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PEDESTRIAN, AUTOMOBILE, AND BIKE CASES


$3,000,000.00 RECOVERY FOR VESPA CRASH VICTIM

Cathy Flanzig obtained a $2,900,000.00 recovery for the victim of a serious Vespa crash in Hewlett, New York. Our client was operating his scooter, when a vehicle made a sudden left turn in front of him. As a result of the crash, our client sustained severe thoracic injuries. The settlement, which netted a total payout of over $3 Million Dollars, was reached just prior to the start of the trial in the New York State Supreme Court, Nassau County. This settlement has obtained the distinction of the Top 25 Settlements in New York for 2014 for crashes involving motorcycles by the New York Law Journal.


$ 1,300.000.00 DOLLAR VERDICT FOR VICTIM OF A HORRIFIC BROOKLYN AUTO CRASH

Daniel Flanzig won a $1.3 million dollar verdict from a Kings County Supreme Court jury in a case involving the death of a 76 year old woman killed in a horrific automobile accident in which her vehicle was struck by another driver, pushing her vehicle into the path of a truck. After a 10 day trial in Brooklyn, the jury awarded over a million dollars for the victims 35 minutes of pain and suffering. Click here for more information.


$ 1,100,000.00 SETTLEMENT FOR PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY A VEHICLE WHILE IN HIS DRIVEWAY

Cathy Flanzig obtained a $1.1 Million recovery for a 56 year old man who suffered a severe leg injury, requiring him to undergo several limb salvage surgeries, as a result of being struck by his children's religious school teacher while in his own driveway. The settlement was reached soon after the action was commenced and the $1.1 million recovery represented the defendant's full policy limits. This case was reported in the New York Law Journal and the New York Jury Verdict Reporter as a 'Top 25 Verdicts or Settlements' for a pedestrian accident in 2010.


$ 700,000.00 FOR A 51 YEAR OLD SALESMAN WHO SUFFERED CERVICAL INJURIES IN AN AUTOMOBILE CRASH ON BELT PARKWAY

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $700,000.00 recovery during the second day of trial for a 51 year old man who suffered a cervical spine injury, requiring surgery, when his vehicle was side swiped on the Belt Parkway in Queens, New York. The settlement was reached during the second day of the liability trial in the Supreme Court, Queens County.


$675,000.00 RECOVERY FOR PEDESTRIAN STRUCK IN CROSSWALK

Cathy Flanzig obtained a $675,000.00 recovery for a 68 year old woman who sustained a severe leg fracture while crossing with the light at a Port Washhington, NY intersection. The case was settled for $675,000.00 dollars prior to trial in the Supreme Court, Queens County.


$ 500,000.00 RECOVERY FOR A PEDESTRIAN WHO SUSTAINED A CRUSH INJURY WHEN STRUCK BY A VAN AT JFK AIRPORT

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $500,000.00 dollar settlement for a 46 year old diplomat who was struck by a van in the passenger drop off area of JFK Airport. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a crush injury to his foot and developed signs of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a painful and debilitating neurological condition. The settlement was reached after a lengthy and complex mediation, where the defendants disputed fault for the accident, as well as the extent of our client's disability.


$450,000.00 RECOVERY FOR STUDENT WHO SUFFERED NECK, BACK, AND WRIST INJURIES IN AN AUTOMOBILE CRASH

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $450,000.00 recovery for a 45 year old college student who worked part-time at a local pharmacy, who sustained neck, back, and wrist injuries, as a result of an automobile accident when her vehicle was struck in the rear. The settlement was reached while the matter was about to be tried in Suffolk County Supreme Court.


$340,000.00 SETTLEMENT FOR PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY A NYC TAXI CAB

Cathy Flanzig obtained a significant recovery for a 57 year old shoe salesman who suffered a fractured leg, as a result of being struck by a taxicab in Manhattan. In this complicated resolution, Cathy first obtained the full policy limits of the taxi cab's liability insurance of . $100,000.00. She thereafter obtained another $240,000.00 from our client's own automobile policy, under the underinsured portion of his coverage.


$350,000.00 RECOVERY FOR A GAS STATION ATTENDANT STRUCK BY A CUSTOMER'S VEHICLE

Cathy Flanzig obtained a $350,000 settlement for a 49 year old gas station attendant who suffered a fractured wrist, as a result of being struck by an automobile while he was a pedestrian standing at the gas station where he was employed. This settlement was reached as the case was about to be tried in Nassau County Supreme Court.


$325,500.00 SETTLEMENT DURING TRIAL FOR VICTIM OF LONG ISLAND MOTORCYCLE CRASH

Daniel Flanzig obtains a $325,500.00 settlement during the 3rd day of trial in the Supreme Court-Nassau County, NY-for a seriously injured motorcyclist. The car was owned by a local luxury used car dealer. The settlement was reached after the insurance carrier for the dealership tendered its full $300,000.00 in coverage, and the dealership agreed to contribute an additional $25,500.00 to the settlement.


