Third Party Liability

Third Party Liability Claims in New York City

Third-party Liability

Third-party liability is a complex matter, especially in medical malpractice cases. Fortunately, our personal injury attorneys handle the full range of personal injury claims for clients in New York City and surrounding areas. The lawyers of Proner & Proner have the experience and skill to identify any and all parties that might be held liable for the losses you or your loved one has suffered as a result of the negligence of those parties. We will work with trusted professionals to investigate your case and take aggressive action against the negligent parties. At all times, we will be transparent with you and advise you as to the best course of action in your case.

For further explanation of third-party liability, please read on and then contact the attorneys of Proner & Proner. We evaluate personal injury claims at our Manhattan, New York office for injured victims from throughout the state and the rest of the country.

Examples of Third-party Liability

Personal injury claims involving the issue of third-party liability are fairly common after worksite accidents. While an employer’s financial obligation to an injured employee is covered by workers’ compensation, the employee may still be able to collect damages from a negligent third party. For example, someone who is injured by a defective seatbelt while driving in the commission of his job duties may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefit as well as compensation from the manufacturer responsible for the defect.

Third-party Liability in Medical Malpractice Cases

The issue of third-party liability in cases involving medical malpractice is, arguably, more complex. Medical professionals may be held liable for injuries or deaths caused by their patients if:

  • The physician or other healthcare professional failed to properly warn the patient of potential and foreseeable risks associated with a medication
  • The physician or other healthcare professional was negligent in administering treatment to the patient

The medical malpractice attorneys of Proner & Proner have a history of successful verdicts and settlements, including several historic resolutions of complex cases. If you or a member of your family has been harmed due to the actions of someone who was under the care of a medical professional at the time, you may be eligible to collect compensation from that medical professional according to the doctrine of third-party liability. Our attorneys in Manhattan, New York, would be pleased to evaluate your personal injury claim to determine whether it would be appropriate to take legal action against a physician, surgeon, nurse, anesthesiologist, pharmacist, or other negligent party.

Schedule an Evaluation of Your Personal Injury Claim

To schedule an evaluation of your personal injury claim, please contact the New York City law firm of Proner & Proner today.


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.