Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorneys in NYC

Legal Help for Victims of NYC Commercial Vehicle Collisions

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, causing 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 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, as well as your pain and suffering.

Trucking Accidents in New York City

Our NYC 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, since 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, the year 2000 saw more than 4,900 trucks involved in fatal crashes, with at least 5,211 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 attorneys in New York City know that drivers are seriously at risk 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 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.

Manhattan Bus Accidents

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 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 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 one of our knowledgeable lawyers, contact Proner & Proner today. Your case review is free.

New York Train Accidents

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 auto accident attorneys, clients are encouraged to contact Proner & Proner today.

Contact Our New York City Trucking Accident Attorneys

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.


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.