Daniel Flanzig talks to The New York Times about the vulnerability of Cyclists
Riding the Hudson River Bike Path
Daniel Flanzig, a personal injury lawyer who has handled multiple cases
on behalf of bicyclists killed or injured on the bike path, including
Ms. Cook’s case, said there was a clear need to make the path safer.
“Everyone’s first reaction yesterday was to have bollards
put onto the bike path,” he said. “It makes sense.”
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Daniel Flanzig appeared on NBC-NY discussing current legislation concerning
E-bikes in NYC
Riding Away from a Bar Crawl
Daniel Flanzig was interviewed by the New York Times regarding the legalities
of cycling in New York while intoxicated and the use of Citi-Bikes.
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The New York Times
Claim filed against the City of New York and NYC Medical Examiners Office
for Destruction of Sepulcher Rights
"Her lawyer, Daniel Flanzig, filed a formal notice of the claim against
the city last week naming as defendants the office of the chief medical
examiner, the Bronx county medical examiner, the city’s Health and
Hospitals Corporation, and the Correction Department. “The law recognizes
the right of kin to find solace and comfort in the ritual of burial,”
Mr. Flanzig said, “and the courts have recognized that damages can
be assessed against anyone who interferes with that right.”
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Negligent handling of her deceased son's body
Read the tragic story of
Flanzig and Flanzig's client forced to deal with the negligent handling of her deceased son's
body by the New York City Medical Examiner's Office and the claim
she has filed against the City of New York. It is the goal of the lawsuit
to bring to light the repeated action of the Medical Examiner's Office
in the mishandling of bodies and the trauma this brings to New York families.
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The Dangers of "Doorings" in New York
Flanzig and Flanzig interviewed by the New York Post on the dangers of
"dooring" crashes in New York and the severe injuries that can
result at the hands of negligent drivers and passengers when opening a
car door into the path of a cyclist.
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A select few lawyers have embraced specialization with gusto, turning their
careers away from the broad practices pursued at most firms....
Daniel Flanzig, a longtime recreational bicyclist ... knew firsthand of the tension between
riders and motorists in the New York City area.
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A New York woman was still reeling from the death of her 71-year-old mother
A New York woman was still reeling from the death of her 71-year-old mother....A
note of condolence, perhaps? Not quite: The company demanded the woman
pay more than $6,000 for damages to the 2012 BMW that killed her mother.
Daniel Flanzig, attorney for the victim's daughter, “this was not just a form letter issued by an insurance company, but rather
a conscious decision by the company to get their money back from this
family for the damage to their insured's vehicle, damage that was
caused by striking and killing Anna" Click here to read the full story...
Cyclist Billed by NYPD after they run him down!
Read about our Pro Bono efforts on behalf of a New York cyclist billed
by the NYPD and City of New York for the damage to their Police Car after
it ran him down. As a result of our efforts the City dropped the case
and we helped expose this inequitable practice by the City of New York.
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Daniel Flanzig was interviewed by a leading Japanese TV Station
On May 17, 2013, Daniel Flanzig was interviewed by Nippon Television, a leading Japanese
TV Station. As a Personal Injury attorney who often represents NY cyclists,
he was asked to give his opinion on the start of the New York City Bike
Share Program. Daniel offered his opinion on the safety of the Citi-Bikes
as well as the traffic rules and regulations for NYC Cyclists.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Talk about adding insult to injury. A New York City bicyclist who was injured
by a police officer who nearly ran him over with his car now has been
handed a bill — to repair the dents in the cop car. The accident
occurred in November.
Justin Johnsen, 31, told the
New York Post he got a bill for $1,263 for the officer’s car damages a couple
weeks ago. “They should be sending an apology letter instead of
a bill,” said lawyer
April 21, 2013
On April 21, 2013, Daniel Flanzig rode in the 8th Annual Memorial Ride in NYC in honor the
family of his client Joseph Nelson who died in a tragic
dooring crash in the Bronx. Village Voice reporter Syndey Brownstone covered the event and ask Daniel
for his input about the increased number of cyclists in New York and the
upcoming Citi-Bike Launch."Daniel Flanzig, a lawyer who has represented
injured cyclists and their families for 16 years and rode in the memorial
on Sunday, expressed a similar sentiment."
