I have nothing but good things to say about Daniel Flanzig, 5 stars just
isn't enough for this man..... Seriously.
Having a bike accident really, really shakes you. Aside from the shock,
injuries, etc. it's totally stressful and strenuous to even attempt
to handle all the paperwork that comes flooding in (and the crazy language
used on it). Mr. Flanzig and his office generously made the whole ordeal
much easier to deal with, and I am forever thankful.
Rebecca L. (cyclist from Brooklyn)
My beloved son was killed in Brooklyn, NY on July 6, 2014 by a speeding
driver. In the midst of the worst possible day of my life, a calming and
compassionate hand took over all of the details that I would never have
been able to navigate by myself. You expect good service when you are
being represented in a legal case, but Daniel Flanzig and his staff always
went above and beyond their duty to make sure I was not only well represented,
but understood the process, had all my bases covered, was kept up to date
with the process, and was also gently treated like the broken and grieving
parent that I was. His sense of family, community, and integrity are beyond
admirable, to say the least. I cannot stress ardently enough how important
it is to have a professional, knowledgeable, and ethical Attorney to represent
you in the face of legal adversity. His character and compassion round
out the perfect choice for a legal representative. Kudos to you, Dan...I
would highly recommend you and your group to any one I know who needs
an Attorney. Thanks for a great job done, and your friendship, as well!
Daniel Flanzig is the lawyer you want on your team.
Extraordinary knowledge, expertise, and experience are some of the assets
he brings to the table to start with. His knowledge, not only of bicycle
law but of relevant precedent and traffic law is staggering. Equally impressive
is his ability to deal with opposing counsel in a collegial but definitive
way. He and his firecracker staff were on top of my case from “go”,
and always made me feel at ease and taken care of. Best of all, he got
me my entire settlement without ever having to set foot in the courtroom.
He knows his law and how to practice it.
Do yourself a favor and get this guy to represent you.
Ian H. (Cyclist from Manhattan)
Although the main address is Mineola, Flanzig & Flanzig also have a
At the beginning of the summer, I was knocked off my bicycle by a woman
opening her car door. It was the afternoon on a Friday. I was riding down
the street in broad daylight obeying all traffic rules. That's why
it's called an accident. There is nothing you can do to prevent it,
and it's sometimes messy sorting it out. My arm was broken, and the
driver did not want to accept responsibility. The police never came. I
spent the night in the hospital, and the next day, I called around to
find a lawyer. Daniel answered immediately, even though it was a Saturday.
He was always prompt in returning calls, even when his newborn was being
delivered. He and his sister Cathy referred me to a good orthopedist.
They were realistic about what to expect and how long the process would
take, and they answered any questions.
I cannot say enough good things about how helpful Daniel and Cathy were. Even if you haven't been injured in a bike accident, but you ride
in the city, their blog is worth checking out.
Ginger P. (cyclist from Brooklyn
Daniel Flanzig was referred to me by another attorney as the preeminent
bike lawyer in New York. He did not disappoint. My case was somewhat complicated
and Dan was able to expertly navigate the process and reach a settlement
with the other party. He knows the laws inside and out and is a tireless
advocate for bike safety. Daniel is extremely knowledgable, through and
patient. He and his staff will always answer all questions no matter how
big our small. If you've had the misfortune of being injured in a
bike accident, or any other type of accident, due to another party's
negligence, do not hesitate to call Flanzig and Flanzig. I give them my
John B. (cyclist from Brooklyn)
As someone who bikes daily to, from and for work, my biggest fear is getting
smashed by a car or doored due to careless driving. A car T-boned me in
an intersection when I had the right of way. It wasn't a critical
injury, but it was enough that it made work very difficult/painful, sometimes
impossible, for the next year.
Days after the wreck, I was finding new and worse pains. I didn't know
what to do or who to call. The doctor I saw at the ER was no help. The
people at the hospital didn't know how to help me either. So I googled
"bike lawyer nyc". Flanzig & Flanzig came up first. Frazzled
and scared, I emailed them after briefly checking out the website. Daniel
broke it all down to me, explained the next step and how to get me into
One thing I really appreciated about him was that he always responded promptly
to emails and phone calls and didn't seemed too annoyed with my millions
of questions because this was my first time being involved with a lawsuit.
I felt assured that someone really had my back, that I had someone advocating for me.
Here's to hoping I never have to call him again! But on the unlucky
side of it, I will not hesitate to contact him if I'm hurt on my bike
in the future.
Mars D. (Cyclist From Brooklyn)
Extremely positive experience. Professional and courteous from start to finish.
Following my cycling injury I hired a personal injury attorney recommended
by a close friend. Two months into the case I realized I made a terrible
mistake when choosing proper representation, and searched for a personal
injury attorney specializing in cyclists' accidents. Boy, did I make
the right call ! Daniel Flanzig, being an avid cyclist himself, understood
what every cyclist has to factor in while riding the roads. I had a million
questions running through my head and for every one of them there was
someone on the Flanzig & Flanzig team to return my calls and emails.
What my initial attorney classified as a weak case, Daniel Flanzig took
to a successful settlement.
I hope to never need a personal injury attorney again, but if I do, Flanzig
& Flanzig law firm will be my first choice.
Richard S. - Cyclist from Long Island
After being rear-ended by a car while I was riding, Flanzig and Flanzig
helped me handle all of the complications in my life the accident caused.
