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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.
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.
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.