Bike Messenger Accidents

Bicycle Messenger Accident Lawyer

Even with modern communications technology, some documents need to be delivered in hard copy. Businesses that need to transport documents quickly often turn to bike messengers. There are thousands of bike messengers and delivery people in large cities. When bike messengers are injured or killed, it is important to find out how and why. In some cases, injured bike messengers may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries and losses. When the injuries were the result of another party’s negligence, an attorney may be able to help.

Call to Learn What a Lawyer Can Do

At Proner & Proner, lead attorney Mitchell Proner helps injured bicycle messengers obtain maximum compensation. In addition to helping with workers’ compensation claims, Proner & Proner attorney’s can deal with insurance companies and will file civil lawsuits in cases of catastrophic injury. Their goal is always to obtain the maximum compensation available. To learn more, call the law office of Proner & Proner, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

Examples of Bike Messenger Accidents

Bike messengers and delivery persons can become involved in the same accidents that other bicycle riders experience. These include:

  • Dooring accidents
  • Accidents caused by motor vehicles traveling in the bike lane
  • Pedestrians crossing against traffic lights
  • Potholes in bike lanes
  • Drunk drivers
  • Speeding drivers
  • Drivers who violate traffic laws
  • Consequences of Bike Accidents

Messengers involved in these types of accidents suffer head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and paralysis, broken bones, internal injuries, skin lacerations, and other catastrophic injuries. In addition to medical bills, rehab, prescription drugs, and other costs associated with recovering from a serious injury, victims experience lost income and property damage. Some may be unable to continue in their jobs as bike messengers.

How We Build a Case

The lawyers at our firm build strong cases for compensation by investigating the accident thoroughly, deposing witnesses and consulting medical experts who can determine the effect of the accident on the life of the victim. They build strong cases that get results.

Call for a Free Consultation

If you were injured while working as a bike messenger, you owe it to yourself to learn whether you are eligible to take legal action after an accident. Talk to an attorney at Proner & Proner. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Call us now or fill out our online contact form to get started.

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.