Attorneys Handling Negligence Claims in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties

Have you been injured due to negligence? We can help.

Negligence claims are the most common claims in civil litigation. But negligence may also be claimed in a criminal case if it results in manslaughter or is a serious breach of a public duty, such as carelessness by the engineer of a train, for example.  If you have been injured as the result of another party’s negligent actions, our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys with The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini can determine whether you have a case and, if so, represent you in seeking damages for injuries.

Most negligence cases arise from vehicular traffic accidents. The manufacturer of a defective product may be held liable in a negligence case for a faulty or unsafe product. In the medical, psychotherapeutic, legal and other professional arenas, negligence is measured against generally accepted knowledge and practice standards and is called malpractice. Our Scranton-area attorneys have more than 60 combined years of fighting for victims of malpractice and other kinds of negligence. We’re committed to righting wrongs and restoring the balance in your life following your injury.

What is negligence?

Negligence is the failure to take proper care or use reasonable care in doing something, which results in damage or injury to another person. A basic negligence claim must show proof of:

  • A duty owed
  • A breach of that duty
  • The breach was the cause of the injury in question
  • The breach proximately caused the injury
  • Actual quantifiable injury and/or damages were suffered

What is strict liability?

In law, strict liability in negligence cases is a standard of liability that may exist in a criminal or civil context. Strict liability focuses the negligence claim on the product itself rather than on the negligence of the manufacturer. Under strict liability, the manufacturer is liable if the product is defective, even if the manufacturer was not negligent in making that product defective.

You have a right to expect products to be safe and work properly

In addition to enacting statutes that deal with negligence and strict liability claims, many states have enacted consumer protection statutes that provide specific remedies for a variety of product defects. The most widely recognized consumer protection statute is the lemon law, which protects consumers in the event of a defective automobile.

Contact us for a free consultation and case review of your negligence case

Call The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini at 570-955-3251 or contact us online for a free consultation.  All cases are handled on contingency. We have flexible business hours and available parking at our Scranton office, located near the federal courthouse.