Verdicts & Settlements

Pedestrian, Automobile, and Bike Cases

Our previous case results should not be taken as expectations for your case, as results such as these can never be promised, especially not before reviewing your case ourselves. These results do, however, demonstrate our ability to provide for our clients what they truly need. With the law on our side, we are not afraid of any insurance company, employer, or manufacturer.

    • Recovery for Vespa Crash Victim - Bike Crash $2,900,000.00

      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.

    • Settlement Obtained for Manhattan Cyclist - Bike Crash $900,000.00

      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.

    • Settlement for Cyclist “Doored” in Brooklyn. - Bike Crash $250,000.00

      Cathy Flanzig obtained a $250,000.00 settlement for a cyclist doored in Brooklyn who sustained a severe wrist injury. After first having the court determined, via summary judgment, that the defendant was 100% responsible for the crash and that our client sustained a serious injury, the defendant tendered the full primary insurance of the vehicle that opened the door. This is one of the many cases where we have it successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of our clients in a dooring crash.

    • Recovery For Cyclist Struck by Fed Ex Truck Along the West Side Highway Bike Path - Bike Crash $250,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a $250,000.00 settlement for a cylist injured by a right turning Fed Ex truck at Murray Street and West Street in Manhattan, NY. Our client was lawfully riding uptown in the bike lane when he was struck by the turning truck attempting to travel over the bike path and into Battery Park City. With cases still pending in the New York Couty Supreme Court, it was quickly resolved after we obtained a favorable witness statement from a fellow cyclist traveling behind our client.

    • Recovery for Cyclist Involved in a Crash with the Defective Citi Bike - Bike Crash $250,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a $250,000.00 settlement for cyclist injured due to a defect in a New York City Citi bike. The settlement was reached prior to trial in the Supreme Court, New York County.

    • Settlement obtained for Nassau County Cyclist - Bike Crash $225,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a $225,000.00 settlement for Nassau County Man who sustained a severe elbow injury when a vehicle made a left turn in front of him causing the cyclist to stop short and fall from the bike. No contact occurred between the cyclist and the car. The settlement was obtained during a mediation between our office and the insurance company for the driver days before trial was to begin in the Supreme Court, Nassau County.

    • Recovery for Cyclist “Doored” in Brooklyn - Bike Crash $210,000.00

      Cathy Flanzig obtained a $210,000.00 settlement for cyclist who sustained severe injuries when doored in Brooklyn. The recovery was obtained during a lengthy mediation between our office and the insurance company for the vehicle.

    • Recovery for Cyclists "Doored" in the West Village - Bike Crash $210,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a $210,000.00 recovery for cyclist "doored" in the West Village. The cyclist, who worked as a model and bartender, was "doored" on his way to work by an exiting driver on 13th Street. As a result of the crash, our client sustained a severe laceration to his bicep requiring surgery to repair. The settlement was reached before trial in the Supreme Court, New York County.

    • Verdict for Cyclist Struck by Turning Vehicle - Bike Crash $200,000.00

      Our office obtained a $200,000.00 verdict in the Supreme Court, Queens County, for a cyclist struck by a turning vehicle. The cyclist had just left the sidewalk and was struck in the middle of the intersection by a driver who claimed "she never saw him". As a result of the crash our client sustained a fractured shoulder as well as other injuries. The jury found the driver 100% at fault for the crash and awarded our client $125,000 for past pain and suffering and $75,000.00 for future pain and suffering.

    • Verdict for Queen’s Cyclist Injured in Bike Crash by Turning Vehicle. - Bike Crash $200,000.00

      Our office obtained a $200,000.00 verdict for a cyclist who sustained injuries to his ribs and shoulder and by crash in Rockaway, New York. The crash occurred when our client left the sidewalk and entered the intersection and was struck by a turning vehicle. A Queens County jury found the driver 100% responsible for the crash and awarded our client $200,000.00 for his injury.

    • Settlement Obtained for Queens Cyclist Injured in Long Island - Bike Crash - Bike Crash $175,000.00

      Cathy Flanzig obtained a $175,000.00 settlement for a cyclist who sustained a severe back injury when he was struck in the rear while cycling along the Long Island Expressway Service Road in Melville, NY. The driver claimed the cyclist suddenly shifted lanes. Using the cyclist’s Garmin data, we successfully were able to prove that the cyclist maintained his road position when the impact occurred. The settlement was reached before trial in the Supreme Court, Queens County during a mediation conducted 1 week before the trial start date.

    • Recovery for Cyclist Injured in a Bike Lane at a Construction site in Manhattan - Bike Crash $165,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained $165,000.00 settlement for a cyclist who was injured while attempting to utilize a bike lane on 2nd Ave. in Manhattan in of a construction site. The construction site had diverted bike lane traffic that caused narrowing of the bike lane. As her client attempted to bike to work his handlebar struck barricades there were used to create the new bike lane causing the crash and sustain a shoulder injury. The settlement was reached via mediation between our office and the insurance company for the construction company prior to trial in Queens County, NY.