$320,000.00 RECOVERY FOR WOMEN HIT BY DRUNK DRIVER WHO HAD JUST LEFT A LOCAL CLUB

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $320,000.00 recovery for a 32 year old mother who was hit by a drunk driver, after the intoxicated driver had just left a local club. After obtaining an offer of the full policy limits of the driver's insurance policy, the firm commenced an action against the bar, alleging that they served the visibly intoxicated patron who caused the accident. The firm was able to obtain the recovery by proving through the police investigation, as well as an expert toxicologist, that the club should have been aware that the patron was intoxicated when they continued to serve him alcoholic beverages.


$320,000.00 RECOVERY FOR AN ELDERLY COUPLE IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $ 260,000.00 recovery for a 66 year old woman, and a $60,000.00 recovery for her 68 year old husband, who were both involved in an auto accident with a truck driver in Queens, New York. The husband was operating the vehicle in which his wife was a passenger. The settlement took place immediately before a jury was to be selected in Supreme Court, Bronx County.


COMBINED $300,000.00 RECOVERY FOR LONG ISLAND ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON WHO SUSTAINED CLOSED HEAD INJURY.

Cathy Flanzig obtained a $300,000.00 settlement for a New York Orthopedic surgeon who sustained a closed head injury (T.B.I.) in an automobile crash. After obtaining the full policy limits ($100,000.00) of the vehicle that struck our client, Cathy was able to obtain an additional $200,000.00 from our client's underinsured motorist carrier (SUM) policy.


$300,000.00 SETTLEMENT FOR PEDESTRIAN STRUCK WHILE WALKING ON SIDEWALK

Flanzig and Flanzig obtained a $300,000.00 recovery for a 52 year old man who was struck by a vehicle that was exiting a parking lot on Glen Cove Road in Nassau County New York. The pedestrian suffered a fractured leg and a lumbar herniated disc. The settlement was reached just prior to jury selection in the Supreme Court, Nassau County.


$275,000.00 SETTLEMENT FOR WOMAN SUFFERING FROM MS AGGRAVATED BY AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

A $275,000 settlement was awarded to a woman whose non-symptomatic multiple sclerosis resurfaced, due to injuries she sustained in an automobile accident. This unusual theory was successfully argued by Daniel Flanzig before a mediator, despite contradictory medical theories that state that MS is not aggravated or caused by trauma.


$250,000.00 SETTLEMENT IN SIGNIFICANT INDIANA AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

Flanzig and Flanzig obtained a settlement for two women who were passengers in a vehicle involved in a significant automobile accident. The operator of the vehicle alleged that her brakes failed, causing her to drive into the rear of a stopped tractor trailer. Through the use of an expert engineer that Flanzig and Flanzig dispatched to Indiana (the site of the accident), we were able to prove that the brakes operated properly, and the sole cause of the accident was the defendant operator's negligence. The settlement was obtained prior to jury selection in the Supreme Court, Queens County.


$250,000.00 RECOVERY FOR CON ED UTILITY WORKER IN AN ON THE JOB AUTO ACCIDENT

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $250,000.00 award for a male cable splicer in his late 40's who was employed by Consolidated Edison. He sustained a cervical herniated disc in an auto accident. His van was struck by a Flushing Hospital Medical Center Ambulance on an emergency call. A settlement was reached after Flanzig and Flanzig was successful in obtaining a decision from a Supreme Court Judge that the plaintiff sustained a "serious injury" as a matter of law. Such decisions are rarely granted in auto accident cases, where judges usually prefer to leave this determination for the jury.



$210,000.00 RECOVERY FOR CYCLISTS "DOORED" IN THE WEST VILLAGE

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $210,000.00 recovery for cyclist "doored" in the West Village. The cyclist, who worked as a model and bartender, was "doored" on his way to work by an exiting driver on 13th Street. As a result of the crash, our client sustained a severe laceration to his bicep requiring surgery to repair. The settlement was reached before trial in the Supreme Court, New York County.


$200,000.00 AWARDED FOR A ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR INJURED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT INVOLVING COMPLEX UNDERINSURANCE ARBITRATION

A 53-year old electrical contractor was awarded a total settlement of $200,000.00, following injuries to his shoulder and back in an auto accident. The insurance company of the vehicle that struck our client awarded $25,000.00. Cathy Flanzig obtained the additional recovery by filing for underinsurance arbitration with our client's own insurance company. The settlement was reached on the morning that the arbitration was scheduled to take place.


