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Cars, small trucks, and most other vehicles are at a huge disadvantage in an accident involving a semi-truck on roads in the Bronx and elsewhere in NY. The sheer size and weight of a loaded semi means that smaller vehicles (and the people in them) are at serious risk of grave injury or death. The injuries are often devastating and can include spinal cord injuries and paralysis, burns, significant internal injuries, multiple fractures, and brain or head injury. The injured parties may experience significant depression and other mental deficits because of the life-changing injuries they suffered.
The severity of the situation makes it crucial for Bronx truck accident victims to find a knowledgeable and sympathetic personal injury lawyer who can advise you about your legal rights. At Proner & Proner, lead attorney Mitchell Proner has a record of accomplishment that includes securing large verdicts and settlements for victims of trucking accidents. To find out whether Attorney Proner can help you, call his law office or fill out the online contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options.
Our law firm has obtained compensation for NY truck accident victims injured by:
In any of these instances, proving negligence can be challenging. The at-fault party could be the driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, the manufacturer of truck equipment (such as tires, brakes, and other components), the jurisdiction responsible for maintaining the road, or a combination of those listed. Determining “fault” in trucking accidents is a challenge that can only be tackled by an experienced injury lawyer.
In order to be eligible for compensation in a trucking accident case, you must be able to prove that the accident occurred as the result of another party’s negligence. Similar to car accident cases and motorcycle accident cases, several parties can be held liable for a trucking accident, including the truck driver, the manufacturer of the truck (or a part of the truck), or the party responsible for maintaining safe road conditions. However, proving who was at fault, and to what degree, can be extremely difficult, given the complexity of personal injury and liability laws and the perseverance of the defense in New York truck accident cases. Therefore, it is best to enlist the assistance of skilled and practiced NYC personal injury attorneys to do so.
There are many attorneys out there, so you may be asking yourself why you should choose Proner & Proner to be your advocate in a Bronx, New York truck accident claim. If so, please consider the following:
The firm’s attorneys are known not only for their legal skills, but also for their compassion. We know that you are hurting and that you are looking for answers and for the compensation you deserve. We will work hard to get you justice.
If you were injured, or a loved one died, in a New York trucking accident, the Bronx NY truck accident lawyers at Proner & Proner can help. Learn about your rights and discuss your case with an experienced NY truck accident attorney. Call today or fill out our online contact form to get started.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut. He also handles truck 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.