Since 1982, Merkel & Cocke, P.A. has offered thorough, aggressive legal representation on behalf of clients throughout Mississippi. As one of the largest plaintiffs’ personal injury law firms in the state, we consider it our duty and our honor to serve the people of our communities, and to uphold their rights in court. Our reputation is such that other law firms turn to us when they need legal counsel, and our business has grown through the years because of the referrals of these attorneys, who trust us with their needs and the needs of their clients. We are the firm you can trust when there are challenges ahead. To schedule a free consultation, please complete our contact form.
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HeartWare HVAD System Recalled for Defects
Since the beginning of the summer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has had to recall several medical devices that can cause serious injury or death for the general public. One of the most recent devices to be recalled was the HeartWare HVAD System distributed by the company Medtronic. This recall comes as no surprise,…Read More
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. Congratulates Partners for Being Selected for 2022 Best Lawyers
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is proud to announce that four of its partners were named to the 2022 list of Best Lawyers in America. Every year, Best Lawyers recognizes the leading attorneys in a particular region and practice area for their work, based on the review of their peers. About our award winning attorneys Charles…Read More
The Relationship Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia
Accident victims can suffer a traumatic brain injury due to many different causes. A man or woman may suffer a violent blow to the head in a car accident, while working, after a slip and fall, or due to a construction accident. Newborns may suffer a traumatic brain injury due to medical malpractice. Recreational accidents…Read More
The Dangers Posed by Different Types of Trucks & Trailers
Commercial trucks come in all shapes and sizes. Different types are used to transport different types of products. The common denominators are that every truck driver is required to understand how to operate the type of truck or trailer they operate. This includes obtaining the proper training. A proper understanding also includes properly and regularly…Read More
Holiday Safety: Which Children’s Products Have Been Recalled?
Pandemic or not, it is that time of year when everyone begins making out their lists for holiday gift shopping. If you have children, you want to be certain you buy them safe toys. Nothing sours the holidays more than a preventable trip to the emergency room. This year has seen numerous recalls on children’s…Read More
The Role Video Cameras Play in Car Crash Claims
Everywhere you go, you risk being recorded on video one way or another. Video cameras are everywhere. Between security cameras, mobile phone cameras, traffic cameras, and dashcams; you could wind up on a video recording without even knowing it. However, one of these cameras could wind up benefiting you if injured in a car accident…Read More
Merkel & Cocke Named to Best Law Firms for 2021
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is pleased to announce that the firm has been chosen for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Best Law Firms. In fact, the practice was named Tier 1 in the Memphis metropolitan area for its work in: Medical Malpractice Law for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation for Defendants Personal Injury Litigation for…Read More
Examining Liability in Multi-Vehicle Pileups Involving Trucks
Multi-vehicle crashes along Mississippi highways are not uncommon. In fact, they are more common than one might think. Even though the pandemic has reduced traffic volume across the country, the number of tractor-trailers and delivery trucks on our roads has increased, and 2020 has still seen more than its share of multi-vehicle pileups on the…Read More
Tasteless, Tingling Tongue? You Could Have a Lingual Nerve Injury
When you go to the dentist for minor dental work, you expect to feel a little numb or tingly after the procedure. If that numbness or tingling continues, however, you may have sustained an injury to the lingual nerve – the nerve that allows your tongue to taste and feel sensation. The most common cause…Read More
Amazon Continues to Sell Products That Have Exploded, Caused Fires, and Melted
Amazon’s private label line, AmazonBasics, was launched in 2009. AmazonBasics offers budget-friendly products, including appliances, electronics, and furniture. There are more than 5,000 different products with the AmazonBasics name attached to them. Despite reports of multiple AmazonBasics products exploding, catching firing, or melting, the company has yet to remove all of them from the market.…Read More