$160,000 Recovery from Construction Company for Brooklyn Cyclist

Our client was biking in the Kent Ave. bike lane in Brooklyn. Unbeknownst to the cyclist, the Construction Company had closed the street due to a large street excavation (see photo) and was diverting traffic into the bike lane. In trying to avoid an oncoming vehicle in the bike lane he crashed. The case was settled prior to trial in the Supreme Court, Kings County.


$160,000.00 SETTLEMENT FOR A FAMOUS LAS VEGAS MAGICIAN

Our client sustained injuries to his shoulder in an automobile accident, and had to have arthroscopic surgery. The settlement was reached after a jury was impaneled in the Supreme Court, Nassau County


$145,000.00 for Cylist "Doored" in Flatiron District

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $145,000.00 recovery for a cyclist "doored" in the Flat Iron district by an exiting passenger. Despite no contact between the vehicle and the cyclist, we established the passenger was neglient in opening the door and causing the cylcist to lose control and crash.


$140,000.00 Settlement for NYC Cyclist "DOORED" in the West Village

Cathy Flanzig obtained a 140,000.00 settlement for a cyclist "doored" in the West Village by an exiting passenger of a NYC Taxi cab, while traveling within a bike lane.


$125,000.00 for cyclists that struck a negligently placed speed bump on the bike path along Manhattan's East side

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $125,000 settlement prior to trial in New York County (Manhattan) for a a cyclist that struck an unmarked speed bump in front of the 34th Street Heliport in Manhattan. As a result of the fall, our client sustained a fractured wrist. The speed bump was placed on a mixed use roadway which was frequently used for parking as well as cyclists and runners. The speed bump used was inconsistent with those typically seen through out New York City because of their dangerous profile. The operator also failed to post proper advanced warning signs stating "Bump Ahead", failed to have street markings or hash markings required to advise cyclists of the installed bump.


$100,000.00 (full Policy limits) after liability Verdict for Cyclist struck by NYC Taxi in Queens

Daniel Flanzig obtained a liability verdict in Queens County where the jury found a cab driver 100% at fault for the crash. The crash occurred at an intersection in Long Island City. The cab and our client ( a 19 y/o cyclist) both claimed the light was in their favor. We were successful in arguing to the jury that the cab driver ran the light and was the cause of the crash. Following a successful liability verdict, the cab company, and its insurance carrier American Transit Insurance, paid their full insurance policy of $100,000.00 dollars.


$100,000.00 (full Policy limits) for Cyclists "Doored" in Manhattan

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $100,000.00 (full policy limits) recovery for cyclist "doored" on 19th Street in Manhattan. Our client was traveling West on 19th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. As vehicular traffic was stopped, our client attempted to pass traffic on the right. As he was traveling along side the defendant's vehicle, a door swung open into his path. Our client attempted to avoid the opening car door, swerved, and crashed. No contact was ever made between the cyclists and the door. As a result of the fall our client sustained a severely fractured wrist.

This case is an important illustration that contact between a bike and a vehicle is always not necessary in order to establish negligence on behalf of a driver or exiting passenger. It was the act of improperly opening the car door that was the proximate cause of the crash making the Defendants responsible.


$100,000.00 Verdict for Cyclist Where No Contact Occurred

Our firm obtained a $100,000.00 verdict for a Brooklyn cylcist cut-off by a driver in lower Manhattan. Although no actual contact occurred between the cyclist and the vehicle, the jury still found the driver 100% responsible for the crash. It awarded the cyclist $100,000.00 dollars, the full extent of the drivers insurance coverage.


$97,500.00 RECOVERY FOR 37 YEAR OLD WOMAN "DOORED" BY NYC TAXI CAB WHILE RIDING IN BIKE LANE ON 6TH AVENUE IN NYC

Daniel Flanzig obtained a settlement for NYC cyclist who sustained a severe back injury when "doored" by a NYC Taxi cab, while traveling in the bike lane on 6th Avenue in New York City.


$80,000 recovery for cyclist struck by a left turning National Grid Truck

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $80,000 settlement after a mediation for a Massachusetts cyclists injured while riding in Suffolk County, NY. Our client sustained a separated shoulder in the crash. The settlement was reached prior to the start of trial in Nassau County.


$52,500.00 RECOVERY FOR CYCLIST DOORED BY VAN ON BELL BLVD. IN QUEENS, NY

Daniel Flanzig obtained a settlement of $52,500.00 for a cyclist who suffered a fractured clavicle as a result of a "dooring" by the driver of a commercial van. The settlement was obtained via a private mediation, while the case was pending on the trial calendar in the Supreme Court, Queens County.


$50,000 RECOVERY FOR CYCLIST HIT BY DUMPSTER TARP WHILE RIDING UP LAFAYETTE STREET IN NYC

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $50,000 recovery against a construction company who failed to properly secure the tarp of its dumpster placed along the curb on Lafayette Street in New York City. The Tarp blew into the cyclist path, causing him to lose control of his bike and be hit by a truck. The truck then fled the scene and was never identified. The client came to us too late to file an MVIAC claim, and so we pursued a case against the construction company. The case was settled before trial in the Supreme Court, NY County.


