Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Lawyers in New York City

Serving Victims of NY Trucking Accidents

People who are injured in trucking accidents face a greater risk of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death than those injured in other types of motor vehicle accidents, due in part to the size and weight of commercial trucks, as well as the hazardous materials they sometimes carry. If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision with a large commercial vehicle, our truck accident lawyers can help. Serving the entire New York City area and surrounding boroughs, the attorneys of Proner & Proner bring years of combined experience in truck accident law to each case we handle. We are familiar with state and federal laws relating to truck accidents and can provide sound legal advice. To learn how our personal injury attorneys can help you obtain compensation after a truck accident, contact Proner & Proner to schedule a free case evaluation.

Common Causes of NYC Truck Accidents

Due to the disproportionate size of big rig trucks, they may be more susceptible to accidents caused by road hazards, dangerous weather conditions and the negligence of other drivers on the road. A number of other factors, including defective automotive products, faulty manufacturing and normal vehicle wear and tear can result in a trucking accident. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, whether you believe the cause of the accident was controllable or not, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. At Proner & Proner, our truck accident lawyers serve victims in Manhattan and throughout New York. We will work diligently to determine the cause of the trucking accident and hold the responsible parties accountable.

Proving Fault in NY Trucking Accident Cases

In order to be eligible for compensation in a trucking accident case, you must be able to prove that the accident occurred as the result of another party’s negligence. Similar to car and motorcycle accident cases, several parties can be held liable for a trucking accident, including the truck driver, the manufacturer of the truck (or a part of the truck) or the party responsible for maintaining safe road conditions. However, proving who was at fault, and to what degree, can be extremely difficult, given the complexity of personal injury and liability laws and the perseverance of the defense. Therefore, it is best to enlist the assistance of skilled and practiced attorneys to do so. Our truck accident lawyers are known throughout Manhattan, New York and the entire nation for providing outstanding legal representation. We will work aggressively to help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

Our Manhattan Trucking Accident Lawyers – Dedicated Experts on Your Side

Proner & Proner provides the exceptional legal services of two of the most experienced and dedicated truck accident lawyers in New York. Mitchell Proner and A. Stanley Proner have years of combined experience representing victims of trucking accidents, as well as single-vehicle accidents, multiple-vehicle accidents, drunk driving accidents, bus accidents and other types of commercial vehicle accidents. We provide outstanding legal services for truck accident victims, including accident investigation and assistance collecting the necessary paperwork, at each step of the litigation process. Our firm has an impressive record of verdicts and settlements – a record we strive to build upon with each client we represent. If you have suffered personal injury in a trucking accident, entrust your case to attorneys with the skill and experience necessary to pursue a successful verdict or settlement. Contact Proner & Proner today to schedule a free case evaluation.

What to Do after a Trucking Accident in New York

If you are involved in a trucking accident, first and foremost, seek medical attention. At the accident scene, be careful not to make statements indicating fault for the accident, even if you believe you were solely responsible, since the defense can use such statements to reduce your claim. You should also contact an experienced auto or trucking accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident. An experienced attorney can determine whether you have a case, and, if you do, they will gather evidence at the scene of the accident, witness testimony and the necessary paperwork to proceed. Having an attorney on your side often reduces the stress involved in dealing with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, maximizes the amount of compensation you are able to obtain and prevents the negligent party from escaping responsibility.

Why Hire Our NY Truck Accident Attorneys

Commercial trucking is a booming industry. Thousands of large semi trucks travel the roads each day, delivering products of all kinds nationwide. Unfortunately, the more trucks are on the road, the more frequently serious truck accidents occur. Additionally, because trucks are larger, heavier and less maneuverable than passenger vehicles, they tend to cause more damage when there is a wreck. Expert legal representation is imperative if you or a loved one is involved in a truck accident. The New York personal injury attorneys of Proner & Proner have the resources and experience needed to make the most of your case.

About New York Truck Accidents

When truckers and their employers take risks and put other motorists in danger, our truck accident lawyers hold them to account for the damage they cause. Truckers who drive too fast and violate other traffic laws take risks with their own lives and those of others. Though some trucking companies encourage responsible behavior among their drivers, others encourage them to push the limit in order to maximize profits. They may also skimp on maintenance in violation of the law, leaving vehicles unsafe and prone to malfunction.

Because trucking is a business that places a premium on speed, drivers are under pressure to push themselves beyond the limits of their endurance. Despite regulations limiting the number of hours a trucker can stay on the road, many accidents are caused by truck drivers who are too fatigued to operate their vehicles safely. Some may fall asleep or fail to react. Still others rely on powerful drugs to stay awake, which may be even more hazardous. Additionally, due to their size, trucks are prone to rollovers during turns.

Commercial truck drivers who take these risks are responsible for the consequences of their actions like anyone else. When a reckless or negligent trucker injures you or someone you love, the consequences can be dire: large trucks tend to cause more serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, with effects that last may a lifetime. At Proner & Proner, our personal injury attorneys are forceful advocates for victims of truck accidents. We will defend your rights vigorously to ensure that you get every dollar to which you are entitled.

Why Hire Proner & Proner for Your NYC Truck Accident Case?

Truck accident cases are often more complicated than auto accidents. This is partly due to the sheer destruction at the site of a truck accident. Often, sophisticated reconstruction techniques are required to determine exactly what happened. We have the resources to ensure that your accident is reconstructed completely and accurately.

Another factor complicating truck accident lawsuits is the number of potential defendants involved. In many cases, multiple parties are liable for your injuries, including the driver, the company that employed the driver and other employees of the business. There will also be negotiations with the insurance companies. If you or a member of your family has been seriously injured, you should be focused on recovery. Our attorneys are experts in truck accidents and will work hard on your behalf, doing everything possible to maximize the value of your case so you can focus on getting better.

Learn More about Litigation Involving NYC Truck Accidents

Contact Proner & Proner today to discuss your case with one of our experts in truck accidents. We have helped countless accident victims recover large verdicts and settlements in compensation for semi truck accidents. If you have been injured through no fault of your own, we may be able to help you too.

Contact Our Experienced NYC Truck Accident Lawyers

If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, our NY personal injury and truck accident lawyers can help. Serving Manhattan and all of New York, our attorneys will work diligently to pursue compensation for your injuries and provide the expert legal counsel you need. Take the first step in making sure your rights are protected and contact Proner & Proner today to schedule a free case review.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.


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