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It only takes one brief moment of recklessness for lives to be changed forever. Distracted, careless, and downright negligent drivers are responsible for hundreds of thousands of serious motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths in NYC each year. For victims and their families, the physical, emotional, and economic consequences can be catastrophic—and, in some cases, may last a lifetime.
At Proner & Proner, our motor vehicle accident lawyers in New York have built our reputation on providing aggressive representation accident victims injured by the negligence of others. We have already recovered over $400 million successfully representing accident victims throughout all five boroughs of New York.
Personal injury lawsuits can be complex. Car accidents in NYC and throughout New York can be especially devastating because of the city’s heavily congested roads. Even a seemingly simple motor vehicle accident can result in a complicated battle with the insurance companies and even defense lawyers. You need the best lawyer available by your side to reach the most favorable outcome possible to protect your future.
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We have the legal knowledge necessary to effectively negotiate your claim with the insurance companies. We also have the resources available to use the latest technology to build the compelling case needed to maximize your compensation award. Whether you’ve been injured in a bike accident, car accident, truck accident or other road accident, contact our lawyers today so we can put our expertise to work for you.
At Proner & Proner, our motor vehicle accident lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of crash victims and their families. We fight to ensure that NYC car accident victims receive the full compensation to which they are entitled.
Our lawyers are experienced in successfully representing road accident victims in a wide variety of motor vehicle claims, including:
If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, or if you have tragically lost a member of your family because of the actions of a negligent driver, our experienced NYC car accident lawyers can help.
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Motor vehicle accidents are one of the nation’s greatest, yet least-discussed, epidemics. Tragically, more people under the age of 34 die in fatal accidents than from any other cause. In any given five-year period, approximately 25% of the drivers on the road are involved in car crashes. These road accidents are often caused by various forms of negligent driving, including:
It might be difficult for you to know how the other driver’s actions caused your accident. That’s where our motor vehicle accident lawyers come in. We thoroughly investigate your case to determine the cause.
Tragically, most car accidents could have been prevented if not for the negligence of one of the drivers involved.
At Proner & Proner, we put all of our substantial resources and knowledge to work to recover the highest compensation award possible. This includes compensation for:
Cyclist Hit By Truck
Pedestrian Hit By Bus
Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle
We know how important it is to choose the best lawyer for your motor vehicle accident case. Our lawyers will work with you in a free initial case evaluation to provide:
We work tirelessly to get our clients the compensation they need to receive the best medical treatment and move forward with their lives. We know that you may be in pain and not know where to turn for help with your finances. Our motor vehicle accident lawyers in New York are here to put our proven track record of success to work for you today.
Our motor vehicle accident attorneys in New York City provide state-of-the-art accident investigation services to car crash victims nationwide, including New York. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact the law offices of Proner & Proner in NYC for expert representation and a full investigation of your case.
Your first consultation is free and we work on a contingency basis—so you have nothing to lose by calling.
It depends on the type of accident involved. Potentially responsible parties may include:
– Your own insurance company,
– The at-fault driver,
– A company that owned the other vehicle,
– The public transit authorities,
– A company that manufactured or designed a defective vehicle part,
– A company responsible for maintaining the vehicle that caused the accident,
– A property owner that maintained their property negligently,
– A government entity for negligently maintaining the roads.
Many people in NYC are injured in bike accidents, taxi accidents, bus accidents and other types of road accidents where they weren’t even driving a motor vehicle. You might not even have car insurance. In some cases, such as subway or bus accidents, the public transportation authority may even be responsible for your accident. Timelines might be much shorter for filing a claim than if you were injured in a simple car accident. Commercial insurance policies with higher coverage limits might be involved—which usually means the insurance company will fight even harder to avoid responsibility. Our lawyers can help you understand the specific laws that apply based on the type of motor vehicle accident involved.
View our “How to Get a Police Accident Report in New York City” page for detailed information.
Motor Vehicle Accidents Verdicts & Settlements
Proner & Proner’s experienced car accident attorneys win big verdicts and settlements for seriously injured clients. In some cases, clients have won millions of dollars in compensation. Some of our major cases are listed below.
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
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
Male: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was struck as a pedestrian by a taxicab that was involved in an accident with a bus.
Injuries: Stroke, with quality of life after the accident greatly diminished
Female, 45: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Crossing the street, our client was run over by a truck.
Injuries: Fractured skull and fractured right ankle, requiring surgery to head and leg
Female, 49: 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: Cognitive deficiencies, behavioral changes, permanent disability
Male, 38: Wrongful death
A man pulled over on the roadway to assist another vehicle in distress, and a tractor trailer struck him and his parked vehicle, resulting in his death.
Injuries: Wrongful death
Female, 17: Vehicle collision
Our client was in a car driven by her sister that skidded on ice into oncoming traffic.
Injuries: Broken hip and a ruptured diaphragm
Female, Female: Vehicle collided with guardrail
Two clients were injured in an accident that took place in 2003 when they were passengers in a car that hit a guardrail.
Injuries: The clients each sustained a broken wrist
Female, 45: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was a pedestrian hit by a left turning vehicle.
Injuries: Soft tissue injuries to neck, back and shoulder which required three surgeries
Multiple Clients: Vehicle collision
Intersection accident with a van transporting handicapped adults.
Injuries: Broken ankle, closed head injury
Female, 32: Vehicle collision
While making a left hand turn, our client was struck by another vehicle.
Injuries: Broken right wrist, three compound fractures on right ulna requiring surgery, mild traumatic brain injury
Female, 21: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by car while on her way to work by a vehicle making a left hand turn.
Injuries: Comminuted left tibia and fibula fractures that required surgery
Male, 47: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was struck by a car while making a left hand turn.
Injuries: Broken pelvis, fractured sacrum
Male, 31: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Defendant made illegal U-turn and struck our client.
Injuries: Dislocated shoulder; injury to iliotibial band and lateral aspect of the right knee
Female, 42: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by a car while crossing the street.
Injuries: Blood clots in abdomen, two broken ribs, compression fractures of spine
Male: Vehicle collision
Our client was riding a scooter and was hit by a flat-bed tow truck.
Male, 37: Vehicle collision
A traffic light was turning green for our client, when a woman ran full speed against the light and hit our client.
Injuries: Left ankle fracture which required open reduction and internal fixation. Fractured and broken nose
Female, 55: Wrongful death
Our client’s husband was killed when a car drove into the driver’s side of the vehicle. Wrongful death.
Male, 61 - Female, 62: Vehicle collision
Accident caused by police chase.
Injuries: Our client died as a result of her injuries, which included multiple fractures and massive bilateral extensive pulmonary with significant right ventricular strain.
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.
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.
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.