Other Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements

$2,000.000.00 DOLLAR RECOVERY FOR DOCTOR'S FAILURE TO PROPERLY DIAGNOSE AND TREAT BREAST CANCER

Flanzig and Flanzig obtained a $2,000,000.00 settlement on the fifth day of trial in a medical malpractice action. The claim was based upon the doctor's failure to properly diagnose and treat our client's breast cancer. The failure to timely diagnose the patient significantly reduced the ability to successfully treat and cure the cancer. The settlement was reached during the trial, after the trial judge determined that the defendant's physician committed medical malpractice as "a matter of law."


Labor law and Construction Accidents

$1,214,844.00 RECOVERY FOR A 33 YEAR OLD CONSTRUCTION LABORER INJURED IN WORK SITE ACCIDENT

Daniel Flanzig obtained a settlement of $1,214,844.00 for a 33 year old construction laborer who was struck by falling construction debris. The case was one of first impression for the Supreme Court, who held the owner of the property strictly liable for the accident, based upon a violation of the N.Y.S. Industrial Code pertaining to the removal of concrete forms. Our client sustained a sustained a back injury which required him to undergo a lumbar fusion.


$1,150,000.00 Recovery for a 52 year old TSA worker who suffered a fall at LGA Airport

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $1.150 Million Dollar settlement for a TSA worker who slipped and fell in an American Airlines Terminal at Laguardia Airport, as a result of a leaking roof. This case involved highly complex medical issues, including claims of R.S.D., also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The cases was ultimately settled just prior to trial in the Eastern District of the United States Federal Court.


$1,000,000.00 SETTLEMENT FOR INJURED EMERGENCY WORKER

We obtained a $1,000,000.00 settlement for one of our "First Responder" clients. Our client was working as a EMT-"First Responder". While assisting the transport of the patient to an area hospital, he slipped and fell while exiting his emergency vehicle. He slipped because ice was allowed to accumulate on the apron of the driveway outside of the Emergency Room entrance. As a result, he sustained a severe injury to his back. After successfully defeating the hospital motion to dismiss, as well as their Appeal to the Appellate Division, we were able to obtain this significant settlement for our grateful client.


$350,000.00 RECOVERY FOR LOCAL 3 ELECTRICIAN INJURED IN CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT

Daniel Flanzig obtained a $350,000.00 settlement during trial before a New York County jury, for a 29 year old IBEW Local 3 electrician who sustained an ACL tear requiring surgery. The client was injured while working at a construction project in Manhattan. He fell down stairs, due to debris left by a subcontractor on the job site, which was in violation of multiple New York State construction regulations.


$300,000.00 SETTLEMENT IN HIGH PROFILE LAWSUIT INVOLVING A YOUNG WOMAN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED WHILE A PATIENT ON A NEW YORK CITY AMBULANCE

A resolution of a 1999 lawsuit against the City of New York was recently reached, stemming from a sexual assault that occurred to a young female, while she was a patient aboard a FDNY ambulance. The woman was being transported to the hospital after collapsing, due to a Migraine Headache at LaGuardia Airport, while she was attempting to return home to Texas. Daniel Flanzig obtained the result for our client just prior to trial in the Supreme Court, Queens County. An extensive background search conducted by investigators associated with Flanzig and Flanzig revealed prior misconduct by the EMT, which was reported to his supervisors, and which the city failed to properly investigate. Click here for more information.


$250,000.00 RECOVERY FOR LINE OF DUTY INJURY FOR A NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTER

A large recovery was obtained for a 41 year old New York City Fire Department Lieutenant who was injured in the line of duty. The firefighter sustained second-and third-degrees burns to his head, ears, and hand during a fire that started as a result of negligence of the property owner. A bug defogger had been placed next to an open pilot light in the owner's restaurant. The case settled after a jury had been impaneled in Supreme Court, Queens County.


$150,000.00 QUICK RECOVERY FOR YOUNG WOMAN WHO SUFFERED FRACTURED ANKLE ON HER EMPLOYERS DRIVEWAY.

A settlement of $150,000.00 was quickly obtained by the firm for a young woman who suffered a fractured ankle, requiring surgery when she slipped and fell on a snow covered driveway. The settlement was reached prior to the matter being in suit, when investigators uncovered witnesses, including a neighbor and ambulance personnel, who confirmed that the home owner failed to shovel the driveway, despite the fact that it had stopped snowing almost twelve hours before her fall.

DISCLAIMER: Previous results are no guarantee of future success. Each case is unique and the final outcome of negotiations and/or a trial is never guaranteed.

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