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Commercial vehicles, including trucks, buses, and trains, are used to transport people and goods all over the country. The drivers of these vehicles are specially trained to drive safely, but accidents still do occur. Due to the size of these commercial vehicles, truck accidents are often massive and cause major, life-changing injuries for all those involved.
Various factors can contribute to commercial vehicle accidents and it can be difficult to determine who was at fault. For this reason, it is important to contact the experienced Bronx motor vehicle accident attorneys at Proner & Proner in New York City. The personal injury team at our firm can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, your lost wages, and your pain and suffering.
Our Bronx trucking accident lawyers serve clients who have been injured by tractor-trailer trucks. Because tractor-trailers grossly outweigh other vehicles on the road, collisions with these trucks can cause massive injuries, property damage, and fatalities. Every year, thousands of people are injured as a result of being involved in a trucking accident. The attorneys at the New York City law firm of Proner & Proner are committed to helping victims of trucking accidents obtain fair compensation for their injuries.
Unfortunately, liability is often difficult to determine because there are many factors that can lead to a trucking accident. Our attorneys help clients nationwide understand the law and their rights after being involved in a collision with a large truck.
Trucking accidents injure or kill thousands of people every year. In fact, there are annually more than 4,900 trucks involved in fatal crashes, with more than 5,000 people losing their lives. A number of factors, such as defective tires, driver negligence, and dangerous road conditions, contributed to these fatal truck accidents.
Why are there such a high number of fatalities? To properly understand, it is important to consider all of the factors in a trucking accident. Our truck crash attorneys in the Bronx know that many drivers are seriously at risk on NY roads and highways because truck drivers are often exhausted and not alert enough to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. The reason for this is simple: tractor-trailer companies require workers to drive extra-long hours, especially through the night. The pressure that these companies put on their drivers to deliver goods drastically increases the risk of being involved in a trucking accident. Having tired, overworked, or stressed truck drivers on the roads makes traveling extremely dangerous for anyone – including the truck drivers themselves. Add alcohol, drugs, road rage, cell phone use, or slippery road conditions to the equation and the risk is even higher. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, our attorneys can help.
To speak to our New York City trucking accident attorneys, contact Proner & Proner today.
Similar to a trucking accident, bus accidents can be extremely dangerous due to the size of the vehicle. Bus accidents are infrequent but dangerous and can be caused by harsh weather, poor road conditions, driver error, faulty roadway design, insufficient maintenance, and defective parts or products. The NYC bus crash lawyers of Proner & Proner specialize in helping clients obtain compensation for their injuries after being involved in a bus accident.
There are many ways in which you may become a victim of a bus accident. Our lawyers can represent you, whether you were a passenger of the bus, a pedestrian, or a driver or passenger in another car. In some cases, some of our clients have been successful in recovering damages by filing suit against the bus manufacturer. Moreover, if you were a passenger, the bus company is required by law to provide you with the restitution and/or compensation to which you are rightfully entitled. This goes for children injured on school buses, as well. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, our attorneys can help.
To speak to a knowledgeable Queens, NY bus accident lawyer, contact Proner & Proner today. Your case review is free.
Trains are a convenient method of transportation – they’re fast, spacious, affordable, and convenient. Generally speaking, they are also relatively safe. Undoubtedly, however, there are rare occasions when a train derails or is involved in a train accident. At Proner & Proner, our attorneys help clients all over the country to obtain compensation for their injuries after being involved in a train crash.
There are several contributing factors that can increase the risk for train accidents. If train drivers break the law by consuming alcohol or taking drugs, or by disobeying general safety standards, trains can become extremely dangerous – even deadly. Faulty track, defective equipment, design flaws, and irregular maintenance on the part of railroad companies and train or equipment manufacturers make trains even more treacherous. These hazards account for the 3,000 train accidents and 1,000 train-related deaths that occur every year in the United States. If you have been injured in a train accident, our lawyers can help.
To speak to one of our experienced Manhattan train accident attorneys, clients are encouraged to contact Proner & Proner today.
If you have been injured in a train, bus, or trucking accident, contact the personal injury attorneys of Proner & Proner in New York. At our Manhattan-based law firm, our attorneys have the specialized knowledge necessary to successfully represent you in a commercial vehicle accident case. We have successfully handled bus accidents cases throughout NY’s five boroughs, including Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brookly, and Staten Island.
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.