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Buses are essential to every major city’s transportation system, providing around two million rides each day in in the NYC area alone. The local and express routes take people to work, to shopping destinations, and out on the town. In addition to the city buses, there are numerous private bus companies operating the same system. Given the number of passengers carried by bus in New York City and Brooklyn, it is not surprising that hundreds of accidents and deaths happen every year. Some of these are not “accidental”; instead, they are the result of another person’s negligence. A skilled personal injury lawyer can help Brooklyn bus accident victims determine liability and explore their legal options.
When bus riders are seriously injured because of the misconduct or negligent behavior of another party, the victims need to find out about their rights and their legal options. They may be eligible for compensation for their injuries, lost income, and other costs related to the NYC bus accident. At the law firm of Proner & Proner, Attorney Mitchell Proner and the other members of his legal team help people injured because of a bus accident. Give us a call or contact us online to find out if you are eligible to be compensated for your Brooklyn bus accident. The phone call and consultation are free and come with no obligation.
Negligent bus accidents are similar to other motor vehicle accidents that are caused by inattentive, drunk, or distracted drivers who do not pay attention to the rules of the road. Some examples include a driver who:
Other causes of accidents include bus companies that hire untrained or unscreened drivers and that fail to maintain equipment properly. Additionally, allowing drivers to work long shifts in violation of labor laws can negligently put a fatigued driver behind the wheel of a bus.
Buses operating on the streets are owned by many different entities. Some are part of the city’s Transportation Authority, while some are owned by other governmental agencies such as cities and towns in New Jersey and upstate. Additionally, private companies such as charter buses and tour buses own and operate other vehicles. This variety of owners and operators sometimes makes it difficult to find out who is responsible for the bus accident.
Attorney Mitchell Proner knows how to investigate bus accidents in New York City, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and elsewhere in NY. He understands the challenges of filing claims against public agencies such as the MTA. Most importantly, Attorney Proner knows what you are going through after being injured in a bus accident. Rest assured that he will work hard to obtain maximum compensation for you. Contact him by phone or by filling out the online contact form.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves bus accident clients throughout New York State and Connecticut. 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!