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Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Handle My Cases?

If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury due to another party’s negligence, it is essential that you hire a skilled attorney.  Personal injury law is a matter best handled by a lawyer, since the laws impinging on an injury case are complex, and the liable party or parties will likely take aggressive measures to avoid responsibility for the injury.  Only a lawyer experienced in personal injury litigation can navigate the relevant laws and obtain the damages to which a victim is entitled.  Proner & Proner provides outstanding representation for the injured; each personal injury lawyer at our New York City law firm has the experience and skill to handle even the most complex cases successfully. When you entrust your potential case to our lawyers, we will work diligently to obtain a successful outcome on your behalf.

Our Talented Legal Team

Mitchell Proner and A. Stanley Proner lead our law firm’s personal injury law team in New York City.  We possess years of combined experience in injury litigation, and each attorney has successfully settled numerous lawsuits for clients throughout the state.  Just like the large firms, Proner & Proner are not intimidated in dealings with major health care providers, insurance companies, and other law firms, and we are able to fight untiringly until a client’s case has been successfully resolved.  Contact Proner & Proner to learn more about how you may benefit from hiring a personal injury lawyer.  We serve clients throughout New York City, the five boroughs and statewide.

Why Is It Crucial to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries.  However, whether your case is settled in or out of court, the process of obtaining damages is likely to be overwhelming if you attempt to represent yourself.  Therefore, it is essential that you hire an experienced and aggressive personal injury lawyer.  An attorney who focuses on personal injury law is able to make sure that you take all the steps necessary to the successful resolution of your case, from filing your claim on time to uncovering evidence, litigating or settling out of court, and collecting your settlement.

Issues in Personal Injury Cases

The following issues make hiring a personal injury lawyer especially important:

  • Statute of Limitations – The statute of limitations is the time limit within which a personal injury victim must file suit. The statute of limitations varies from state to state (it is approximately one year in New York).  After this time limit has passed, victims may not pursue compensations for their injuries.
  • Insurance – When it comes to personal injury cases, insurance companies employ teams of experts trained in reducing the company’s payments by minimizing victims’ settlements.  It takes vigorous legal representation – virtually impossible without the help of an attorney – to counter insurance companies’ actions.
  • Compensation – The amount of compensation a personal injury victim may obtain for his or her injuries depends on several factors, including the severity of the injury, the circumstances surrounding the accident, and the skill of the victim’s attorney.  Hiring a lawyer is the best way to ensure that the victim receives the full measure of compensation to which he or she is entitled.
  • Punitive Damages – In cases in which the plaintiff was injured by maliciousness or wanton misconduct by the defendant (for example, a physical assault), the plaintiff may be able to file for punitive damages.  Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant and are awarded separately from compensatory damages.

Our Services for Personal Injury Victims

Proner & Proner is equipped to handle any type of personal injury case, including related legal matters such as motor vehicle, commercial vehicle, motorcycle, pedestrian, premises liability, product liability, and construction accidents; medical malpractice; brain, back, spinal cord, and burn injuries; and wrongful death. If you believe that you have a possible personal injury case, contact our firm to learn more about how we can help. We offer a free initial consultation.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

Hiring a skilled attorney is absolutely essential to recovering damages in a personal injury case.  Our New York City law firm can provide the outstanding and committed legal counsel you need after suffering an injury.  Contact Proner & Proner today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.


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.