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Drunk driving is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents in New York City and throughout NY. Despite increasingly strict penalties for drivers who operate motor vehicles while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, drunk drivers continue to kill and injure thousands of people every year. Victims suffer injuries ranging from back and neck injuries to spinal cord damage and paralysis.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a DUI accident in NYC, you may be eligible for compensation. At Proner & Proner, Attorney Mitchell Proner helps victims of drunk driving accidents obtain the compensation they need and deserve. With years of experience with drunk driving accidents, Attorney Proner mobilizes the resources of the firm to investigate fully. This includes working with accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, and others to determine how the crash occurred and the impact it had on your life. Contact Proner & Proner in New York City today to discuss your case and to find out if you are eligible to seek compensation for your losses. For a free consultation, call or fill out the online contact form. There is no cost or obligation—just the opportunity to learn about your rights and legal options.
Insurance companies work hard to limit how much they pay out, often offering a victim far less than the case is worth. That’s where an experienced New York personal injury attorney can help. When a knowledgeable accident lawyer represents car accident victims in NYC, the victims stand a much better chance of obtaining full compensation.
Proner & Proner is a New York City personal injury law firm that will aggressively pursue the insurance company or file a civil lawsuit to obtain the maximum compensation possible in your DUI accident case. Attorney Proner will work to prove that the other driver had a blood alcohol content (BAC) above .08 percent. Depending on the case, proof that the defendant’s BAC exceeded .08 percent may allow the victim to seek punitive damages, as well as economic and noneconomic damages. When talking with you about your case, Attorney Proner will discuss the different approaches to a drunk driving accident claim.
To prove that the other motorist in your NYC drunk driving accident was intoxicated, Mr. Proner will seek out witnesses who can testify to the driver’s behavior in a bar or club before getting behind the wheel. Attorney Proner will also interview any witnesses of the accident itself, as well as police officers and emergency medical personnel. This will allow him to paint a full picture of the auto accident and build a strong case for compensation on your behalf.
If a drunk driver injured you in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, or anywhere else in New York, don’t hesitate to find out about your rights and legal options. Call Proner & Proner to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Contact us by phone or fill out the online contact form to set up an appointment.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut. He also handles DUI accident 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.