Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys New York City, NY

Experienced NY Personal Injury Lawyers Handle Motorcycle Accident Claims in NYC, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, New York

NY Motorcycle Accident LawyersRiding a motorcycle is among the most exhilarating and liberating experiences life has to offer. Mitchell Proner is not only a premier Manhattan, New York motorcycle injury attorney; he is also an avid biker who understands the lure of the open road. Additionally, Mr. Proner understands how devastating a motorcycle accident can be, having broken his wrist, ankle and several bones in his back in a 1990 collision. Since then, he has gone on to collect millions of dollars on behalf of injured bikers and their families throughout New York.

If you are in need of an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer in New York City, Mitchell Proner can help. He combines the legal skills and resources of a superior attorney with the insight and compassion that only a fellow motorcyclist can possibly have. Entrust your motorcycle accident case to an expert attorney who also rides. Contact Proner & Proner to schedule your free case evaluation today.

Call Proner & Proner for a Free Consultation After a Motorcycle Accident in NY

Motorcycle Accident Attorney Bronx NYIf you were injured in a motorcycle accident involving another vehicle, find out what the Law Offices of Proner & Proner can do for you. Learn how lead attorney Mitchell Proner will fight hard to obtain maximum compensation for you and your loved ones. Call the law office or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

Common Types of New York Motorcycle Accidents

Some of the most common types of motorcycle accidents on roads & highways in New York include the following:

  • Single-vehicle accidents.
  • Motorcycle accidents involving multiple vehicles.
  • Accidents resulting from defective motorcycle parts and products.
  • Motorcycle accidents resulting in wrongful death.

Common Motorcycle Injuries in NYC Motorcycle Crashes

Thousands of motorcycle riders are seriously injured and killed in the United States every year. Their injuries include:

Attorney Proner handles motorcycle accident cases not only in New York and Connecticut but also throughout the United States. He has collected millions of dollars for injured riders by drawing upon his in-depth knowledge of the motorcycle laws in every state and utilizing the resources of the firm to build strong cases for maximum compensation. He does not hesitate to take on large insurance companies in his efforts to help his clients get the compensation they need and deserve.

Talk to a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Who Rides in NYC

As a motorcyclist himself, Mitchell Proner always hopes that his clients enjoy a safe riding season. Unfortunately, bad drivers often hurt those of us who love to ride. When Mitchell Proner had his own motorcycle accident, he broke his wrist, ankle, and seven bones in his back. Unlike many other lawyers out there, he knows just how a rider who has been injured by someone else’s negligence feels. He still rides his two Harley Davidson’s – a 1993 Heritage Softail with over 120,000 miles on it and a 2011 Road Glide which has a little less than 10,000 miles – but when he is not riding, he is a trial lawyer and a defender of motorcyclist rights.

In his active practice, he regularly obtains multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for injured motorcyclists. He has been doing so for over 25 years. Because of his reputation, not only is he a frequently requested speaker and faculty lecturer to attorneys across the United States, and on occasion in Canada and Europe, but he also speaks every month to motorcycle rights groups and motorcycle clubs about their civil rights and how to protect them. He also chair committees and has been elected by his peers to leadership positions in both trial bar associations and motorcycle rights organizations. Despite Mr. Proner’s busy schedule, he still aims to help all motorcyclists that call, even if they have smaller injury cases.

NYC Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Mitchell Proner’s Credentials

  • Attorney Chair of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) – an organization of more than 1000 motorcyclist groups representing hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists nationwide.
  • “Silver Spoke Award” recipient for legal work in motorcycling.
  • Awarded Life Membership by ABATE of New York – the largest motorcycle rights advocacy group in New York State.
  • “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” – Selected By the American Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Life member – “Million Dollar Advocates Forum” and “Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.”
  • Faculty Lecturer – for the following Trial Bar Associations providing continuing legal education to attorneys:
    • American Trial Lawyers Association.
    • The American Association for Justice.
    • The Aid To Injured Motorcyclist Attorney Convention.
    • The Western Trial Lawyers Association.
    • The Melvin Belli Society.
    • The European Convention of Consumer Attorneys.
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Institute.
    • The New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Past President:

  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.
  • Recognized by Governor Cuomo as screening Bar Association for Candidate Justices for New York State Court of Appeals.
  • The highest NYS Court and a provider of continuing legal education to other Attorneys.

We will be out there protecting the rights of motorcyclists throughout New York. We have an unmatched record for pro bono work done in the courts and with motorcycle rights organizations. We donate a significant portion of attorney fees to aid the funding of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists. It is riders like you entrusting us with their cases that allow us to do this valuable work.

Contact a Respected Bronx Motorcycle Injury Lawyer Today

After a motorcycle accident, get medical attention right away. Then call Proner & Proner or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. Attorney Mitchell Proner knows that you are hurting and knows how to help.

Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York and Connecticut. He also handles cases throughout the United States.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents in New York

If you still have questions about what to do after a motorcycle accident in NY, keep reading here:

What Are the Attorney Fees in a Motorcycle Accident Case?

A consultation with our law firm about your motorcycle accident claim is free. Additionally, if we take on your case, we don’t get paid unless we get money for you. We will pay all expenses and get a percentage of the recovery at the end of the case that is consistent with local bar association rules.

Who Pays for the Damages to My Bike?

When it comes to getting paid for the damage to your motorcycle, the first important question to ask is what insurance coverage is available. You may have purchased collision coverage on your motorcycle when you purchased your own insurance. You may be wondering: Why should I put this in my own carrier when I’m not at fault?

Your carrier will typically make payment quicker than the adverse vehicle’s carrier. Then your carrier will go to the adverse vehicle and seek reimbursement for the money they paid you. So they get repaid by the adverse vehicle’s carrier, and will typically also recover the deductible (the money your insurer deducted from the value of your bike), which will be reimbursed to you.

If you did not have collision coverage the adverse vehicle will make payment to you but typically they will claim that a portion of the accident is your fault. They may say you were speeding, or you failed to pay attention to the other vehicles on the road, even if you did nothing wrong.  They will try to deduct 10% to 15% from what they rightfully owe you. Whether or not you wish to accept 90% or 85% of value of your vehicle is up to you.

How Much Is My NY Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?

Typically, there are several issues going to the value of the case. The first issue is who is at fault for the accident. Even though you may be partially at fault, you still may be entitled to compensation.

The second issue is the extent and permanency of your injuries. Typically after an accident, your doctors will try to predict the healing process, but there is no certainty until actual healing takes place. Sometimes an injury to a joint will heal but there will be limitation of motion. Sometimes physical therapy will improve healing and you will regain a full range of motion.  Other times, surgery is necessary or a limitation may be permanent.

This degree of permanency of your injuries, along with any loss of earnings or earning capacity, will affect the value of the case. Additionally, if someone loses the ability to pursue a hobby or skill—such as a hand injury limiting someone’s ability to play guitar—may also affect the claim’s value. Lastly, sometimes recovery is limited by the amount of insurance or assets an individual has to pay for damage they caused.

Is There a Bias That the Motorcyclist Is Always at Fault for an Accident?

Insurance adjusters, juries, judges, and even lawyers representing motorcycle accident victims often have a deep-seated bias that when somebody gets on a motorcycle they are asking for whatever happens to them, including injuries.  At Proner & Proner, we have a tradition of not discounting the motorcycle accident case. If a motorcycle accident victim is not getting full and fair compensation, we will try the case. We have a demonstrated history of success in winning motorcycle accident cases at trial. Insurance carriers around the nation know that we have this history of success. Because we have a reputation of being willing and able to get fair compensation for our clients, we have an advantage when we demand fair compensation for our clients.

If you are wondering what to do after a motorcycle accident, we encourage you to get in touch with us first. We will personally guide you through the steps that you can take to protect yourself and ensure that your right to pursue compensation is not compromised.


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.