Crane Accidents

Crane Accident Attorney in New York City, NY

NYC Construction Accident Lawyers Help You Get Compensated for Injuries Suffered in a Crane Accident

The city skyline is full of cranes towering above the NYC buildings. The cranes symbolize the vibrant construction industry that is an integral part of the New York City economy. They also represent one of the most dangerous aspects of high-rise construction: getting materials to the level where the work takes place. In addition to the high-rise cranes that loom over Manhattan, are the many other types of cranes, hoists, and lifts that are used on construction sites. When something goes wrong, the consequences can be catastrophic and lead to serious injury and death.

Contact Proner & Proner for a Free Consultation About Your Queens, NY Crane Accident Case

If you were injured in an accident involving a crane, you owe it to yourself to learn about your legal options. You may be eligible for compensation if negligence was a factor in the accident. At the New York City law office of Proner & Proner, lead attorney Mitchell Proner handles cases involving crane accidents. The firm investigates thoroughly and builds strong cases seeking maximum compensation for clients injured in New York construction accident. To learn whether you have a case, contact the firm and schedule a free initial consultation.

Causes of Crane Accidents in NY

People are injured in NYC crane accidents when:

  • They fall from a crane.
  • They are hit by a swinging load.
  • High winds push the crane over.
  • A crane contacts live electrical wires.
  • The crane collapses.
  • The load is dropped.
  • Counterweights malfunction and fall.

Events such as these can be the result of inadequately trained or inexperienced personnel, inadequate inspections, improper assembly, or poor maintenance. When these situations lead to serious construction accidents, negligence is usually a factor.

Why File a Claim After a New York City Crane Accident?

People who file personal injury claims and lawsuits because of crane accidents are seeking compensation for their medical and surgical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other costs of being seriously injured. They may have suffered a head or brain injury, a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis, or some other life-altering injury. The crane accident victim may never work again and may never be able to live independently. Not only do they deserve compensation because of another’s negligence, but they need compensation so that they can live their lives as fully as possible.

Speak with an Aggressive NYC Personal Injury Lawyer to Learn About Your Legal Options After a Crane Accident

If you were injured, or a loved one died, in a crane accident, find out about your legal options. Call Proner & Proner today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut. He also handles crane accident 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.