Case Results

  • $4,800,000
    Recovery for family of 29 year old Manhattan Cyclist

    Flanzig and Flanzig have obtained a $4,800,000.00 settlement on behalf of the family of a 29-year-old Manhattan cyclist killed in the Bronx.

    The death of Heather Lough received wide publicity following the tragic day in 2016 when Heather was struck by a commercial truck that ultimately led to her death. Shortly thereafter, the driver was criminally charged with multiple violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law including NYC’s “right of way” law Section 19-190. After every attempt by the driver to escape criminal liability, including a challenge to the constitutionality of NYC’s right of way law (19-190), the defendant ultimately plead guilty to the charges resulting in payment of a fine and suspension of his license. Using this plea, together with the evidence obtained by the Collision Investigation Squad, our own independent investigation, and the deposition testimony of parties, Cathy Flanzig, Esq. obtained the pre-trial granting of Summary Judgement against the owner of the trucking company and its driver. With liability being established, the case was ultimately settled prior to trial via private mediation between our office and the insurance carrier for the trucking company in the amount of $4,800,000.00.

  • $2,900,000
    Recovery for Vespa Crash Victim
    Cathy Flanzig obtained a $2,900,000.00 recovery for the victim of a serious Vespa crash in Hewlett, New York. Our client was operating his scooter, when a vehicle made a sudden left turn in front of him. As a result of the crash, our client sustained severe thoracic injuries. The settlement, which netted a total payout of over $3 Million Dollars, was reached just prior to the start of the trial in the New York State Supreme Court, Nassau County. This settlement has obtained the distinction of the Top 25 Settlements in New York for 2014 for crashes involving motorcycles by the New York Law Journal.
  • $2,000,000
    Recovery for Victim of Pedestrian Crash
    Daniel Flanzig obtained a $2,000.000.00 Dollar Recovery for a NYC Pedestrian who sustained life threatening injuries after being struck by a NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agent. The crash occurred at the intersection of York Ave. and 72nd Street in Manhattan. The police claimed the cause of the crash was our client crossing against the light. However, video of the crash obtained by our office showed the driver failed to yield the right of way to our client who was in the crosswalk and had almost completely crossed the street. We also secured statements from multiple witnesses who all were able to see our client clearly in the crosswalk. A settlement was reached with the City of New York just prior to the commencement of jury selection in New York County Supreme Court.
  • $1,100,000
    Settlement for Pedestrian Struck by a Vehicle While in His Driveway
    Cathy Flanzig obtained a $1.1 Million recovery for a 56 year old man who suffered a severe leg injury, requiring him to undergo several limb salvage surgeries, as a result of being struck by his children's religious school teacher while in his own driveway. The settlement was reached soon after the action was commenced and the $1.1 million recovery represented the defendant's full policy limits. This case was reported in the New York Law Journal and the New York Jury Verdict Reporter as a 'Top 25 Verdicts or Settlements' for a pedestrian accident in 2010.
  • $900,000
    Settlement Obtained for Manhattan Cyclist

    Daniel Flanzig obtained a $900,000.00 settlement for a cyclist who sustained a severe foot injury when struck by a tractor-trailer in New York City. The cyclist who was lawfully operating in the bike lane on the 2nd Avenue in Midtown was struck when a tractor trailer attempted to execute a left turn through the intersection in across the bike lane. The settlement was reached before trial in the Supreme Court, Westchester County.

  • $675,000
    Recovery for Pedestrian Struck in Crosswalk
    Cathy Flanzig obtained a $675,000.00 recovery for a 68 year old woman who sustained a severe leg fracture while crossing with the light at a Port Washington, NY intersection. The case was settled for $675,000.00 dollars prior to trial in the Supreme Court, Queens County.