Bike Crashes

New York City Bike Crash and Bike Accident Attorneys

Learn Your Rights if You Were Injured By a Negligent Driver

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.

If you've been injured in a bike accident through no fault of your own, contact our firm today at (866) 352-6944. We have the experience you need on your side.

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, we 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.

Call (866) 352-6944 today to get started with your claim!

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Read What Our Past Clients Have to Say About Us
  • I have only the best things to say about my experience with Flanzig & Flanzig!

    “I have only the best things to say about my experience with Flanzig & Flanzig. Before the pandemic, I was injured in a bike accident while on a trip to NYC. In the months that followed, I had to have ...”

    - Becca Lee
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    - Yolanda L.
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    “After a biking accident involving a taxi, I was left scrambling trying to understand the no-fault insurance system and medical bills. It was a nightmare until Flanzig and his team took over. Daniel ...”

    - Marissa K.
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    “When I got in a bicycle accident, I was at a loss and turned to some bike communities to find out who to talk to. Daniel Flanzig and his team came up -- and I'm glad I called them. They've been ...”

    - Brandon E.
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