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The death of a loved one—spouse, child, or other loved one—can be almost unbearable. When that death was caused by the negligence of another party, those left behind are sometimes torn apart by their anger, grief, and the certain feeling that someone should pay. The advice of a knowledgeable, compassionate lawyer can be critical to protecting your right to compensation.
At Proner & Proner, we have spent more than 50 years fighting to get fair compensation for accident victims in NYC. We know that money only removes financial worries and cannot bring back your beloved family member. We also know how important it is to protect your financial security after suffering the tragic loss of a loved one.
We have already won over $400 million in compensation for victims throughout NYC. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn about your legal right to compensation. We represent survivors who have lost a loved one, throughout NY’s five boroughs: NYC, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.
At Proner & Proner in New York City, our lead attorney Mitchell Proner is committed to providing grieving families with a lifeline. Taking legal action against negligent parties to obtain fair compensation for your loss sends a signal that the type of negligence that killed your loved one will not be tolerated. Our New York City law firm handles all types of wrongful death cases, including those involving:
Any type of fatality caused by the negligence of another party can provide the basis for a wrongful death claim. Our skilled NYC wrongful death lawyers will examine your case thoroughly to identify all possible sources of compensation so that you can focus on your emotional recovery.
At Proner & Proner, our top-rated NYC wrongful death lawyers are here to handle every aspect of your case—from investigation to advocating for your rights at trial. We will work with the best experts in their field to get the evidence you need to hold the responsible party accountable.
Depending upon what happened in your case, we may secure the expertise of:
Our lawyers put all of our resources to work in making sure you don’t also have to suffer financially after losing a loved one to wrongful death. Holding negligent parties accountable for their actions can get you financial compensation for:
A number of factors come into play in determining the available compensation in a wrongful death case. Those factors can include, but are not limited to:
Arriving at the amount that represents “fair” compensation in a wrongful death case requires expert legal advice. Our lawyers work closely with your family to get a full understanding of your loved one’s life and the impact of your loss. We then work with financial experts to arrive at a damage claim—understanding that no amount of money could ever truly make you whole again.
Although a NYC wrongful death claim can be based on someone else’s intentional acts, most involve showing that someone else was careless—or “negligent”—in somehow causing your loved one’s death. To establish negligence, your lawyer will work to establish the following elements:
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and wondering where to get help holding the negligent party responsible, contact the skilled wrongful death lawyers at Proner & Proner. We provide you with a free case evaluation so that you can learn about your legal right to compensation under New York’s wrongful death laws.
You can either call our office or fill out this online contact form to tell us what happened. We help survivors in NYC, Brooklyn, and all of NYC’s five boroughs get justice and compensation for their losses.
Unlike in the criminal context, you need only prove by a “preponderance of the evidence” that another party’s negligence caused your loved one’s death. In plain English, this “preponderance” standard basically means “more likely than not”. This standard is much lower than the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard that applies in criminal cases because only money is on the line.
Generally, a surviving spouse, child or parent can file a claim for compensation. The personal representative of your loved one’s estate can also file a claim. That means in order for a sibling or other family member to file a claim, it is advisable that that party be named personal representative of the estate. Our lawyers can help you understand your legal rights in greater detail in your free consultation.
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.