Daniel Flanzig appeared on behalf of the NYBC
Daniel Flanzig appeared on behalf of the NYBC along side State Assemblyman
Edward Hennessey (D-Brookhaven) who called for $20 million in additional
state funding to make New York streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians
and for tougher penalties for hit-and-run drivers. "Our roadways
are dangerous, people are getting killed at almost epidemic rates,"
Hennessey said at a news conference in Patchogue. "It's time
to complete our streets and make things safer and strengthen penalties."
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NYC'S Bike-Share Program Could Spark Tour de Litigation
Dan Flanzig of Flanzig & Flanzig pointed to a recent report issued by New York City Comptroller John Liu,
which said that, while the city has required Alta to purchase $10 million
in general liability coverage for every year the program operates, "it
is unknown if the level of coverage is adequate."
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By Dan Mangan, Oct. 2012
Five months a L.I. grandmother was killed an insurance company demanded
that her shattered family pay more than $6,000 — to repair the car
that mowed her down....After the accident, Monica hired a lawyer,
Daniel Flanzig, to sue Glasser-Mayrsohn for negligence, claiming the driver could have
avoided the accident by paying more attention to the road.....But before
Flanzig could even file the suit, he received a letter from Glasser-Mayrsohn’s
insurer, Click Here to read the full story....
Daniel Flanzig was interviewed by Channel 11's Jay Dow on the Bloomberg
Administrations attitude towards Bike Helmets for Citi-Bike riders.
By Susan Edelman Oct. 28, 2012
The city Medical Examiner's Office has kept the brains of more than
9,200 deceased New Yorkers — from the elderly to newborns —
in the past eight years, records obtained by The Post show. "Do they
really want to know what happened to the person, or are they just experimenting?"
Bradshaw asked. "The death had nothing to do with the brain,"
said her lawyer,
Daniel Flanzig. "It's unconscionable — and unlawful — for the Medical
Examiner not to return it to the family for a complete burial."Click here to read the full story....
Family Still Searching For Answers Months After Man's Unsolved Bike Death
October 19, 2012 9:33am | By
FORDHAM — Dismayed by the police investigation ... the family hired
Daniel Flanzig, who sent a team of private investigators to the crash site. But by then,
four days after the accident, the team uncovered no leads.
" Without witnesses, surveillance footage or other physical evidence
of the crash, the family could not pursue criminal or civil charges against
the person who opened the door Nelson struck and then left the scene,
Flanzig said. "The lack of an early investigation absolutely destroyed their
right to have justice,"Click Here to read the full story....
NYPD Won't Comment On Mysteriously Delayed Investigation Into Cyclist's Death
By John Del Signore-
October 19, 2012
The brother of a Bronx cyclist who was fatally doored in April says the
NYPD has completely dropped the ball on the investigation into his brother's death....Nelson's attorney Daniel Flanzig, who also sent private investigators to the scene four days after the
accident in a fruitless attempt to find any evidence, tells DNAinfo, "The lack of an early investigation absolutely destroyed their right
to have justice." We asked the NYPD press office and NYPD spokesman Paul Browne why the
AIS investigation was so significantly delayed in this case, and received
no reply. We'll update if hell ever freezes over.
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August 31, 2012- Mean Streets
BY NATALIE O'NEIL
Tech-savvy Brooklyn cyclists can now gather post-crash evidence via a smartphone
application thanks to a bike-boosting lawyer who introduced the technology
in an attempt to help pedal-pushers build their cases.
Daniel Flanzig's "Bike Crash Kit" helps cyclists document facts at the scene — before the adrenaline
even wears off. "Normally a rider involved in such a violent and
traumatic incident can't think clearly," said
Flanzig, a personal injury lawyer. "With the app they can just follow the
Flanzig — who said most of the 400 users who have downloaded his app are
from Brooklyn — partnered with a tech specialist to work on the
idea after encountering clients who scribbled notes on paper or were already
using evidence collected via smartphones in the aftermath of crashes..... Click here to read the full article in the Brooklyn Paper.
April 13, 2011
Flanzig and Flanzig has achieved placement in the New York Law Law Journal's
Top Verdicts and Settlements for 2010 as a result of Cathy Flanzig's recovery of
$1,100,000.00 for one of our clients involved in a serious pedestrian accident. The
case is reported to be
one of the highest recoveries for a pedestrian accident for 2010. This case has previously been reported in the New York Jury Verdict Reporter,
the New York Law Journal and is soon to appear in New York Magazine.
