Bike Crashes

New York City Bike Collision and Bike Accident Attorneys

Learn Your Rights if You Were Injured By a Negligent Driver

The L train shut down.... increased cost of commuting.... New Yorker's want to leave mass transit and get onto their bikes!

One of the most common modes of alternative transportation in the city is a bike or other single-person vehicles, such as the Vespa or motorized 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 or crashes. Without the armored protection of those in a passenger vehicle, cyclists involved in bike crash or accident can suffer serious injury or even death. As dedicated New York bike crash lawyers who are cyclists ourselves, we provide a unique legal experience when it comes to legal matters regarding the 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. and Fed Ex 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:

  • Drunk or impaired driving
  • 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
  • Driving in or over areas designated for the exclusive use of cyclists and pedestrians.

The most debilitating accidents occur with other motor vehicles, and in New York, taxi-cabs make account for a large portion of these types of accidents, but they can also occur with other bike riders and even pedestrians. 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 21 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!

Real People, Real Stories

Read What Our Past Clients Have to Say About Us
  • Dan and his staff was instrumental in getting a fair settlement

    “Dan and his staff was instrumental in getting a fair settlement after a long delayed process held up by an unresponsive and uncooperative insurance company. Dan was always available to answer any ...”

    - R.P.
  • Highly recommend for cycling accidents!

    “Worked with Daniel and had a great experience at a very reasonable fee. He is a cyclist himself so understands and relates very well to challenges and biases cyclists face. It helped a lot that he ...”

    - Alex C.
  • I recommend him and his firm extremely highly for anyone unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident.

    “Great experience working with Flanzig & Flanzig! I connected with Daniel after a bike accident, and he helped me navigate the yearslong legal process that ensued, including all the legal forms, ...”

    - Avner M.
  • Dan is great to work with: so honest, understanding and responsive. The best in his field!

    “When I was hit by a car during a group ride in July 2019 and my bike was totaled, I thought I could effectively handle the settlement with Geico (driver's insurance) myself...but a few frustrating ...”

    - Lisa V.
  • Without hesitation, the best firm a cyclist (be commuter, courier, athlete, etc.) can use.

    “Flanzig & Flanzig truly exceed expectations, is punctually resourceful, respectfully considerate of your best interest and wellbeing, and absolutely persistent.”

    - Chris C.
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