Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle & City Bicycle Accident Lawyer

More and more people are choosing to get around by bicycle. Most cities devote increased resources to constructing bike lanes. 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 are often severe and life threatening.

Call a Qualified Bike Accident Lawyer

If you were involved in a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle, 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, lead attorney Mitchell Proner not only knows that clients are suffering, he knows how to fight to obtain maximum compensation. Call the firm or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation about your case.

Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Attorney Mitchell Proner at Proner & Proner Law Firm handles all types of bicycle accidents, including those caused by:

  • Cars turning into the paths of bicycles
  • Drivers opening a vehicle door into the path of a bike, known as dooring
  • Vehicles backing up without seeing a bicycle or checking the blind spot
  • Cars running stop signs or lights
  • Drivers driving in the bike lane
  • Drivers who double-park

Bicycle riders injured by motor vehicle drivers suffer catastrophic injuries that include traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other serious head injuries, broken bones, lacerations, internal injuries and spinal cord injuries and paralysis. Victims may not fully recover, never returning to work or resuming their normal activities. The firm seeks maximum compensation for riders injured because of the negligent acts of drivers of automobiles, trucks and other vehicles.

Negligent Drivers and More a Major Factor

Negligent drivers include those distracted by cell phones, driving drunk, speeding and 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 and be the responsibility of a third party, not another driver. The firm’s attorneys will investigate to determine exactly how your accident occurred.

Call an Experienced Bike Accident Attorney

If you were injured while riding your own bicycle or a City Bike, you may be eligible for compensation. Schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney who knows how to be successful. Contact Proner & Proner or fill out our online contact form.

Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.


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.