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WHEN YOU’VE BEEN INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, YOU DESERVE SKILLED LEGAL REPRESENTATION & MAXIMUM COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES

Accidents happen; that’s a fact of life. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need a battle-tested personal injury lawyer to take on your fight and win you maximum compensation for your injuries.

Look no further than the experienced and skilled law firm of Proner & Proner. For many years, we’ve successfully represented countless victims of motorcycle accidents. We never back down from insurance companies and are passionate about providing each and every client with personalized attention. Contact our office today for a free consultation about your accident.

PRONER & PRONER: RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF JUSTICE FOR MOTORCYCLE CRASH VICTIMS

Our team gets to work the moment we are hired to represent a client. We are focused on crafting a comprehensive case as well as moving it through the process quickly so you get paid as soon as possible. We use the most up-to-date technology, accident reconstructionists and investigators who will all be focused on your case and getting you the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries.

Mitchell Proner is an avid bike rider and advocate for motorcyclists’ rights. After being severely injured in a motorcycle accident himself, he decided to focus his legal career on helping bikers get the justice they deserve. Mr. Proner and his team of seasoned associate attorneys, paralegals and support staff know full well that most accidents involving motorcyclists occur because of negligence on the part of the other driver. We will do everything in our legal power to obtain all reasonable damages including:

  • Medical Expenses – including projected future expenses
  • Loss of Earnings – now and in the future
  • Pain & Suffering – accidents have a major impact on your quality of life, now and in the future

In addition to an extremely attentive support staff, we use the newest technology to communicate with our clients. You will have the ability to learn about every step of your case from those who are working hard on your behalf. In addition being able to reach a live phone representative 24-hours-a-day, Mr. Proner is available to speak to every client upon request.

WHAT TO DO IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Make sure everyone is okay. Check on everyone involved in the accident. If possible, apply first aid to those who have been injured.
Move away from the road. Get to a safe location, but stay at the motorcycle accident scene. Use hazard lights or flares to alert oncoming traffic and prevent further collisions.
Call 911. Unless nobody is hurt and nothing is damaged, get the police and an ambulance on the scene as soon as possible. The ambulance will bring immediate medical attention to those who are hurt. The police will fill out an accident report that may prove critical later. Answer questions truthfully when officers arrive — but do not make any admission of guilt.
Get medical attention. The sooner you can get treated, the sooner you can get better, which is ultimately the most important thing. With adrenaline flowing, you may not think you are injured. That might not be the case. Do not refuse treatment.
Doctor’s Orders: Follow your doctor’s advice as closely as you can, to demonstrate that you are making a good faith effort to recover from any injuries that you sustained. Also, do not leave out any complaint that you have when you talk to a doctor. Even minor aches and pains can develop into debilitating, chronic conditions. It is important to get those complaints documented as soon after a motorcycle accident as possible.
Gather information. Get names, addresses, phone numbers and license numbers from the other driver and witnesses. Get the other driver’s insurance information. If possible, take photographs of the motorcycle accident scene and injuries.
Contact a lawyer. The motorcycle crash attorneys of Proner & Proner offer free initial consultations and respond quickly to accidents throughout the country. We take fast action to protect your rights and start pursuing the compensation you need.

EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS REPRESENT CLIENTS HURT IN MANY COMMON TYPES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES

The statistics are in – and they are sobering. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are five times more likely to be seriously injured in an accident than those in car crashes. Further, bikers are 26 times more likely to die in a crash than people in a car accident. There are many reasons why motorcycle accidents occur and many of them involve the driver of the other vehicle simply “not seeing” the biker.

Unfortunately, regardless of the reasons motorcycle accidents happen, most have one thing in common. The injuries sustained by a surviving biker can be very severe and impact them for the rest of their lives.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, or they’ve been the victim of wrongful death following a bike crash, contact the experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at Proner & Proner. We fight for the rights of bikers injured in accidents throughout the United States. Put our experienced to work for you.

COMMON TYPES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES

There is no strictly formulaic approach to motorcycle accident claims at the law offices of Proner & Proner. We represent injured motorcyclists nationwide, considering every case to be as unique as the parties and circumstances involved. For best results after a motorcycle accident, we examine all known facts with an open mind until we can confidently draw conclusions and develop theories of liability.

The most common types of bike crashes we see include:

  • Left Turn Motorcycle Accidents
  • Accidents at Intersections
  • Red Light Accidents
  • Lane Splitting
  • Construction and Road Hazards
  • DWI/DUI
  • Rear End Motorcycle Accidents
  • Side Impact Motorcycle Accidents

COMMON CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE CRASHES IN THE US

As we have investigated the causes of our clients’ motorcycle accidents over the years, certain themes have emerged. Over time, our motorcycle accident lawyers have discovered that, in general, many motorcycle crashes occur for reasons such as these:

The Driver of the Other Vehicle Didn’t See the Motorcycle: This, unfortunately, is a common cause of accidents. Bikes are smaller and easily hidden in blind spots.

