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5.0 star rating
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!
Franci B.

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 Manhattan office.
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
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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 highest recommendation.
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 physical therapy.
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


5.0 star rating

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


I 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.‚Äč

Erich V. (cyclist from Staten Island)


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 medical bills.

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.

regards,

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.)


Simply the best lawyer I ever worked with, Dan Flanzig is a true professional and all round nice guy.

I was "doored" as I was riding my bike in Queens when a driver of a van opened his door while I was passing. I had no time to react and I crashed into the door. This resulted in a broken collar bone (clavicle). I was knocked out for about 5 minutes. When I came too, there was a crowd gathered. Someone told me they called an ambulance which took me to the hospital. I needed surgery to repair my broken bone.

Daniel was very professional. As an avid cyclist himself, Dan was an expert with NYC cycle law and the rights of cyclists. I was lucky to find a law firm which included a special focus on New York cycle law as part of their practice. He knew the law and fought very hard for my rights. Excellent and professional service. My phone calls were always returned. The staff handled all the paperwork with the hospitals and doctors. I did not have to worry about anything. The defendants were very hard to deal with, yet Dan fought hard to get the best settlement possible. I recommend Dan and Flanzig & Flanzig.

Thomas G. (cyclist from Queens)


I have only good things to say about this firm. Helpful, nice to deal with, good lawyers.

If you just had a bike accident just go to their site and call these guys!

I was broadsided by a car while biking (as I was turning into a bike lane with the light) and got sucked underneath, fracturing my knee. I looked for a lawyer because the driver's insurance company was difficult to deal with and admin is not my strong point. No office I called would take the case because they weren't sure if there would be enough $ involved to justify their time.

I looked online and found Flanzig & Flanzig under http://newyorkbikelawyers.com and I called the number listed. Daniel said to send in the info that I had and they would help me navigate the Insurance. He basically said: 'You may have a case or you may not, it depends on how badly you're hurt. If you have a case we'll ask for a retainer signed and there'll be a percentage fee. If there's no case, then we'll have taken care of the paperwork and gotten the insurance on track, and there will be no charge.'

I'm personally into passing it forward so this was great. Everyone associated with this office--Daniel Flanzig, Cathy Flanzig, and Jesse Nativi--was a thorough professional, They dealt with the insurance and medical bills, and replied to emails and phone calls the same day. Unfortunately , it turned out that I was hurt badly enough to lose work and needed to go to an Ortho doc and get Physical Therapy. F&F achieved a settlement within 6 months of the accident.

R.J. (cyclist living and riding in Brooklyn)


These guys are good!
I had gotten into my first bicycle accident and wasn't sure where to turn for help and answers to my millions of questions and worries.
That same night I had the accident and came out from the hospital I sent an email thinking it was too late and that I wouldn't be able to talk with someone. Just as I thought that, I received a call from the lawyer and was able to get some piece of mind because he was able to answer all of my questions. I forwarded all the information that I had and they took care of the rest. I highly recommend anyone who has been in an accident on their bike to give these guys a call. They know their stuff.

Rupa P. (cyclist from Brooklyn)


5.0 star rating

About a year and a half ago I was involved in a "dooring" in New York City while riding my bicycle to work. The person opened their drivers side door as I was approaching the vehicle and was thrown from my bicycle. I suffered many cuts, scrapes, bruises, but most of all I suffered a severe 4-inch laceration to my right bicep; cutting all the way to my bicep muscle. I was hospitalized for 2 days, and it severely affected my career as a bartender and as a model.
I contacted Daniel after reading his reviews online and realizing his specialty in bicycle incidents. From the moment I stepped into his office, Daniel was not only professional, but a down to earth human being and made me feel at ease instantly. Throughout the entire process, Daniel and his team (including his lovely [sister] were in contact with me and gave me updates on my case the minute they had any. I was very impressed with how kind and respectful he and his team were and how dedicated they were to my case. In the end, Daniel helped settle my case far beyond my expectations and I am forever grateful to him.

Daniel is the best lawyer I have ever worked with (and I have been in a few injury lawsuits unfortunately LOL) and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for honest, dedicated and effective representation.

Jesse H. (cylcist living in Manhattan)


Getting hit by a car is as traumatizing as it sounds. When you’re lying in a pool of blood on the side walk from a reckless driver you see a lot of things. One of them I saw last March, was the overwhelming empathy of the witnesses, one of whom gave me Daniel Flanzig’s website address. As a low wage worker, a hospital visit seems like a death sentence for your bank account. The next day Daniel met up with me and the panic subsided as we went over my case. After months of battles with insurance companies and lost evidence, Flanzig’s steadfast approach eased what could have been an utter nightmare. A helmet will save your life and Flanzig & Flanzig will save your sanity. -

Zach W. (cyclist living in NYC)


"I am very pleased with Daniel Flanzig and his staff. They have been friendly and kind and have done an excellent job, from the first phone conversation to the settlement. Daniel consistently gave really helpful advice and made things simple and easy for me while I was going through a rough time seeking physical care. It's really wonderful and important to have a lawyer who cares and who is a biker himself!"

Booker S. (cyclist from Brooklyn)


Daniel--I can't thank you enough for helping me with my recent cycling accident. You and your team have been paramount to my recovery process. Ride Safe!

Jason D. (cyclist living in N.Y.C.)


I reached out to Mr. Flanzig after being knocked off my bike by a car door. The experience was awful and the persons responsible were uncommunicative. As the bills added up and my insurance stopped paying, I reached out to Mr. Flanzig and he took everything off my plate. Less than 6 months later I have a resolution and the justice I deserved. Without the help of Mr. Flanzig and his team I don't know where I would be now.

C.K. ( cyclist from Astoria)


Daniel, I have to say Good Sir you are both a gentleman and a scholar. I've worked with quite a few lawyers in my time, and it's a very rare one who actually is morally and ethically passionate about why they practice the craft. Thank you for your time and guidance.

Martin H. (cyclist from The Bronx)


"Thanks again for helping with this. You've been most helpful with everything and are a leader in the field, so it seemed natural to have you as the point person".

Zach Z. ( American Association of Justice on the development of the Bicycle Litigation Package for the AAJ )


Thank you! Can I take this opportunity to thank you for your superb app. It made going through the details so much easier and to remember what info I would need to take after a crash.

Kind Regards,

T. R.

( cyclist in the U.K.)


Daniel,

Thank you for conducting one of the first live Bike Law CLE programs in New York at our recent forum. We have received tremendous feedback from the attorneys whom attended, all who enjoyed your presentation and the exposure to this growing area of law. We are looking forward to your next lecture.

Best,

Elaine Lupo, Marketing director, Lincoln Land Services


Thanks so much Daniel. You were great to speak to. So helpful and I will definitely recommend you and tell my brother, the lawyer who found you, to do the same.

Best,

Jessica B.


I first started with another lawyer and a year later nothing had happened. I then switched to Daniel Flanzig at Flanzig and Flanzig who was picking a jury in less then a year. My case settled during trial, and I was very happy with the results.

C.N.


I have referred many personal injury matters to Dan because I know Dan is caring, responsive, and a great litigator. If you need assistance in a personal injury matter, Dan is your man.

Wendy Samuelson, Partner, Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP


Daniel is a top notch legal professional. He practices in the most ethical manner and has the unique ability to put his clients at ease. I would recommend Daniel Flanzig to anyone requiring the services of a personal injury attorney.

Eric Goldberg, Elder Law Attorney in Fairfield, NJ

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