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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: WHAT HAPPENS IF A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IS CAUSED BY AN ANIMAL?

We pride ourselves on examining every motorcycle collision case from every angle to determine any possible routes of recovery. Our accident lawyers are happy to review cases involving bikers colliding with animals, because we realize these often result in serious injury or wrongful death. However, these can be extremely challenging cases.

If the accident involves a motorcycle rider hitting a deer, it is unlikely that there is anyone to take action against. The government is not responsible for controlling deer populations.

If the accident involves a motorcycle rider hitting a dog or being knocked off the bike by the dog, there may be an opportunity for compensation. Many states have leash laws that specifically requires dogs to be leashed and kept out of the road. If a dog is not on a leash and runs into the road, causing an accident, the dog owner could be held accountable.

If the accident involves a motorcycle rider colliding with livestock, there may be avenues for compensation. The owners of the livestock may be obligated to keep the livestock from straying onto a road or highway. If they failed to fulfill that obligation, they could be held accountable for the harm caused by their animal.

AVOID ROAD HAZARDS THAT CAUSE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

There is nothing like the freedom a motorcyclist feels when riding their motorcycle down the road . There are, however, some conditions that make the roads unsafe for the riders. These hazards can lead to serious accidents. Potholes, unsafe roadways, poor signage, distracted motorists, and even wildlife can create hazards for the unsuspecting rider causing motorcycle accidents. The program Proner with handled motorcycle accidents from roadway hazards successfully obtaining monetary awards for the unfortunate riders that had injuries due to poor road conditions.  Of course, it’s always best to avoid the accident the first place.  Here is some advice for riders to avoid motorcycle accidents from roadway hazards.

Pot holes can pose a significant risk to motorcyclist. Potholes are very common on aging and unmaintained roads. Potholes can cause the motorcyclist to lose control of their bike or lead to damage to the bike itself.

When faced with a pothole, take these precautions;

·             Always have your tires checked and make sure that you have the proper inflation. Properly inflated tires hold up better against potholes than tires that have too much or too little air.

·             If you can’t avoid a pothole, slow down before you hit it. Don’t brake directly over a pothole, which can actually cause more damage.

·             When riding over the pothole, hold the handle bars firmly to avoid losing control.

·             Use caution when encountering  a puddle of water because it might be a pothole in hiding.

UNSAFE ROADWAYS
At Proner and Proner, we have represented motorcycle riders who’ve accidents because of unlevel pavement causing motorcycle accidents, motorcycle accidents from new asphalt, motorcycle accidents from changed and confusing signs, and motorcycle accidents from missing signs.  As a rider you must always take special precaution when traveling on new or unfamiliar roads. If you are on new pavement or new asphalt on your motorcycle’s reduce your speed to avoid a motorcycle accident. Additionally take extra precaution when riding on unfamiliar roadways at night.

DISTRACTED MOTORIST
Distracted motorist pose a danger to everyone on the road especially motorcyclist and pedestrians are prone to more serious injuries than those in a car. Some drivers use their phones while they drive and do not pay attention to the road causing these drivers to slam into other drivers or into pedestrians. When this happens it is important to seek medical attention right away and contact an experienced attorney to help you get a just compensation.

WILDLIFE
Wildlife can pose a great danger to the motorcyclist on the road and oftentimes cause motorcycle accidents with catastrophic injuries. These animals can range in size from a small squirrel to a large moose or bear. When riding in roads that are near wildlife habitats always pay attention to animal crossing sign. It is also advised when you see wildlife to ride with caution as    there may be other wildlife nearby especially if the animal travels in packs. If you’re going to ride at night then you should use good headlights to make these animals more visible.  If you see an animal on the roadway, reduce your speed.

Be prepared to stop; do not rev the engine of your bike or sound the horn as this is likely to startle the animal and could cause damage to your motorcycle.

Remember your eyes steer the motorcycle and therefore look to where you want to go.

If animals appear suddenly in front of your motorcycle, resist the urge to swerve. It is far better to brake in a straight line (even if there is impact and a motorcycle accident causing injury) than to swerve and potentially leave the road and possibly sustain greater injury from your motorcycle accident by crashing into a guard rail were going down an embankment on your motorcycle. Additionally animal may move to get out of the way and your swerve may cause contact that you’re trying to avoid.

You will definitely come off worse in a motorcycle accident with a large animal.  If encountering a large animal on your motorcycle brake hard. If you encounter a small animal it is better hit the animal than to risk your life.  If a smaller animal like a rabbit or feral cat crosses your path, DO NOT SWERVE, but brake firmly if safe to do so. Such a small animal will do little damage to your motorcycle if you cannot stop in time.

DID YOU KNOW?
In the state of Tennessee a law has been passed granting the ownership of road kill to the motorist that killed the animal. This means that any Tennessee driver that kills local fauna like a deer, squirrel, rabbit or raccoon can take the animal home and eat it.


Case Results

  • $3,300,000 - Motorcyclist Hit By Vehicle
  • $2,000,000 - Motorcyclist Hit By Vehicle
  • $1,100,000 - Motorcyclist Hit By Vehicle
  • $930,000 - Wrongful Death Accident
  • $821,000 - Motorcyclist Hit By Vehicle
  • $280,000 - Motorcyclist Hit By Vehicle

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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.