Long Island Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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Traveling via motorcycle is a great way to get around Long Island and commute into the city. On a warm summer day, there are very few things that motorcycle drivers enjoy more than taking a ride on their bike. 

Proner & Proner, Long Island motorcycle accident attorneys, has a deep connection to motorcycle riding. One of our founding partners, Mitchell Proner, is a motorcycle enthusiast who has dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of motorcycle accident victims. 

If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, we can help. We can file a claim for damages on your behalf to compensate you for injuries sustained in a crash.

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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

  • Spinal cord or neck injuries
  • Broken bones, fractures and crushing injuries
  • Head and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Soft tissue injuries to ligaments, tendons and muscles
  • Road rash, or damage to the upper dermal layers of the skin
  • Deep lacerations to the face and body

Sadly, some motorcycle drivers die at the crash scene or later succumb to injuries too severe to survive. If your loved one died in a motorcycle crash, Proner & Proner can file a wrongful death suit against the driver who caused the accident.

Always call 911 after an accident. The responding police officer will compile the official crash report detailing the circumstances and establishing responsibility for the wreck. 

If you’re hurt, emergency medical care can make a life-saving difference. Additionally, your motorcycle accident lawyer will use your medical records to build your claim for damages.

Motorcycle drivers can suffer life-changing injuries after a crash, and the effects can be devastating, both physically and mentally. Disfigurement, loss of mobility or permanent bodily damage are common after a serious accident.

Depending on how badly you were injured, you may need surgery, skin grafts or ongoing physical therapy to recover. Your lawsuit for damages should include not just covering the medical bills from right after the wreck but also the ongoing treatment you need to recover. 

Your legal team at Proner & Proner will fight to ensure that you get the maximum settlement for your claim.

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How New York Negligence Laws Affect Your Motorcycle Crash Suit

Negligence is reckless or dangerous behavior on the part of one party that causes harm to another party. If another driver isn’t paying attention to the road or is operating their vehicle under the influence, then the law would deem them negligent and responsible for the wreck and your injuries.

New York courts assign degrees of responsibility in vehicle collisions based on how much of the blame each party has for the wreck. For example, if a driver is texting and driving and hits you, they may shoulder 100 percent of the blame. 

However, if they were texting and driving but you changed lanes without signaling, then you may share some of the blame. Remember, you can still collect damages after a wreck even if you bear some liability.

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New York Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Claims

New York law puts a limit on how long after the collision you have to file a claim, known as the statute of limitations. The state allows personal injury claims, which would be injuries from a motorcycle accident, to be filed up to three years from the date of the incident. 

If your Long Island motorcycle accident attorney is filing a wrongful death suit after your loved one died because of a motorcycle crash, then you have two years from the date of their death to file suit.

When you hire a personal injury attorney who focuses on pursuing claims for motorcycle accident victims, like the team at Proner & Proner, you can be confident that you’re in good hands. 

We make sure that your claim is filed on time and that all of your court paperwork and responses are accurate and prompt. You can concentrate on healing while we take care of your case.

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FAQs About Long Island Motorcycle Accident Claims

Each case is different, and although your motorcycle accident lawyer may ask for a certain amount in damages when filing your claim, the judge may find that you share more of the responsibility than you thought, which could impact your settlement amount. 

The severity of your injuries will affect how much they impact your life as well as how much your settlement is worth

For example, if you have a temporary or permanent disability, you may need a modified vehicle to get around and modifications to your home to allow you to live independently. These costs are typically factored into your claim.

Lane-splitting, the practice of a motorcycle operator driving between two slowed or stopped lanes of traffic, is common in New York. However, it’s also illegal. 


If you were lane-splitting and a car merging into another lane hit you while you were doing so, then you may share some of the blame for the collision. A judge will ultimately decide. However, you may still be able to file for damages under New York’s contributory negligence law.

New York has a universal helmet law, which means all motorcycle operators and their passengers must wear a DOT-approved helmet. If you weren’t wearing a helmet when you got into the wreck, the judge may determine that you were reckless and reduce your claim under the contributory negligence law.

Proner & Proner — Your Long Island Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one was seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident in New York, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the other driver to collect damages. 

As personal injury lawyers, we focus on motorcycle accident victims, fighting to ensure that you’re compensated for your medical bills, damaged vehicle and wages lost because you missed work due to the accident.

Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.

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Even though the firm has successfully represented clients from five continents and over 30 jurisdictions, Proner & Proner serves New York personal injury clients in all five boroughs from our office in Midtown Manhattan.