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If you or someone you love has suffered a severe injury as the result of another person’s negligence, malice, or recklessness in New York City, you may be entitled to compensation.
There are many causes of serious personal injury. Some of the most common and serious include:
Proner & Proner in NYC handles the full range of serious personal injury cases. We have recovered many large verdicts and settlements for our clients. If we can help you with a serious personal injury claim, contact us.
Back pain is nearly unavoidable. An estimated 80% of Americans will experience some level of back pain during their lives. However, persistent or particularly intense back pain may indicate a spinal cord injury which requires medical attention. Injury to the spinal cord can also happen in traumatic situations such vehicle accidents. Slips & falls, and even activities like lifting, pushing, or pulling heavy objects without proper back support can all cause spinal cord injury. Even office workers with poorly adjusted chairs are at some risk for spinal cord injury, since bad posture can cause back strain or even herniated discs and nerve damage.
When a severe spinal cord injury occurs, trauma is the most common cause. All too often, trauma the result of a person being injured in unsafe conditions. The consequences of severe trauma to the spinal cord can be devastating. Severe spinal cord injury can leave the victim completely or partially paralyzed, or suffering from chronic pain. At the same time, the financial toll of a severe back or spinal cord injury can be staggering. Medical bills, rehabilitation, personal assistance following the injury, and lost wages and benefits, can add up to a huge sum of money.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Center reports that, on average, the cost to the victim of a spinal cord injury is more than $340,000 for any loss of motor function, and over $1,000,000 if the victim suffers from high tetraplegia. Costs for each subsequent year ranging from $42,000 to $184,000 depending on the severity of the injury.
Burn injuries are among the most painful to endure, and the recovery and rehabilitation process can be very lengthy. Many kinds of accidents can cause burn injuries. Some causes of burn injuries in New York City include:
Whatever their cause, injuries from burns can be extremely painful and their treatment can be very expensive. Those costs can include:
Just the initial hospital costs and physician fees associated with treating a burn on one-third of an adult’s body can amount to about $200,000.
Catastrophic injuries cause severe, often life-threatening damage, often requiring surgery or immediate treatment. Catastrophic personal injuries can be caused in a number of ways. Motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents, airplane and boating accidents, and sports injuries are only a few of the most common. Head injuries are especially dangerous because of the potential for brain injury. Read more about head trauma on our page about the causes of brain injury. Any accident has the potential to cause serious injury that results in lifelong disability, resulting in lost income, medical bills, and anxiety and worry for families.
If you or a loved one have suffered serious personal injury in New York City, NY, Proner & Proner has years of experience seeking compensation for injured victims. We will work with you to understand what your claim is worth, and fight for you. Contact us for a free assessment of your case.
Personal Injury Verdicts & Settlements
Female, Male: Premises Liability
Lawsuit arising from a hotel fire where homeless families were placed for temporary shelter.
Female, 43: Premises Liability
On the way home from work, our client fell down the steps at a subway station.
Injuries: Acute head trauma with traumatic brain injury
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
Female: Serious Personal Injury
Our client fell getting off a bus, due to her heel getting caught in a hole.
Injuries: Ankle, Shoulders & Wrist. Required multiple arthroscopic surgeries over a 5 month period and ongoing pain management
Baby Girl, Newborn: Birth injury
Our client suffered a birth injury resulting in Erb’s palsy and partial loss of use of right arm.
Female, 46: Serious personal injury
Our client had an asthma attack and called an ambulance. She arrived at the hospital and advised the EMT not to take her out in the stretcher, as she would walk. The EMT pulled the stretcher and the legs of the stretcher failed to lock, causing the client to fall and flip while strapped to the stretcher.
Injuries: Pinched nerve in spinal cord and neck requiring spinal surgery
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
Male, 27: Workers' compensation
Our client was performing routine maintenance on an air conditioner. He had to use a wooden ladder, which slid on a slippery floor, making him fall.
Injuries: Three fractures in his ankle requiring surgery
Male, 32: Premises Liability
Our client fell from a rooftop, through was a hole for air conditioning covered by tar paper.
Injuries: Bilateral shoulder injuries requiring shoulder surgery, right ankle injury
Male, 51: Premises Liability
Our client fell on an icy sidewalk.
Injuries: Trimalleolar fracture of ankle that required surgery
Female, 79: Serious personal injury
A safe fell on our client while shopping at a hardware store.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury
Female, 51: Premises Liability
Our client tripped and fell on a water hose at front door of the garage where her car was being repaired.
Injuries: Fractured left wrist which required surgery
Female, 23 - Female Child, 3: Serious personal injury
Injuries (Female): Multiple fractures of the arm; facial fractures which required surgery Injuries (Child): Head trauma; facial fractures
Male, 44: Premises Liability
Our client was in a steam room when the sauna produced excessive steam, causing our client serious burns.
Injuries: 2nd and 3rd degree burns to the entire body
Male, 59: Workers' compensation
Our client fell into an elevator shaft at his workplace.
Injuries: Five broken ribs, punctured right lung, liver laceration, soft tissue ankle and hip injuries
Female, 60: Premises Liability
Our client slipped on a wet floor while shopping at a supermarket.
Injuries: Fractured wrist with open reduction and internal fixation
Male, 44: Premises Liability
Our client slipped and fell coming out of a bathroom.
Injuries: Fractured left ankle requiring surgery
Male, 27: Premises Liability
At a grand opening of a store, a storage door fell on our client’s head from a height of 13 feet.
Injuries: Laceration on head, mild traumatic brain injury
Male, 76: Nursing home malpractice
The client was trying to transfer from bed to wheelchair. The home attendant did not put the wheelchair close enough or did not lock it.
Injuries: Broken hip
Female, 34: Premises Liability
Freight elevator doors slammed on our client’s right hand.
Injuries: Right index finger amputated requiring surgery for the revision of the amputation
Female, 63: Premises Liability
Our client was walking towards the subway and fell.
Injuries: Right wrist fracture that required surgery
Female, 74: Premises Liability
Our client fell down an open trap door at a tile store.
Injuries: Broken wrist and a laceration on her forehead
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!