Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Lawyer

Cars, small trucks and most other vehicles are at a huge disadvantage in an accident involving a semi-truck. 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.

Call a Qualified Truck Accident Lawyer

The severity of the situation makes it crucial for truck accident victims to find a knowledgeable and sympathetic injury lawyer who can advise you about your legal rights. At Proner & Proner, lead attorney Mitchell Proner has a record of accomplishment that includes large verdicts and settlements for victims of trucking accidents. To find out whether he can help you, call his law office or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Our law firm has obtained compensation for truck accident victims injured by:

  • A truck encountering a road hazard and not correcting quickly enough
  • A driver traveling too fast for bad weather or road conditions
  • A truck with defective equipment and parts
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Truck drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Inadequate driver training

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.

Proving Fault In Trucking Accident Cases

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 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. Therefore, it is best to enlist the assistance of skilled and practiced attorneys to do so.

Why Hire Proner & Proner After a Truck Accident?

There are many attorneys out there, so you may be asking yourself why you should choose Proner & Proner to be your advocate in a truck accident claim. If so, please consider the following:

  • Years of experience representing truck accident victims
  • Accident investigations to show how the crash occurred
  • Medical experts to testify to the impact of the accident on your life
  • Track record of significant verdicts and settlements in trucking cases
  • Assistance with insurance company paperwork
  • Dedication to collecting the maximum possible award for your injuries, losses and pain and suffering
  • Ability to handle truck accident cases throughout the United States
  • Fatigued drivers
  • Incorrectly balanced loads

The firm’s attorneys are known not only for their legal skills, but also for their compassion. They know you are hurting and will look for answers as well as the compensation you deserve. They work hard to get you both.

Contact Our Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers

If you were injured or a loved one died in a trucking accident, the truck accident lawyers at Proner & Proner can help. Learn about your rights and discuss your case with an experienced 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, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.


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.