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Why Should I Hire a Lawyer for My Motorcycle Accident in NY?
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After you experience a motorcycle accident in New York City, you may suffer serious injuries that can put your life on hold and that can be financially straining. Many people simply decide to accept what the other party’s insurance company offers as compensation (if the insurance company doesn’t find a way to get out of paying altogether). The truth is, however, that motorcycle accident victims who choose to hire an attorney have been known to get up to three times the settlement offer than if they handled it alone.
It is a lawyer’s job to fight for his client’s rights and handle their claims. NYC motorcycle accident cases require a lot of evidence gathering and legal knowledge. Always choose a firm like Proner & Proner to get the best chance for a high settlement from the insurance company in your motorcycle accident case in New York City, Queens, Brooklyn, or the Bronx, NY.
Naturally, the more experience you have doing something, the better you are going to be at it. The attorneys at Proner & Proner in NYC have been fighting for the rights of New York motorcycle accident victims for over 60 years. They also specialize in a wide variety of personal injury case and have had a huge amount of successful court settlements over six decades. You can see examples of their settlements and verdicts here.
Additionally, New York attorney Mitchell Proner is an avid motorcyclist, is a member of the NYC motorcycle community, and has a large amount of legal experience and involvement (such as being a part of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers). He is able to work with his clients at a more personal level due to his own personal injury after a motorcycle accident. No one can understand your suffering and passion for riding as much as Mitchell Proner.
Because motorcyclists often face a lot of judgement and prejudice, they may have to fight a lot harder to get coverage for injuries and motorcycle damages in New York. Motorcycles are naturally much riskier to ride due to lack of seatbelts and safety. Insurance companies and others use this concept to blame the rider in many legal cases, as if saying, “Well, it’s their fault for choosing to ride a more dangerous vehicle.” When you have to face this kind of bias, having someone who can argue on your behalf and prove the other side’s liability is very valuable and can allow you to avoid stress over whether you will get fair compensation.
An experienced lawyer also has more financial capabilities and more connections to experts who can analyze your motorcycle accident more thoroughly, such as evidence gathering or mapping out the road scenario for court. Mitchell Proner knows the nooks and crannies of the legal system and can help get more financial compensation from areas you may not even be able to think of. It never hurts to get help from more experienced individuals, especially in cases where it can mean a big difference in your future finances and well-being.
A motorcycle accident often results in serious injuries that create heavy medical costs and other life burdens. Insurance companies will naturally do everything they can to disprove any liability for their party and provide you with as little compensation as they have to. Insurance companies naturally have their own very experienced lawyers, and you want someone who can handle them head-on to fight for your case. The attorneys at Proner & Proner are dedicated to their motorcycle accident clients and can use their legal knowhow to settle your case the right way. Call or email today to get the best legal defense in NYC because you should never have to handle your motorcycle injury case alone.
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.
Mitchell Proner is an amazing and very experienced trial lawyer, who takes care of his clients. He represented me in a car accident case, kept me very informed during the lengthy legal process and got me the settlement that I expected. His friendly office staff was always willing to assist and answer any questions I had. I recommend Mitchell Proner to all my friends and family!
Besides being well versed and very knowledgeable about all aspects of my case it was simply a pleasure dealing with Mr. Proner and his colleagues at Proner and Proner. In a time of hardship Mr. Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner made it very easy for us to cope with all of the legal processes which we are not accustom to. I couldn't recommend a better group of people let alone an attorney as Mitchell Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner. Thank you again for all of your assistance.
Awesome experience, excellent service, very professional and fast resolving my case. My number one attorney - definitely recommended more than once. Thank you!