Bicycling is a great way to have fun, get some exercise, and experience the community. However, it can also pose dangers. Although bicyclists might take safety precautions when they go out, motorists might not drive carefully, endangering the lives of cyclists.
Accidents between bicyclists and motor vehicles can be devastating, leading to severe injuries or even death. When another person causes a collision, the bicyclist may be entitled to recover compensation for damages.
At Flanzig and Flanzig, LLP, our New York attorneys recognize the dangers bicyclists can encounter on the road. That is why our team works tirelessly inside and outside the courtroom to protect the rights and lives of bicyclists.
If you need legal assistance with your case, contact us at (866) 352-6944 today.
Pursuing Just Compensation for Injured Bicyclists
From a young age, siblings Daniel Flanzig and Cathy S. Flanzig, partners with Flanzig and Flanzig, LLP, understood personal injury attorneys' integral role in helping accident victims secure a fair financial recovery. Their father was a prominent personal injury lawyer who would come home with stories about seeking justice for injured parties.
Attorneys Daniel Flanzig and Cathy S. Flanzig have carried that early influence with them into their own practice. Attending to the details of each case, they help their clients pursue compensation for damages like lost wages and medical bills.
Recovering a favorable verdict or settlement can be complicated, as specific regulations and laws must be followed. Still, our team leverages our legal knowledge and insights to represent the interests of our clients.
Working to Keep the Streets Safe for Cyclists
Unfortunately, bicycle crashes are far too common in New York. A large number of "doored" accidents occur in the cities. This is where the bicyclist is hit when a passenger in a vehicle adjacent to them opens their door. New York law prohibits opening a door on the side of moving traffic unless it is safe to do so.
In the suburbs, more bicycle accidents result from motorists turning left or right in front of the bicyclist. Mr. Flanzig attributes these crashes to drivers not accurately judging the bicyclist's speed. They make the turn when, really, they should have waited.
Avid cyclists themselves, Mr. and Ms. Flanzig advocate for safer streets. Mr. Flanzig is on the Board of Directors for the New York Bicycling Coalition and a "Bike Law" educator with Bike New York.Ms. Flanzig is also a dedicated advocate for safe street movements and works hard to protect bicyclists' rights.
If you or a loved one were injured in a bicycling accident, please call us at (866) 352-6944 or submit an online contact form today.