Scranton Personal Injury Attorneys Secure Compensation for Clients

Assisting those in need in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties

The Scranton personal injury lawyers at The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini have extensive experience and great success handling personal injury cases. When you’ve suffered an injury or been in an auto accident and another party is responsible, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Whenever a court of law can determine that someone is responsible for injuring someone else, that party is liable for the injury and may be made to pay the injured person compensatory damages.

If you’ve suffered a serious injury, or have tragically lost a loved one to wrongful death, it is best to rely on the knowledge of an experienced personal injury or wrongful death attorney to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience providing  compassionate legal counsel in the following areas:

What damages can you recover under Pennsylvania law?

Compensatory damages are intended to restore injured people to the position they were in before being injured. If you suffer an injury based on someone else’s negligence, our Scranton personal injury and workers' compensation attorneys  can help you recover damages for:

  • Current and past medical expenses
  • Future estimated medical costs
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Permanent disability
  • Lost wages
  • Property damages (vehicle repair or replacement)
  • Assistance for household chores
  • Emotional distress—depression, anxiety, etc.
  • Diminished future earning capacity
  • Costs directly related to the injury

What can you expect to recover?

The damages you can recover in a Pennsylvania personal injury case are based on comparative negligence law. Comparative negligence refers to the percentage of fault in causing an injury.

For example, in an SUV rollover accident, there may be multiple causes. As skilled Scranton auto accident attorneys, we may determine that the SUV had a defective roof that crushed during the rollover and was the major reason the driver sustained injury. But an incorrect bank of the road and the fact that the driver was talking on a cell phone were other contributing factors. If the defective roof is assigned 75 percent fault, the nonstandard road condition 10 percent fault, and the inattentive driver 15 percent fault, the driver's recoverable damages are 85 percent. If total damages are estimated at $250,000, recoverable damages are $212,500.

In some cases, punitive damages are also awarded in these lawsuits. Punitive damages are intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others.

Call us to speak with a compassionate personal injury lawyer in Scranton, PA today for a free initial consultation

The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini confidently handles all types of personal injury claims. We offer a free consultation to review your case, and all cases are handled on contingency, so you pay nothing unless we win. We are located near the courthouse and offer flexible office hours and convenient parking. Call us at 570.955.3251 or contact us online today.