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More and more people are choosing to get around by bicycle, prompting most cities to devote increased resources to constructing bike lanes. But with the increase in ridership comes an increase in bicycle accidents. Because cyclists do not have the protection offered by motor vehicles, they are at a significant disadvantage when hit by a car, truck, or van. As a result, injuries to bicyclists in bike accidents are often severe and life threatening.
If you were involved in a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle in NYC, it is important to learn about your rights and legal options. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, lost income, the costs of rehab, and pain and suffering. At Proner & Proner in New York City, lead attorney Mitchell Proner not only knows that clients are suffering, he knows how to fight to obtain maximum compensation for them. Call the firm now or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation about your New York City bicycle accident case.
Attorney Mitchell Proner at Proner & Proner Law Firm handles all types of bicycle accidents, including those caused by:
Bicycle riders injured by motor vehicles suffer catastrophic injuries that include traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other serious head injuries, broken bones, lacerations, internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis. In the worst cases, a New York City bicycle accident can result in death.
In a New York City bike accident that does not cause the death of the bicyclist, the victim may not ever fully recover — meaning that they cannot return to work as a bike messenger or resume their normal activities. Proner & Proner is a New York City personal injury law firm that seeks maximum compensation for riders injured because of the negligent acts of drivers of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles.
Negligent drivers include those distracted by cell phones, driving drunk, speeding, committing other traffic violations, and failing to check their surroundings. However, some accidents may be the result of a third party’s negligence. Missing or obscured street signs, severely damaged road surfaces, and even unleashed dogs can contribute to bike accidents. When that happens, the bicycle accident might be the responsibility of a third party, not another driver. The experienced bike accident attorneys at Proner & Proner in NYC will investigate to determine exactly how your accident occurred.
If you were injured while riding your own bicycle, or while riding a City Bike in Manhattan, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney who knows how to be successful in these types of NYC bicycle accident cases. Contact Proner & Proner or fill out our online contact form.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients in all five boroughs in New York, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.
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.
Mitchell Proner is an amazing and very experienced trial lawyer, who takes care of his clients. He represented me in a car accident case, kept me very informed during the lengthy legal process and got me the settlement that I expected. His friendly office staff was always willing to assist and answer any questions I had. I recommend Mitchell Proner to all my friends and family!
Besides being well versed and very knowledgeable about all aspects of my case it was simply a pleasure dealing with Mr. Proner and his colleagues at Proner and Proner. In a time of hardship Mr. Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner made it very easy for us to cope with all of the legal processes which we are not accustom to. I couldn't recommend a better group of people let alone an attorney as Mitchell Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner. Thank you again for all of your assistance.
Awesome experience, excellent service, very professional and fast resolving my case. My number one attorney - definitely recommended more than once. Thank you!