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At first glance, a subway is simple — it’s a train that runs through a tunnel in New York City. Most of the time, the train consists of several connecting cars that contain durable seats, as well as poles and straps for people to hold onto when the train is full. But a subway also requires several other systems that riders cannot always see. In some subway systems, the trains themselves are extremely complex. Unfortunately, the features that make subway systems stand out the most are also the factors which contribute significantly to accidents and serious injuries to passengers.
The number of NYC subway stations, the aging infrastructure, and the volume of passengers (more than six million on some days) create conditions that lend themselves to accidents and injuries. When those injuries are the result of another person’s negligence, victims should find out whether they are eligible to seek compensation. Schedule a free initial consultation at the New York City motor vehicle accident law firm of Proner & Proner to discuss your NYC subway accident case and to learn how the firm builds strong cases seeking maximum compensation on behalf of clients. Call us today or fill out the online contact form to get started.
If you were injured while riding the subway in New York City, you owe it to yourself to get sound legal advice about your legal options. Attorney Mitchell Proner understands the challenges of filing claims and lawsuits against public agencies such as the MTA and other negligent parties. He represents clients after they were injured because of:
When Attorney Mitchell Proner can show that such incidents were the result of negligence, the injured person may be able to file a personal injury claim in pursuit of compensation for medical and surgical bills, income loss, therapy and rehab, and pain and suffering. He also files wrongful death claims on behalf of those whose loved one died in a subway accident.
New York City subway accidents can result in catastrophic damage to passengers, such as head and brain injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and internal injuries. One of the factors in a personal injury lawsuit is the extent to which the injuries affected your life. Attorney Proner works with medical experts and economists to translate a client’s losses and damages into a dollar amount. This ensures that clients who win claims after NYC subway accidents receive the full amount of compensation available under the law.
If you were injured in a subway accident in NYC or anywhere else in New York, call Proner & Proner now for a free initial consultation. You may also fill out the online contact form.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves 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.