Scranton Motorcycle Accidents Attorneys
Protecting motorcyclists in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties
Of all the motorists on the road, motorcyclists are at the greatest risk for accident and injury. Our lawyers at The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini have decades of experience in fighting for the rights of motorcyclists and can protect your rights in an accident claim or lawsuit. We are here, as a team, to advise and represent you.
Vulnerability to serious injury
Motorcycles offer riders a great deal of freedom. But with that freedom comes great risk, because motorcycles offer so little protection: There is nothing to shield the rider in a crash, which is why motorcycle accidents typically result in serious injuries and even death, especially when trucks are involved. Bikers are rarely responsible for the accidents they’re involved in: Other drivers have been shown to violate motorcyclists’ rights-of-way in two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents. Based on motorcycle accident research, it’s also clear that other drivers rarely see a biker until just before the moment of impact, which is not enough time to avoid an accident.
The challenges of biker bias
Motorcycle accident cases are difficult to handle because of the public’s misconception of bikers, which is why juries often don’t hold motorcyclists in a favorable light. Our lawyers know that biker bias is a common challenge when pursuing compensation for a motorcycle accident:
- Motorcyclists are unfairly perceived as rebels and risk takers — and considered more dangerous than other motorists.
- Loud bikes as well as bikers who dart in and out of traffic are perceived as the norm rather than the exception.
- Because cars far outnumber motorcycles on all roads, car drivers often fail to share the road safely with motorcyclists.
When we handle your motorcycle accident case, we are committed to correcting the unfair stereotypes that many bikers must deal with. We understand that to prevail in your case, we must overcome those initial challenges and work diligently to make a significant difference.
Get the legal help you need for your motorcycle accident case
At The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini, we are here to help if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident. Call us at 570-955-3251 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers. Our hours are flexible for your convenience. Our office is conveniently located near the federal courthouse and offers ample parking. We handle all cases on contingency.