    • Recovery for Cyclist Involved in a Crash at Construction Site on Kent Ave - Bike Crash $160,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained $160,000.00 recovery for a cyclist involved in a crash at a construction site on Kent Ave. in Brooklyn. The claimant involved the failure of the construction company to properly close and safeguard the bike lane allowed vehicles to enter. When our client attempted to avoid an oncoming vehicle in the bike lane, he was caused to crash and sustain a serious injury to his wrist. The settlement was reached with the construction company prior to trial in Kings County, New York.

    • Settlement for Suffolk County Cyclist - Bike Crash $150,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained $150,000.00 settlement for cyclist who sustained an injury to his left pinky and knee when a vehicle executed a left turn in front of him while operating in a Bike lane in Suffolk County, New York. Our firm obtained summary judgment against the left turning vehicle having a Court find that the driver was 100% responsible for the crash. With liability being established, we quickly obtained a settlement after depositions were conducted.

    • Settlement for Cyclist Doored in Manhattan - Bike Crash $150,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a $150,000 settlement for a cyclist doored in Manhattan. After obtaining $100,000 offer from the insurance company for the vehicle, we were successful in obtaining another $50,000 for our client from the employer of the person who opened the door. The employee was in the course of their employment at the time of the crash making their employer responsible for their actions.

    • Settlement Obtained for Long Island Cyclist - Bike Crash $150,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained $150,000 settlement for a Long Island cyclist who was door in a residential neighborhood in Nassau County. The settlement was reached early on in the litigation based upon the clear liability of the defendant and the uncontroverted injury sustained by the cyclist.

    • Cyclist "Doored" in Flatiron District - Bike Crash $145,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a $145,000.00 recovery for a cyclist "doored" in the Flat Iron district by an exiting passenger. Despite no contact between the vehicle and the cyclist, we established the passenger was negligent in opening the door and causing the cyclist to lose control and crash.

    • Settlement for NYC Cyclist "Doored" in the West Village - Bike Crash $140,000.00

      Cathy Flanzig obtained a 140,000.00 settlement for a cyclist "doored" in the West Village by an exiting passenger of a NYC Taxi cab, while traveling within a bike lane.

    • Cyclists That Struck a Negligently Placed Speed Bump on the Bike Path Along Manhattan's East Side - Bike Crash $125,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a $125,000 settlement prior to trial in New York County (Manhattan) for a a cyclist that struck an unmarked speed bump in front of the 34th Street Heliport in Manhattan. As a result of the fall, our client sustained a fractured wrist. The speed bump was placed on a mixed use roadway which was frequently used for parking as well as cyclists and runners. The speed bump used was inconsistent with those typically seen through out New York City because of their dangerous profile. The operator also failed to post proper advanced warning signs stating "Bump Ahead", failed to have street markings or hash markings required to advise cyclists of the installed bump.

    • Settlement for Suffolk County Cyclist - Bike Crash $125,000.00

      Cathy Flanzig obtained $125,000.00 settlement for cyclist who sustained an injury to his finger and a fractured nose when a vehicle executed a left turn in front of him in Suffolk County New York the settlement was obtained after depositions were completed based upon the clear liability of the defendant and the injury sustained by her client.

    • Settlement Obtained for Cyclist’s “Doored” in Manhattan - Bike Crash $100,000.00

      Once again demonstrating the importance of underinsurance coverage Cathy Flanzig obtained $100,000.00 settlement for cyclist doored in Manhattan. After obtaining $25,000, the maximum coverage that the car held, Cathy went on to collect an additional $75,000 from our clients own underinsured motorist coverage.

    • Brooklyn Cyclist "Doored" by Cab - Bike Crash $100,000.00

      Cathy Flanzig obtained $100,000 ( full policy limits) settlement for a Brooklyn cyclist doored by the New York City taxicab. The settlement was reached prior to trial in Kings County, New York.

    • Verdict for Cyclist struck by NYC Taxi in Queens - Bike Crash $100,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a liability verdict in Queens County where the jury found a cab driver 100% at fault for the crash. The crash occurred at an intersection in Long Island City. The cab and our client ( a 19 y/o cyclist) both claimed the light was in their favor. We were successful in arguing to the jury that the cab driver ran the light and was the cause of the crash. Following a successful liability verdict, the cab company, and its insurance carrier American Transit Insurance, paid their full insurance policy of $100,000.00 dollars.

    • (Full Policy Limits) for Cyclists "Doored" in Manhattan - Bike Crash $100,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a $100,000.00 (full policy limits) recovery for cyclist "doored" on 19th Street in Manhattan. Our client was traveling West on 19th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. As vehicular traffic was stopped, our client attempted to pass traffic on the right. As he was traveling along side the defendant's vehicle, a door swung open into his path. Our client attempted to avoid the opening car door, swerved, and crashed. No contact was ever made between the cyclists and the door. As a result of the fall our client sustained a severely fractured wrist.

