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What Happens When a Motorcycle Accident Leads to Paralysis?

Motorcycle Accidents and Paralysis When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, the injuries sustained are often much worse than injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents. Some injuries cause death while others lead to hospitalization. Although protective gear is often worn by motorcyclists, helmets and jackets cannot provide full protection in the event of an … Continued

How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

Overview of Personal Injury Almost any type of accident, whether it be a car accident, slip and fall or construction accident, can cause serious injuries and result in a personal injury claim. While some injuries are the result of human error, those that result from third-party negligence can often be catastrophic and life-changing.  For example, … Continued

How to Determine if You Have a Spinal Cord Injury

Overview: Spinal Cord Injuries The spinal cord is an integral part of the central nervous system, operating as a bridge between the brain and the rest of the body. When a spinal cord injury occurs, the consequences can be catastrophic, potentially leading to the inability to control certain limbs. According to the Mayo Clinic, the … Continued

How Much Money Can I Recover if I Was Injured at Work?

Workplace Accidents and Injuries in New York Did you know that the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board receives approximately 140,000 applications each year from employees who were injured on the job? These staggering statistics are indicative of how often workplace accidents happen in New York. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions … Continued

Serious Personal Injuries and Compensation

After being injured in an accident, whether it be a slip and fall or motor vehicle collision, you may be wondering how to go about obtaining compensation. This is where contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer from Proner & Proner comes into play. Our firm has over 50 years of experience advocating for clients who … Continued

Motorcycle Safety Tips to Avoid Accidents

Statistics on Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Given the harrowing statistics of motorcycle accident fatalities in the United States, taking safety measures when riding should be of the utmost importance for new and experienced motorcyclists alike. Indeed, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) reported that, in 2016, 5,286 motorcyclists died in motorcycle accidents throughout the country. … Continued

Construction Worker Injuries and Your Legal Options in New York

Common Construction Site Injuries As most construction workers know all too well, their jobs involve a certain level of risk. On any given day, construction workers can fall from scaffolding, get hit by heavy falling objects while working, and can even be injured by the tools and machinery they use to do their jobs. While … Continued

What is a “No Contact” Motorcycle Accident?

Understanding Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents in New York When people hear that someone got into a motorcycle accident, they tend to assume that the motorcyclist collided with another motorcycle or a motor vehicle. However, single-vehicle motorcycle accidents are common in New York. Just as the name suggests, single-vehicle accidents are accidents where the motorcyclist crashes, but … Continued

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Road Rage Incident

Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.

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Hit and Run

Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

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Ferry Disaster

Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.