Scranton Truck Accidents Attorneys

Determined advocacy for seriously injured clients in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties

At The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini, our lawyers in Scranton assist clients who have been involved in truck accidents, which often result in serious injury and more than one liable party.

Anyone who sustains an injury as the result of a trucking accident can sue any individual, company or entity that is at fault for causing the accident. If a loved one was killed in a trucking accident, you may sue the individual, company or entity at fault for wrongful death. Liable parties in trucking accidents may include:

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies or drivers’ employers
  • Mechanics responsible for maintaining the truck
  • Manufacturers of defective truck parts
  • Cargo-loading companies (if shifting cargo was a cause of the accident)

Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident

The totality of injury from a trucking accident almost always exceeds that of an auto accident, and is often devastating. Due to the sheer size of trucks and tractor-trailers, impacts occurring in trucking accidents often result in serious injuries including neck and back injuries, head and spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even wrongful death. These cases demand a thorough and aggressive inquiry by a competent and experienced team of legal and medical professionals.

Legal understanding of trucking industry laws

Trucking is a highly regulated industry, subject to numerous rules and regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Drivers must adhere to hours of service regulations (limitations on maximum driving hours) and are subject to drug and alcohol testing, maintenance checks, commercial driving qualifications and special driver's training requirements. Many trucks carry on-board information recorders (referred to as black boxes) that capture information such as speed, seat-belt usage, brake use, throttle shifting and the truck's condition during impact.

Our knowledgeable Scranton auto accident lawyers work with other experts to determine fault in truck accidents and gather evidence to hold responsible parties accountable. Timely investigation is generally a factor because driving logs and other records are only required to be kept for a limited time under industry regulations.

Restoring balance in the lives of truck accident victims

The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini offers a free initial consultation to review your accident case. Call 570.955.3251 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today. We offer flexible appointment hours and convenient parking at our Scranton office located near the federal courthouse. All cases are handled on a contingency basis.