March 25, 2011
Daniel Flanzig gives New York Post reporter commentary on the indictment of caseworker
Damon Adams and supervisor Chereece Bell following the allegations that
the ACS workers failed to properly investigate and monitor 4-year-old
Marchella Brett-Pierce who was starved and beaten. Our firm, in a similar
matter, is representing the estate of Nixzmary Brown, relating to her
tragic death at the hands of her mother and step-father and the failure
of ACS to timely and properly respond to the allegations of neglect.
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Click the links below to watch television coverage of the lawsuit that
was filed on behalf of Verna Uptigrow, mother of a prematurely born baby
whose deceased tiny body was negligently discarded in a pile of dirty
May 04, 2009
Daniel Flanzig gives Newsday reporter commentary on the Jo'Anne Bird
Murder and his opinion on the liability of the Nassau County Police Department
in connection to the murder.
July 24, 2008
Flanzig and Flanzig seek leave from the New York State Supreme Court to
file a claim against Nassau County Medical Center due to the negligent
and reckless conduct of the Nassau County Medical Center in allegedly
reusing an insulin pen on multiple patients causing their client to be
exposed to Hepatitis B antibodies. The firm alleges that the County hid
the information from patients for over five months, despite a Department
of Health Investigation, allowing them to expose their families to danger
while the County waited out the ninety days patients had to file a claim
against the Hospital as a result of their negligence. Click Here to read more.
January 21, 2008
Flanzig and Flanzig have filed suit on behalf of the owner of a race horse
that was tragically injured while being transported between race tracks.
The 18-month-old filly Point of Order, sired by Preakness and Belmont
Stakes winner Point Given, was an upcoming star, who had to be put down
due to the devastating injury caused in the accident.
May 21, 2007
Flanzig and Flanzig files suit on behalf of victims of a carbon monoxide
leak at Leonard's of Great Neck. The gas exposure sent about a dozen
guests to the hospital with symptoms ranging from severe headaches to
vomiting and dizziness. Some guests face long term effects.Click here
for the full story.
January 12, 2007
National and local coverage of brother and sister team Cathy and Daniel
Flanzig. The story discusses our firm as well as the benefits, and some
pitfalls, in practicing together. Click Here to read more.
May 31, 2006
Cathy Flanzig won the maximum possible award for the widow of an elderly
plaintiff who died as a result of injuries suffered in a shameful hit
and run accident. The driver denied being involved in the accident, but
after Cathy pursued the eyewitness who observed the accident, the Defendants
insurance carrier agreed to settle the action for the full policy limits.
The careless driver had the minimum amount of insurance allowed by law,
and to make matters worse, a heartless Nassau County insisted on recouping
its Medicaid expenses and taking a portion of the tiny award. We are continuing
to fight Nassau County's claim to our clients recovery. Click here
to read the full story.
April 5, 2006
The tiny body of a plaintiff's prematurely born baby, weighing less
than a pound, was lost by the hospital and discovered by a worker in the
commercial laundry. Flanzig and Flanzig files suit against South Nassau
Communities Hospital on behalf of the mother. The matter was eventually
tried to a 6 figure verdict in the Nassau County Supreme Court. The matter
was subsequently settled by the parties for an undisclosed amount.
Click here to read about this tragic story and the lawsuit that followed.
April 7, 2006
A negligence lawsuit has been filed against the hospital where Verna Uptigrow's
prematurely born baby was born, only to be discovered days later in a
pile of dirty hospital laundry.
March 17, 2006
The biological father of Nixzmary Brown was interviewed as to why he is
taking action to be named administrator of his daughter's estate.
Dan Flanzig explains how Nixzmary's mother refused to allow him to
see the child, preventing him from seeing his daughter and that he is
now seeking to find out why ACS failed to protect his child. Click here
to read the article.
July 16, 2004
Click here to read a history of Flanzig and Flanzig, from its original
founding in 1956 by Sheldon Flanzig, to today when sister and brother
team Cathy and Daniel Flanzig lead the firm. The article discusses the
effect of growing up in a home where trial work and, the art of advocacy
was the dinner conversation, leading two siblings to carry on their father's
dedication to the practice of law.
April 9, 2004
Daniel Flanzig settled a lawsuit against New York City for $300,000 on
behalf of a Texas woman who was molested by an EMT after collapsing at
LaGuardia Airport. The victim was under the care of two EMTs and was unable
to defend herself from the unwanted manhandling by one of the EMTs because
she was strapped down. Click here to read the entire article.
Television coverage of Dan Flanzig and his client speaking out against
a judge's decision that the Long Island Rail Road had no responsibility
for the safety of passengers killed in the attack by Colin Ferguson.
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