Their dedication to my case was astounding. The firm's staff is highly
responsive and I never felt like I was left out of the loop. Should anyone
I know ever find themselves in need of a lawyer I would not hesitate to
put them in touch with Flanzig & Flanzig.
John R. - Cyclist from Brooklyn
“Dan and his team were incredible from start to finish. I was struck
by a utility truck during a recreational bike ride and had to go through
a complicated shoulder surgery and a long recovery. He was incredibly
knowledgeable about the details of bike law and what makes it unique.
They helped us ensure our medical bills were covered so we had no out
of pocket expenses and handled every detail. He and his office were straightforward,
transparent and supportive throughout the entire settlement process. We
were more than happy with the result and we would highly recommend Dan
and his office to anyone.”
Thom L - (cyclist from Boston injured in Long Island)
“Dan was fantastic. I was hit by an inattentive driver pulling out
of a parking spot - breaking my rib, tearing up my knee and sending me
over the handlebars to land flat on my back in the middle of oncoming
traffic. Car owner was a belligerent nightmare. No-fault kept screwing
up my claim through endless bureaucracy. Then I was accused of getting
hit "on purpose". It was a nightmare of details, worrying that
if I didn't do every single thing right I would get screwed. Called
up Flanzig & Flanzig due to their expertise in bike crashes. Dan immediately
took the entire burden off my plate, explained the process and put me
at ease. Anytime I had a question or concern Dan or someone from his office
got back to me promptly with an answer. No phone call or email went unanswered.
And I never had to ask the same question twice. Flanzig & Flanzig
handled it. I got my life back. Can't recommend them highly enough"
Dominic C. - Cyclist from NYC
was rear ended by a cab in November of 2012. The police left very little
information for me to start my own claim and I was well over my head.
I consulted Flanzig & Flanzig later that month. They really went beyond
my expectations and made the entire process easy and straightforward.
Daniel's a really nice person too, who answered all my questions with
patience and professionalism.
There's a big shortage of lawyers who take the time to understand
bicycle traffic laws and who personally understand the unforgiving conditions
cyclists face day-to-day in NYC. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Flanzig
& Flanzig again if I were hurt by another motorist.
Erich V. (cyclist from Staten Island)
Being a cyclist hit by a truck (with no witnesses) i didn't think i
had legal recourse. Cathy and everyone at Flanzig were great. They secured
a financial settlement i had no idea was possible. The service beyond
that was the real surprise... Steering me through the process, with advice
medical and legal. As an avid NYC cyclist i heartily recommend this firm.
Jay (cyclist from NYC)
Flanzig & Flanzig helped me get compensation from the driver's
insurance company after my bicycle accident. Daniel was friendly, helpful
and professional. I cannot thank him enough for his assistance and for
putting my mind more at ease after being confronted with the staggering
Alex S. (cyclist from Queens)
I wanted to thank you (and your assistants) for your guidance and counsel
through this process. I appreciate that everything that you told me about
the process on that first phone call held true and that there were no
surprises. I am now working on gaining back the confidence that I had
on the bike prior to the accident; it is going to take some time and may
not be completely restored. Otherwise, I feel fortunate at the way that
things turned out and grateful that there were no cars coming the opposite
way when I was taken down.
Much success to you advocating on behalf of the cyclists of NYC.
Gavin K. (Cyclist from Manhattan)
Hi Daniel and Cathy,
I wanted to send a quick thank you for your services. You were both a pleasure
to work with and I always felt I was in the best hands. The case went
quick and was seamless from start to finish.
I appreciate all your help and the kindness it was approached with. You
give lawyers a much better name.
Emily (Cyclist from Brooklyn)
Daniel and Cathy Flanzig, of Flanzig & Flanzig, provided me with professional,
prompt, and maximum legal representation in a personal injury case. I
was a bicyclist doored by a passenger exiting a NYC yellow cab. As a bicyclist
I followed every rule of the road; riding in a bike lane, wearing a helmet,
and gave a consciously wide berth to parked cars. Nonetheless, I was "doored"
by a passenger exiting a parked taxi, my collar bone, "Clavicle",
was fractured and displaced.
Here is what stood out for me in having Daniel & Cathy Flanzig represent
my legal interests in this case. Prior to retaining the Flanzigs, Daniel
provided me with a prompt and accurate assessment of the possible routes,
time frames,and the possible recovery this case could provide. Once I
retained them they took over every aspect of the case; from the no fault
insurance claim filings, to reimbursement for out of pocket medical expenses,
prompt filings of complaints and claims. I was always made aware of what
I needed to know to be assured the case was in fact preceding. I wasn't
burdened with any aspect of the case. As the case neared settlement, a
good outcome for all, Daniel kept me closely in the loop to make sure
I was in agreement, and aware of what was being discussed. Never caused
me stress or worry. Once we arrived at what was thought to be a final
settled amount, Cathy Flanzig went back to the insurance company and found
another $10K. This was a pleasant surprise to me, and demonstrated the
Flanzig's never stop fighting and work for the maximum outcome from a case.
Daniel & Cathy Flanzig have earned my trust and confidence as people,
and in this matter their competence in personal injury law; particularly
in the area of motor vehicle and bicycle accidents in New York State.
Nothing in life is more important to me than trust, confidence, and competence!
Thorner B. (Cyclist from N.Y.C.)