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Daniel Flanzig Mar 20, 2017

An ongoing problem in New York State is the inability of a Police Officer to issue a traffic violation for an event they did not witness. Even if 10 witnesses confirm that a vehicle ran a red light and struck a cyclist, a Police Officer’s ability to write a summons is limited unless the event […]

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Olga Cook Ghost Bike
Daniel Flanzig Feb 02, 2017

The New Jersey man charged with felony manslaughter for striking and killing cyclist Olga Cook in the bike lane on the West Side Highway has agreed to plead guilty to all charges.

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Peter Wilborn Nov 18, 2016

In the summer of 2014 Matthew Brenner was struck and killed by a motorist on Sands Street underneath the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn. From the moment of the crash there was more questions than answers. At the scene of the crash, the driver was not arrested or even issued a summons under NYC’s Right of Way […]

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Go Pro for Bicycle Lawyers
Daniel Flanzig Aug 19, 2016

If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video is worth a million.  As every lawyer knows, a crash will have multiple versions of the event; your client’s story, the defendant’s story, and the truth.  A video always gets us to the truth. Rarely are we as lucky to have a client with […]

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Bike damaged in bike accident
Daniel Flanzig Jul 19, 2016

You can’t believe that just happened. You were cut off. Left hooked. Doored. However your crash occurred, it happened, and thankfully you are walking away, shaken and pissed off. Sadly, you can’t say the same for your bike. Your frame is cracked or bent. Fork or wheels trashed. Saddle ripped. Who is going to pay? […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 18, 2016

Dooring crashes.  You know the danger if you live in any U.S. or Canadian city where older roads have been retrofitted with bike lanes. Those bike facilities are often shoehorned into the space next to car parking. When car passengers open their door without looking, they can hit passing bikers. Here’s how Daniel Flanzig, a […]

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Mike Dayton Jan 26, 2016

New York Bike Law attorney Jim Reed was recently elected president of the New York Bicycling Coalition, a statewide bike advocacy group. But in a recent interview, the first state Jim mentioned was Maine. The reason? “The Bicycle Coalition of Maine has 5,000 members, and NYBC only has 700 members, even though we are a […]

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Timmy Finch May 07, 2015

On Sixth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan pedestrians fill crosswalks like liquid aluminum in an anthill.  At intersections every inch between waiting cars is a channel for people moving with and without purpose through the city. I was in one of those cars as I made my way from Bike Expo NYC to my hotel. In […]

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Bike Law Nov 12, 2014

Below are some of the things I (Jim Reed in Upstate NY) have learned during my 40+ years of winter riding. KEEP THE WIND OUT Your outermost layer needs to be windproof but breathable.  We are blessed by many fabric choices that accomplish these goals and the key is to have a great outer layer. […]

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Daniel Flanzig Oct 10, 2014

  A Manhattan woman is suing our client, a Brooklyn Cyclist, for $ 2000 for damaged to her car after she mowed him down on a Brooklyn street. In May of 2014 cyclist John Roemer, just days before his college graduation, was seriously injured in a bike crash when he was struck from behind while […]

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Bike Law Aug 01, 2014

As New York bicycle accident lawyers, we often get questions about the bicycle laws of New York and how “no fault insurance works. No-Fault refers to Art. 51 of the New York State Insurance Law and is a system set up to compensate injured persons whose crash arises out of the “use and operation of […]

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