According to court documents, despite towing wide equipment that occupied space in the lane next to his vehicle, the defendant neglected to use a wide load sign or a lead car to prevent the accident that tragically occurred. In the collision, the court documents state that the injured victim suffered serious injuries, including the permanent loss of an eye. His wife, who was a passenger in the vehicle, suffered a fractured hip.

After the violent crash, the victim and his wife chose The Cochran Firm, D.C. to represent them in filing a claim against the occupants of the vehicle towing the farm equipment and their employers. During the subsequent trial, a Wicomico County jury heard extensive testimony including expert witnesses, police officers, paramedics, and medical doctors, according to court documents. Wicomico County is a rural farming county located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. To provide high-caliber legal representation for the injured victims, The Cochran Firm, D.C. conducted depositions, conducted an extensive discovery process for evidence gathering, analyzed medical records, appeared at multiple court hearings and drafted legal motions vigorously opposing the defendants and their insurance provider who refused to offer the injured victims adequate compensation. The last offer in the case was $200,000 – or less than 20% of the jury verdict.

After weighing the evidence and listening to Haynes’ legal arguments, the jury returned a verdict of $1.026 million. According to court documents, the verdict is designed to cover past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, physical impairment, inconvenience, and disfigurement.

“We are pleased that the jury in this matter recognized the serious harms directly caused by the unacceptable negligence of the defendants. Justice has been served in Wicomico County, Maryland for our clients,” David Haynes, managing partner of The Cochran Firm, D.C., said. “I believe this case should send a message that all drivers on the road will be held accountable for their actions and ultimately, will lead to greater safety on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.”

Haynes is available for comment regarding this important and historic verdict. According to the legal research database WestLaw, this is the first jury verdict of more than $1 million in a non-medical malpractice personal injury case in Wicomico County, Maryland.

About The Cochran Firm, D.C.
With decades of collective legal experience, the team of seasoned attorneys at The Cochran Firm, D.C. represents victims of catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, child care abuse, and other injuries in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The qualified legal professionals with The Cochran Firm, D.C. brings experienced, high-caliber legal expertise to ordinary citizens who have been injured by others’ careless actions. Attorneys with The Cochran Firm, D.C. were selected as 2013 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and have received top ratings from their peers, local and national publications and organizations, and clients for achieving successful verdicts and settlements for injury victims.

The team of seasoned lawyers at The Cochran Firm, D.C. handles a variety of claims, including medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, product liability, premises liability, nursing home abuse, and police abuse and brutality

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Possible August 2013 Deadline Ahead for North Carolina DePuy ASR Hip Recall Lawsuits, Product Liability Lawyer Ben Cochran Says
2. Cochrane finds no reliable evidence on effectiveness of electric fans in heatwaves
3. Wound care meta-review draws firm conclusions from Cochrane published studies
4. Surrogacy Matching and Legal Services Law Firm, Creative Family Connections LLC, Profiled as Major Surrogacy Agency by Washingtonian Magazine
5. Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers of Belt Law Firm, P.C., Discuss New Studies on Link between Strokes, TBI
6. Sacramento Personal Injury firm, Demas Law Group P.C., Continues the “Green Apple Award” School Supplies Gift Program
7. Online Benefits Administration Firm, Benefit Express, Offers New Solution to Help Clients With Health Care Reform Communication
8. Business Finance Store Raises Over $90,000 in Funding for Alternative Energy Resources Firm, Innovative Energy Solutions
9. Michael Melville of IntelliSoft Group Joins Partner Firm, Contract Logix, as Group CEO
10. Surrogacy matching and legal services law firm, Creative Family Connections LLC, launches newly redesigned website
11. Social Media Management Firm, 21Digital, Launches National Facebook Sweepstakes for Client, Primal Pit Paste
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Trustify is proud to announce the success of the ... an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence. , Trustify and Becky’s Fund have joined ... survivors of domestic violence. Trustify is also proud to announce the launch of the ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Henderson, a town of ... Gigabit Internet through a partnership this year with Aeneas Internet and Telephone. , ... attractive destination for entrepreneurs who want to build a business. Whether startups or ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... coalition of obesity groups has filed a discrimination claim against the U.S. Department of ... coverage in their Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans are breaking the clause in the ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Speech and physical therapies are ... innovative technologies and under the right circumstances, these practices can be merged. ... dual-approach to his or her therapeutic sessions, as well as gives the physical ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , ... December 01, 2015 , ... It’s official: Tattoo ... tattoo — a number even greater among Millennials (a whopping one in three aged ... and more people who are dissatisfied with their ink. In fact, RealSelf , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... 01, 2015 ... the "Medium Molecular Weight Polyisobutylene Market ... Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, ... 2023" report to their offering. ... addition of the "Medium Molecular Weight ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 1, 2015   Nottingham Spirk , a ... the publication of a free whitepaper , ... Market". The whitepaper gives medical product companies, pharmaceutical ... this lucrative segment. Nottingham Spirk ... manage their own health, save money (i.e., fewer ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 1, 2015 Array BioPharma Inc. ... its Chief Executive Officer, Ron Squarer ... Healthcare Conference in New York.  The public ... through a webcast on the Array BioPharma ... --> , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: