Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries

Brain Injury Attorney New York City

NYC Personal Injury Lawyers Help Accident Victims Get Compensated for Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries in NYC, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queen, New York

The brain and spinal cord both control some of the most important operations of the human body. For this reason, an injury to either of these areas can be devastating to a victim’s overall health and well-being. When a car or motorcycle accident results in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a construction accident leaves the victim paralyzed, it is important to obtain all of the evidence surrounding the claim in order to secure the maximum settlement for your injuries. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help achieve these goals.

Contact an NYC Accident Attorney Who Understands Complex and Devastating Injuries

Proner & PronerNYC Brain Injury Attorneys attorneys have experience in working with experts to establish all the damages that may from a brain injury or a spinal cord injury. The different experts that we work with include neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, vocational rehabilitation experts, psychologists, engineers, and life care planners amongst others.

With brain injury, often times the brain injury is not initially diagnosed at a hospital or may be diagnosed at the hospital but adequate follow-up care is not rendered. With skilled lawyers working with experienced medical practitioners, we can ensure that all damages are documented and that the proper care is delivered to the patient. Further, we ensure that all damages are supported by the medical records which are admissible as evidence. This evidence can be used to support larger awards from a jury and larger settlement offers from insurance adjusters for brain injury patients.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Cases Handled by NYC Law Firm Proner & Proner

Proner & Proner assists clients with brain and spinal cord injuries, obtaining the compensation they need and deserve. The lawyers have won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in cases involving:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Concussion
  • Contusion
  • Coup-Contrecoup injury
  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia

If you sustained brain injury from an accident that was not your fault, getting fair compensation is a fundamental right. The attorneys of Proner & Proner will work tirelessly to ensure that you get fair compensation for your brain injury. We’ll help you to document all the damages you sustained in your brain injury from an accent that was not your fault. Additionally sometimes on the law depending on the state where your case is being then you’d, you may be entitled to compensation even if the accident was partially your fault. Only by speaking to experience brain injury attorney will you be able to determine all your rights.

For spinal cord injuries, sometimes the result is paralysis or partial paralysis. The degree of disability varies and depends on the severity and placement of the injury. With spinal cord injuries, victims usually experience partial or total paralysis in one or more limbs, causing motor difficulties, loss of sensation and in some cases problems with bowel and bladder control are persistent. Brain injuries can cause significant problems with memory, speech, thinking, personality and behavioral changes, loss of decision-making ability, uncontrolled anger, and depression. In short, the consequences of either type of injury can be profound.

The extent of injury can affect all of the ongoing daily activities for the spine injury patient. Proner & Proner can work to get all damages documented to get you to help you need whether it is a special car, modifications your home for ramps and other wheelchair accessible modalities, but we will include the cost of future care in your life care plan to present to a jury or to an insurance company adjustor to get you the maximum award for your spinal injury. If you are suffering from a spinal injury that was obtained an accident that was not your fault you need an expert spinal injury attorney to determine your full rights.

Call an Experienced Brooklyn Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one suffered a brain or spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident, a serious fall, a work-related accident or an auto crash, you owe it to yourself to learn about your legal options. Find out how Proner & Proner can help you obtain the maximum compensation for your spinal cord or brain injury. Call today for a free initial consultation or contact the firm online.

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

Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Brain Injury Claims in NYC

Do you still have questions about how to pursue a personal injury claim after suffering a brain or spinal cord injury in New York? Continue reading here:

How Much Does It Cost to Meet with an Attorney About My Brain Injury Case?

Your consultation with an attorney at Proner & Proner is free. We don’t get paid unless we get money for our clients. We will pay expenses and get a percentage of the recovery at the end, consistent with local bar association rules.

What If My Brain Injuries Don’t Show on an X-ray or CAT Scan?

While an x-ray typically will show a fractured skull, a CAT scan is the standard test to assess the brain right after injury for evidence of trauma. Often, initial testing does not show any damage. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the patient may suffer from permanent brain injury. Cognitive testing done by a neurologist and neuropsychologist may reveal decreased memory function, decreased executive skills, or other functional impairments.

At Proner & Proner, we maintain that an accident victim is entitled to financial compensation for all brain injuries — from catastrophic to mild traumatic brain injury — to the extent that the claimant is not at fault for their accident. We can put together a team of trained physicians to assess and diagnose all brain injury and subsequent impairment. These talented practitioners can present these injuries for insurance carriers to offer fair settlement. We will also be prepared to show evidence of the impairment to a jury if the case is to go to trial. We are very experienced in handling closed head injury cases.

How Much Is My NYC Brain Injury Case Worth?

Typically there are several issues that go toward the value of a case. The first issue is determining fault for the accident. Even though you may be partially at fault for the accident, you could still be entitled to compensation.

A second issue is the extent of initial damage and the permanency of your injuries. The degree of permanency of symptoms that cause suffering, anguish, depression, mood swings, sleep loss, or other impairments, along with any loss of earnings or work capacity, will affect the value of the case. Additionally, if someone loses the ability to pursue a hobby or skill, such as a head injury limiting someone’s ability to play guitar, the value of the case could also be affected.

Lastly, sometimes recovery is limited by the amount of insurance or assets which the individual or company that caused the injury has readily available to pay damages. The financial background of the party we are claiming form and how much insurance they purchased may affect the ultimate value of the personal injury claim.


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.