Failure to Yield: The driver of a car, truck or bus — or another motorcycle rider — fails to yield to our client at highway entrance and exit ramps; at entrances and exits to gas stations, parking lots and parking garages; on city streets, county roads and state highways — when changing lanes, turning left or approaching intersections controlled by red lights or stop signs. After an accident, these drivers often claim that they had not seen the motorcycle before the crash.

Distracted Driving: Drivers of cars, trucks and buses are distracted while driving, either talking on cell phones, texting or referring to GPS (global positioning system) devices.

Roadway Hazards: Weather and roadway conditions can play a significant role in how an accident occurs

Merchandise: Defective motorcycle components and defective helmets can cause serious crashes

WHATEVER THE CAUSE OF YOUR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, THE SEASONED LAWYERS AT PRONER & PRONER WILL ADVISE AND ADVOCATE

When you call Proner & Proner, rest assured our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers will listen compassionately and explain how we will proceed in pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident anywhere in the U.S., contact the attorneys of Proner & Proner for a free consultation. At our nationwide personal injury firm, our attorneys are well-qualified to represent you in any car, truck or motorcycle accident case.

FAQ: WHO WAS AT FAULT?

Our lawyers frequently field questions from bikers who are not certain whether the other driver was at fault or not. We are happy to answer these questions and to take action against the other driver if he or she was at fault.

The answer to this question may depend on the state where the accident took place. For example, one of the most common motorcycle accident scenarios involves a car pulling over to the right side of the road as if about to take a right turn. A motorcycle rider begins to pass the car on the left, only to be hit by the car when the car veers back into the lane and continues driving forward. In most states, it is illegal for two vehicles to share the same lane. When the biker drove forward, both drivers may have been breaking this law, meaning both are partially at fault. So who is to blame? Perhaps both drivers. In some states, there is a comparative negligence rule. The question needs to be asked, how much was each party at fault? Perhaps the driver of the car was more at fault, and thus would be liable. Perhaps not.

We carefully review every case to determine and prove fault, building a strategy designed to maximize compensation for the victim of motorcycle injuries.

Motorcycle accidents, though not necessarily more frequent than other types of accidents, are more likely to result in serious injury. Motorcycles lack any sort of surrounding protective structure such as air bags, which makes bikers more prone to suffer severe or fatal injuries when they are involved in a collision. Motorcycle accidents can result in brain injuries, broken bones, or even death. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015, 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes in the United States. In addition, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2015 as well. Motorcyclists are, on average, 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled, and are over five times as likely to be injured.

These some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are as follows:

Unsafe lane changes – Because motorcycles are smaller, they can be difficult to see. When other drivers fail to see a motorcycle, either because of blind spots or failure to lookout, accidents can easily occur. It is the responsibility of all motor vehicle operators to watch the road properly and be aware of other drivers, including motorcyclists.

Speeding.  Speeding is a leading cause of all types of motor vehicle accidents. Speeding reduces a driver’s chance of seeing and reacting to other drivers in time to prevent a collision. The greater the speed, the greater the impact, and the more severe the consequences are.

Driving under the influence. Driving while impaired by alcohol or drug use is a concern in any type of motor vehicle. However, motorcycles require a high level of concentration to maneuver and drive properly, and impairment can cause devastating accidents.

Texting drivers not seeing motorcycles. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.

Sudden stops. A motorcycle rear-end accident can often be deadly. Sudden stops can cause the bike to flip end-over-end, throwing the rider off the bike and resulting in serious injury.

Left turn accidents. 40 percent of all motorcycle collisions that occur in the United States are the result of a driver turning left in front of a motorcyclist who has the right of way. A car fails to see a motorcycle or judges the speed incorrectly, and turns in front of the motorcyclist at an intersection.

Dangerous road conditions. Crumbling or uneven pavement, potholes, and debris, can all increase a motorcycle rider’s chances of losing control of his or her vehicle.

Motorcyclists face far greater risk for fatal or serious accidents on the road.  Motorcycle riders can increase safety by being aware of the common causes of accidents and taking steps to reduce or avoid risks. If you or someone you know is injured because of a motorcycle accident, we encourage you to contact Proner & Proner law offices to discuss your potential case. You may be entitled to compensation for your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and more.


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  • $930,000 - Wrongful Death Accident
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[Proner] is a very experienced trial attorney with exceptional skill and knowledge. He dedicates himself to every case and will do his very best to secure a favorable outcome for his clients.

- Anna Angeles

What not to do after a motorcycle accident

The wrong move can make it extremely difficult to get the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies are looking for opportunities to limit or deny you compensation. We encourage you not to give them any.

  • Do not make a statement to or sign anything given to you by an insurance agent. Do not even talk to an insurance agent. When you discuss the accident to the police, be very straightforward and limit your discussion to the facts.
  • Do not apologize to or argue with the other driver. Limit your discussion with the other driver to an exchange of information. Do not sign anything.
  • Do not get your bike repaired. Doing so before an attorney has had a chance to have the bike properly inspected and photographed is essentially erasing one of the most important pieces of evidence in your case.