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A serious car accident can leave victims badly injured, unable to work, and wondering where to turn. When an accident was caused by another party’s negligence, the injured person needs to speak with a knowledgeable NYC car accident attorney to find out about the legal options available. A person injured by the negligence of another in New York City may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for the damages caused by the accident.
At the NYC law firm of Proner & Proner, lead attorney Mitchell Proner is highly knowledgeable about NY motor vehicle laws that apply to operating an automobile in New York. This knowledge allows him to identify the negligent acts that caused the accident and that left the victim seriously injured. To talk with an experienced New York City car crash lawyer about your accident and to find out more about how we can help, call Proner & Proner today. You may also fill out our online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Proner & Proner devotes significant resources to car accident cases in pursuit of maximum compensation for clients in New York City, NY. The firm consults with accident investigators, engineers, crash reconstruction experts, and others who help identify the liable party and determine the consequences of the accident on your life. The goal of Proner & Proner is to obtain maximum compensation for every client injured in a New York car crash. The firm has helped clients who suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI), paralysis, significant lacerations, amputation, internal injuries, and fractures.
Proner & Proner handles all types of NYC car accident cases, including those involving:
Negligent acts such as these, and many others, can cause serious auto accidents resulting in severe injuries. At NY law firm Proner & Proner, lead attorney Mitchell Proner is skilled at demonstrating the causal link between driver negligence and the subsequent injury to our client.
If you were injured in an auto accident, get the sound legal advice you need. Call the New York City personal injury law firm of Proner & Proner for a free, no-obligation consultation. You may also fill out our online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York and Connecticut. He also handles car accident cases throughout the United States.
If you have any other questions about what to do after a car accident in New York, continue reading here:
What Should I Do If I’m Involved in a Car Accident in New York?
After being involved in a New York car accident, the first thing you should do is find out if anyone needs medical assistance, and if necessary, call or have someone else call an ambulance. When you are sure that the situation has stabilized and medical needs have been addressed, begin to collect information about the accident. Our car accident attorneys recommend that you:
Should I See a Doctor Even If I Don’t Have Any Apparent Injuries?
Our personal injury attorneys in New York City always recommend that car accident victims see a doctor before settling claims with insurance companies. The doctor may find problems caused by the accident that could significantly affect your health in the future. Seeing a doctor ensures that future problems, if they occur, will be justly compensated.
Can I Negotiate with the Insurance Company Myself?
Nothing prevents you from negotiating with insurance companies on your own. However, we have seen many car accident lawsuits that could have been avoided if the accident victims had an attorney during negotiations with insurance companies. That’s why we recommend that you consult an experienced attorney to represent you in any NY auto accident claim. Remember, insurance companies rarely make a move without consulting their lawyers. You deserve professional legal representation, as well. Our car accident attorneys provide expertise in the law and extensive experience in personal injury litigation to help you achieve just compensation when you are a car accident victim.
What Should I Do Immediately After a Car Accident?
Even a minor car, trucking, or other auto accident can leave you panicked and shaken. Unfortunately, in the confusion of a motor vehicle collision, many people sabotage their legal entitlements or, even worse, commit a crime by leaving the scene of an accident. Our motor vehicle accident attorneys in New York City have prepared a list of things to do in case of an auto accident so you can protect your rights, successfully collect insurance, and bring a claim against liable parties.
After a motor vehicle accident, you need to:
If you or a member of your family has been seriously injured in a New York City car accident, the lawyers of Proner & Proner urge you to seek medical help immediately. Doing so will not only help to ensure that you are properly treated for your injuries, but it will also be imperative to your personal injury claim if you should choose to pursue legal action. You shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden placed on you by someone else’s negligent or reckless actions. Our New York City car accident lawyers can protect your rights and help you through this difficult time in your life.
What Is Fair Compensation for My Car Accident Injuries?
One of the questions most commonly asked of our attorneys is: “What sort of compensation can I expect if I win my car accident case?” This is a question to which we can offer a reasonable response only after evaluating your potential claim and investigating the circumstances surrounding your injury. Nevertheless, there are a number of common criteria that can help you to at least understand how “fair compensation” is determined.
For an evaluation of your specific claim, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Proner & Proner today.
There are a number of different factors that help to determine what “fair compensation” for your injury claim may be. These include:
What Determines the Amount of Compensation I’ll Receive for My Damaged Vehicle?
It is important for you to communicate with the insurance adjuster about the property damage part of your claim. Make sure that you ask all of the proper questions:
Having a clear answer to these questions will make your rental car process much easier.
You may have rental car reimbursement coverage under your own auto insurance policy. This coverage allows for you to obtain a rental car regardless of who was at fault for the accident. However, the timelines mentioned above generally apply here as well. You must check your policy very carefully and fully communicate with the insurance adjuster to avoid any mistakes.
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!