Terry Cochran has limited his practice to representing individuals who have sustained serious personal injuries including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, loss of earning ability, psychiatric and psychological trauma, exposure to toxins and other life altering events.
Because serious personal injuries arise from various circumstances of life, Terry Cochran has mastered the law of auto negligence, Michigan no fault benefits, worker’s compensation, slip and fall, train/auto collisions, boating mishaps, airplane catastrophes, large truck accidents, highway design defects and defective products including negligent design, manufacturing and warning.
As a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, Terry Cochran has obtained verdicts in excess of millions of dollars including a case against Tuscola County Road Commission (highway design defect) wherein the jury returned a verdict in favor of Mr. Cochran’s Client (a traumatic brain injury survivor) in the amount of Twelve ($12,000,000) Million Dollars. The verdict against the Tuscola County Road Commission is one of the top ten largest gross verdicts ever returned in a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Michigan!
Similarly, in a lawsuit against Sun Advertising Inc., the insurance company (insurer of the negligent truck driver) refused to offer Terry Cochran’s Client (70 year old with a herniated disk) anything more than Ninety ($90,000) Thousand Dollars, although admitting that their insured was at fault. Mr. Cochran persuasively requested Four Hundred and Ninety ($490,000) Thousand Dollars. The jury, however, returned a verdict in excess of Six Hundred ($600,000) Thousand Dollars!
Although the results reached against the Tuscola County Road Commission and Sun Advertising Inc. cannot be guaranteed in your case, their results are indicative of Terry Cochran’s trial success.
When you retain Terry Cochran to protect your rights, he promises to diligently pursue your claim and keep you advised as your case progresses. Initially, you will meet with Mr. Cochran to review your case in detail. The meeting may last an hour or two. In some cases, more than one meeting may be necessary if the case is particularly complicated. However, when you leave his office, you will be satisfied that you are retaining an attorney who will take the time to understand the case and pursue your rights vigorously.
In addition to an active trial practice, Terry Cochran has also argued in the Court of Appeals to advance the cause of his Clients. However, his true strength lies in preparing and presenting a case to a jury.
On the personal side, Terry Cochran is married to Assistant Michigan Attorney General SuAnn Cochran. Together, they have two children. When not practicing law, he spends time with his family, golfs and enjoys reading.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.