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New York has never seen a time like this. Whether to avoid mass transit, for recreation, or just for the pure fun of it, New Yorkers are riding now more than ever.
One of the most common modes of alternative transportation in the City is a bike or other single-person vehicle, such as the Vespa, Revel or e-scooter. The list of benefits of these modes of transportation goes on and on: not only are they less expensive than a car, but they can be used to move straight through traffic, are easier to park, fun to ride, and bicycles offer the added benefit of physical well-being while commuting.
However, despite Vision Zero efforts, riders remain vulnerable to accidents and crashes. As dedicated New York bike crash lawyers, and given the time we spend on a bike ourselves, we provide a unique legal experience helping obtain compensation riders and their families deserve for the consequences of another's negligent act.
Common Causes of Bike Accidents and Crashes
Negligent and inattentive drivers cause the majority of crashes. Bike vs. car crashes can arise by negligently executed turns, opening car doors into the path of a cyclist or the simple failure of a driver to see a cyclist and to give the right of way. Such action by a driver can cause serious injury or death to a cyclist.
With the increased number of Uber, Lyft or other ride share vehicles, cyclist continue to become more vulnerable. Delivery trucks, including U.P.S. Trucks, Amazon Trucks and Federal Express vehicles also remain a hazard to cyclists as they attempt to move cargo and make deliveries around the City. A large part of our practice is to assist those injured in these types of crashes. This includes getting their medical bills paid, lost wages recovered, compensation for their bike, as well as obtaining compensation for the injury and impact the crash has had on their life as well as the life of their families.
While many factors contribute to the safety concern, most bicycle accidents and crashes are caused by vehicles:
- Executing unlawful and dangerous turns
- Failing to see bike riders on the road
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Failing to obey traffic control devices
- Opening of a car door before checking for cyclists also known as "being doored"
- Driving in or over areas designated for the exclusive use of cyclists and pedestrians.
- Drunk or impaired driving
The most debilitating accidents occur with other motor vehicles, and in New York, taxi-cabs, Ubers and other ride-share vehicles account for a large portion of these types of accidents. Those who bike for a living, such as bike messengers or delivery men and women are at higher risk as well.
Why Choose Our Firm...
Bike riders suffer some of the most life-changing injuries in their accident, including loss of limb, road rash disfiguration, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Those suffering them at the hands of someone else's negligence deserve compensation for the suffering they have endured and will endure throughout their life.
As avid cyclists ourselves, safe street advocates and experienced courtroom litigators, our bicycle accident lawyers have what it takes to provide the full compensation for our clients. Both of the partners at our firm have over 24 years of trial experience, and we dedicate our practice to the advocacy of bike riders just like you.
With offices in both New York City and Long Island, we are able to represent cyclists, pedestrians, and other crash victims throughout the New York Metropolitan area. We are and remain a leader in the safe streets movement working everyday to make New York a better and safer place to ride and walk. Our results speak for themselves. Our firm has obtained record setting results as seen in The Top 25 Settlements in the State of New York* for those involved in bicycle, motorcycle, pedestrian and motor vehicle crashes and accidents. Visit our results page to learn more. *as reported in the New York Jury Reporter
- Doored' While Cycling in N.Y.
- Crashes with N.Y.C. Taxi & Ride Share
- Crashes with Trucks and Tractor-Trailers
- Pedestrian Crashes and Collisions
- E Scooter Crashes
- Scooter and Vespa Crashes
- Crashes with Motor Vehicles
- Bike Messengers
- Crashes Involving Street Defects
- Long Island Cycling Crashes
- NYC Bike Share Crashes
- "Hit and Run" Motorist Claims (SUM)
- Bike Lane Crashes
- Advocates for NY Cyclists
Our firm offers the unique difference of being both an accomplished Personal Injury law firm as well as being dedicated bike and safe street advocates. Our advocacy worked has helped change the New York cycling landscape by bringing justice to victims of negligent and reckless drivers as well working with local advocacy groups to make our streets safer through legislative changes and more livable streets. Our bicycle lawyers have helped get negligent drivers off the road when the police and justice system failed to get this done.
As Trial lawyers, we have a proven track record of trying significant personal injury cases and obtaining seven figure verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Our New York bicycle accident law firm has continued to be listed as one of "New York's Super Lawyers" since 2007. The New York Law Journal has continued to report our successes as "Top 25 Verdicts and Settlements of the Year" as a result of obtaining some of the highest settlements and verdicts in the State of New York. Our results have placed us on both "The Million dollar Advocates Forum" and the "Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum" for the seven figure results we have obtained on behalf of our clients. Our firm has consistently received a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating from our peers for our firms ethics and ability and have been recognized as one of the "New York Areas Best Lawyers" by ALM Media.
We believe this combined experience makes us unparalleled to any other crash victim law firm in the NYC area.
If you were involved in a bicycle accident, don't wait, get in touch with a bicycle lawyer from Flanzig & Flanzig, LLP at 866-352-6944.
Leaders in the Safe Streets Movement
Committed Advocates for New York Cyclists
Top-Rated New York Attorneys
Dedicated to Helping Cyclists
A legal guide for anyone who relies on bicycles for transportation and recreation in New York
Ever since my accident, they paid close attention to my needs & welcomed any questions.Efren V.
Dan & the Flanzig Team made the whole unfortunate experience a lot smoother.Chris S.
Daniel & his team handled all the legal heavy lifting & logistics so that it wouldn’t be burden.Kathryn L.
After seeing a pattern of cyclists unaware of what information to obtain after a crash we realized there was a need for a simple and complete method to gather post-crash data. In 2012, we developed New York's first Bike Crash App. The App is available for all iPhone Devices. Our free App (the first of its kind) has been downloaded and used by cyclists around the world. Riders find our App to be a useful tool to have, both before and after a crash. Press and reviews about our app have been found in Australia, the Philippines, Antwerp, Canada, London and Denmark. To date, the app has been downloaded over 1,200 times!
All Consultations Are Free and Confidential
Contact our firm as soon as possible after your New York bike accident. Our team is ready to help you through this time. Email: DFlanzig@newyorkbikelawyers.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
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