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About three-quarters of motorcycle accidents across the nation occur as the result of a collision with another vehicle. A majority of these crashes take place because a vehicle turns left or pulls out in front of a motorcyclist, and most result in serious injury or death to the rider. Throughout his years as a prominent motorcycle accident lawyer based in New York City, NY, Mitchell Proner has seen the devastation caused by serious collisions. Often the motorcyclist must spend weeks, months, and even years in physical rehabilitation. The motorcyclist’s family suffers the anguish of seeing their loved one hurt, or, if the accident is fatal, the family must bear the incredible pain of saying goodbye forever to their beloved family member.
In these accidents, medical and funeral expenses and the costs of daily living can bring on an overwhelming financial burden for surviving family members. Our legal team at Proner & Proner in NYC represents victims and families of victims of motorcycle accidents nationally and seeks the full and just compensation they deserve.
To reduce the number of accidents that result in injury or death, our New York City motorcycle accident lawyer offers some recommendations to motorcyclists everywhere. The single-most significant thing motorcycle riders can do to improve their chances on the road is reduce speed. Speed has been cited as the most common factor in multi-vehicle collisions where the rider is at fault. Perhaps ironically, speed is less a factor in the occurrence of motorcycle accidents in large metropolises than it is in rural areas. However, no matter the location, a motorcyclist can greatly improve chances of a safe ride simply by slowing down. Motorcyclists should also wear helmets. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that riders can reduce the possibility of becoming involved in a fatal accident by more than a third by wearing a regulation helmet. Finally, riders must be sure that insurance is complete and up-to-date. Motorcyclists who carry little or no insurance do so at their own peril.
Despite the best efforts to maintain safety and operate the motorcycle safely, accidents do occur. Unfortunately, the exposed nature of a motorcycle means that the rider has a much greater chance of significant injury. Motorcyclists are 32 times more likely than an automobile passenger to die in an accident and six times as likely to be injured. If you or a loved has been involved in a motorcycle accident and has suffered injuries, a lawyer with expertise in motorcycle accident litigation is essential to protect your rights. The lead motorcycle accident lawyer at our New York City firm, Mitchell Proner, has extensive knowledge and experience in motorcycle accident cases and has won significant compensation for clients across the country. Our motorcycle accident lawyer strongly advises against settling quickly with an insurance company after an accident. It is in the best interest of an insurance company to offer a quick settlement because insurers know that motorcycle injuries often require long-term care, and a quick payment limits their expenses.
Motorcycle accidents can cause significant pain and lasting injury. Accident victims nationwide should contact a motorcycle accident lawyer with the NYC-based law firm of Proner & Proner, for representation focused on achieving justice and complete monetary compensation.
Motorcycle Accident Verdicts & Settlements
We understand motorcyclists because we ride. And we understand that when things go wrong on a motorcycle, often it’s not the motorcyclist’s fault. Here are some of our successes in getting compensation for riders.
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
Male, 47: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by a car pulling into the roadway.
Injuries: Two broken legs
Male, 52: Wrongful death
Our client was killed in an intersection accident.
Injuries: Wrongful death
Male, 23: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by a right turning car.
Injuries: Broken wrist
Male: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
The defendant made a left turn into the path of our client, who was riding a motorcycle
Injuries: Broken ankle
Male, 36: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
The defendant’s vehicle collided with our client’s motorcycle.
Injuries: Surgery to the client’s leg, 20 stitches on his right foot
Male, 48: Motorcyclist loss of control
Our client was driving his motorcycle on the BQE and crashed into a HOV lane divider that did not have adequate warnings in front of it.
Injuries: Intracranial skull fracture; multiple facial fractures, multiple rib fractures
Male, 32: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was riding his motorcycle when he was cut off by a car making a left hand turn.
Injuries: Fractured right ankle, road rash
Female, 40: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was on a motorcycle, about to overtake legally, when a car made a U-turn and stuck the client.
Injuries: Mild traumatic brain injury, compression fracture in spine, permanent scarring
Male, 26: Motorcyclist loss of control
Our client was on his motorcycle where he went over a metal plate which had dirt and gravel on it - causing his bike to slip out from under him.
Injuries: Fractured left ankle requiring surgery
Male, 24: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was going straight on through a green light on his motorcycle when he was struck by a car coming from the opposite side making a left turn.
Injuries: Fractured right femur, ruptured testicle that had to be removed
Male, 34: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was side swiped by 81-year-old defendant driver.
Injuries: Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome
Male, 24: Motorcyclist loss of control
Our client laid down his motorcycle after he claimed the car being driven by the defendant went through a stop sign.
Injuries: Shoulder injury
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.