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Fact Sheet about Personal Injury

Injuries happen every day. Sometimes they are simply an accident, and other times they are the result of somebody’s negligence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • The leading cause of unintentional injuries for all ages in 2012 was slip and falls.
  • The leading cause of death for individuals ages 1 – 44 in 2012 was unintentional injury.
  • The average cost of a hospital stay in 2013 was $96,387.

Personal Injury Attorneys

Stewart L. Cohen

Stewart L. Cohen

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Joel S. Rosen

Joel S. Rosen

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Harry M. Roth

Harry M. Roth

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Personal Injury Incidents

In addition to the short-term costs associated with recovery, those injured can suffer loss of wages, an inability to return to work and loss of enjoyment of life. The personal injury attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., have more than 40 years’ experience helping Scranton families with both the short and long-term effects of their injuries.

Common Types of Personal Injuries

Whether injured in a car accident, construction accident, or due to a defective product, any personal injury takes a physical, emotional and financial toll on you and your family. Our Scranton personal injury attorneys have seen many different types of injuries over the course of our 40 years in practice. Such injuries include:

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The result of excessive damage to the head that can cause swelling, bleeding and fluid accumulation in the brain, traumatic brain injuries can cause life-altering physical and cognitive disabilities.

Internal Injuries

The impact of the crash, sustaining broken ribs, or even being impaled can lacerate, puncture or rupture the lungs, liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidney or other organs. If the organs need to be removed it can cause lifelong medical problems.


Whether chemical, electrical or caused by fire, burns are serious and life-threatening injuries that may require surgery to graft new skin on to the burned areas, and lead to painful rehabilitation, breathing and lung issues and a high chance of infection.

Medical malpractice

Negligence on the part of a doctor or nurse can result in a variety of injuries, from cerebral palsy to an infant deprived of oxygen at birth, nicked arteries or organs during surgery or adverse reaction to an overdose of medication.

Product defects

Products that are made in a defective manner can cause a variety of serious physical injuries, from amputation to infection.


Construction or car accidents can result in the complete or partial amputation of one or more limbs.

Spinal cord injuries

Injuries to the vertebrae in the neck or back can result in lifelong pain or paralysis that affects your ability to walk, work or even live independently.

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Whatever caused your injury, the Scranton personal injury attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. are ready to help. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury and are at the forefront of litigation going after large corporations for defective products.

Contact Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. to Handle Your Personal Injury Case Today. We will work aggressively to ensure you are compensated for your injuries.

Investigating Personal Injury Requires Resources

A successful personal injury case requires a commitment of time and resources, both from the client and the attorney. If you are willing to file a claim, the Scranton personal injury attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. are ready to put their time and resources to work for you.

The cornerstone of any personal injury case is to prove that your injury was caused by the negligence of a third-party or was the result of a defective product. This first requires an extensive review of your medical history to determine the extent of your injuries and the current and potential impact on your health, ability to work and overall enjoyment of life. We will need to look not just at your medical records associated with the injury, but your entire medical history. That is because the defendant’s attorney will try to argue that your injuries were caused by past actions, as opposed to his client’s negligence, and we need to be prepared to combat that argument.


We then must be able to prove that the accident or defective product caused your injuries. In addition to medical testimony regarding the likely cause of your injuries, we will need to review details regarding the accident that caused the injury. If your injury was caused by a defective product, we will have experts in the field examine the design of the product to determine whether the design was defective and thus the cause of your injury. If you were injured in a car accident, we will need to look at driving conditions, whether intoxication or excessive speed was a factor, and have an accident reconstruction expert recreate the scene to determine liability.

There are many pieces to put together when mounting a successful personal injury cases. But the personal injury attorneys at the Scranton office of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. have a proven track record of obtaining financial compensation to help clients begin the slow road back to recovery following their injuries.


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