      This case is an important illustration that contact between a bike and a vehicle is always not necessary in order to establish negligence on behalf of a driver or exiting passenger. It was the act of improperly opening the car door that was the proximate cause of the crash making the Defendants responsible.

    • Verdict for Cyclist Where No Contact Occurred - Bike Crash $100,000.00

      Our firm obtained a $100,000.00 verdict for a Brooklyn cyclist cut-off by a driver in lower Manhattan. Although no actual contact occurred between the cyclist and the vehicle, the jury still found the driver 100% responsible for the crash. It awarded the cyclist $100,000.00 dollars, the full extent of the drivers insurance coverage.

    • Settlement for Cyclist Struck from Behind in Manhattan - Bike Crash $100,000.00

      Cathy Flanzig obtained a $100,000.00 (full policy limits) settlement for cyclist struck in the rear when a vehicle attempted to pull away from the curb. The settlement was reached prior to trial in the Supreme Court, New York County.

    • Recovery for Bicycle Crash Victim Involved in a Sideswipe - Bike Crash $100,000.00

      Cathy Flanzig obtained $100,000.00 (full policy limits) recovery for a cyclist sideswiped by delivery vehicle in Manhattan. The settlement was reached prior to trial in the Supreme Court, New York County.

    • Settlement Obtained for Cyclist "Doored" in Brooklyn - Bike Crash $97,500.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained and $97,500.00 settlement for a cyclist doored in Brooklyn. The settlement was reached after depositions were conducted in the clear liability of the defendant was established.

    • Settlement for Cyclist Struck by a Turning Vehicle in Brooklyn - Bike Crash $90,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a $90,000 settlement for a 28-year-old Brooklyn cyclist who sustained an injury to his shoulder and knee when a vehicle turned in front of him while he was operating in a bike Lane in the Brooklyn. The settlement was reached before trial in the Supreme Court Kings County.

    • Recovery for Cyclist "Doored" on the West Side of Manhattan - Bike Crash $90,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a $90,000 recovery for a cyclist who was doored by delivery vehicle on the west side of Manhattan. The settlement was obtained after the defendants conceded liability for the crash based upon our early investigation. Settlement was reached before trial in the Supreme Court, New York County.

    • Recovery for Cyclist Struck by a Left Turning National Grid Truck - Bike Crash $80,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a $80,000.00 settlement after a mediation for a Massachusetts cyclists injured while riding in Suffolk County, NY. Our client sustained a separated shoulder in the crash. The settlement was reached prior to the start of trial in Nassau County.

    • Settlement for Cyclist Involved in a Crash on the Manhattan Bridge. - Bike Crash $75,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a $75,000.00 settlement for cyclist who sustained a jaw injury when he was involved in a crash on the Manhattan Bridge with the construction vehicle. The vehicle which was operating in the bike lane failed to put up proper safeguards causing her client to collide with the vehicle. A settlement was obtained as a mediation between our office and the insurance company for the construction company prior to trial in Brooklyn.

    • Recovery for Cyclist Doored by Van on Bell Blvd. in Queens, NY - Bike Crash $52,500.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a settlement of $52,500.00 for a cyclist who suffered a fractured clavicle as a result of a "dooring" by the driver of a commercial van. The settlement was obtained via a private mediation, while the case was pending on the trial calendar in the Supreme Court, Queens County.

    • Recovery for Cyclist Hit by Dumpster Tarp While Riding up Lafayette Street in NYC - Bike Crash $50,000.00

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a $50,000 recovery against a construction company who failed to properly secure the tarp of its dumpster placed along the curb on Lafayette Street in New York City. The Tarp blew into the cyclist path, causing him to lose control of his bike and be hit by a truck. The truck then fled the scene and was never identified. The client came to us too late to file an MVIAC claim, and so we pursued a case against the construction company. The case was settled before trial in the Supreme Court, NY County.

    • Recovery from Construction Company for Brooklyn Cyclist - Bike Crash

      Our client was biking in the Kent Ave. bike lane in Brooklyn. Unbeknown to the cyclist, the Construction Company had closed the street due to a large street excavation (see photo) and was diverting traffic into the bike lane. In trying to avoid an oncoming vehicle in the bike lane he crashed. The case was settled prior to trial in the Supreme Court, Kings County.

    • Recovery for 37 Year Old Woman "Doored" by NYC Taxi Cab While Riding in Bike Lane on 6th Avenue in NYC - Bike Crash

      Daniel Flanzig obtained a settlement for NYC cyclist who sustained a severe back injury when "doored" by a NYC Taxi cab, while traveling in the bike lane on 6th Avenue in New York City.