Fundamentals of New York Bike Litigation

(291 Ratings)

Produced on: September 20, 2014

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 100 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Daniel Flanzig examines recent decisions and how they impact bicycle litigation practice through a discussion of the practical aspects of handling a “dooring” crash in New York. His program includes framing a complaint, deposing the exiting driver or passenger and coverage for the claim. Further, Daniel explores preparing a client for depositions, trial and recognizing various defenses. Lastly, the course touches upon Municipal liability for road defects including investigation of a claim and governmental immunity.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain familiarity with recent bicycle-related decisions from the New York Courts
  2. Recognize practical aspects of handling a “dooring” crash in New York
  3. Handle depositions in a “dooring” crash and prepare clients for the witness stand
  4. Grasp municipal liability in a road defect or design crash
  5. Comprehend governmental immunity for bike crash related claims

This course originally appeared as a part of our September 2014 Bridge the Gap Event.


Daniel Flanzig

Flanzig & Flanzig LLP

Daniel Flanzig lives and rides in New York. He is the firm's lead trial attorney litigating cases in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and in the Eastern and Southern Districts of the United States District Courts. He has obtained multiple verdicts and settlements in excess of a Million Dollars on behalf of the firm's clients.

Mr. Flanzig has been awarded and maintains a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating by his peers, the highest rating an attorney can obtain. He has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for attorneys who have obtained trial verdicts in excess of One Million Dollars. He has been consistently named a " New York Super Lawyer" as seen in The New York Times and has named one of "The New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers " by ALM as published in New York Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. In 2013 Bicycle Times Magazine feature Mr. Flanzig as a National leader in Bike law and advocacy.

Mr. Flanzig has been quoted in the New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, Long Island's Newsday, as well as The New York Law and National Law Journals, offering his expert opinion on personal injury cases and his opinion on "Bike Law" in New York. He has appeared on News 12 Brooklyn, News 12 Long Island, Channel 11 News, CBS News, Univision 41, and other national and international news outlets with regard to high profile cases the firm has handled.

He is the founder and Chair Person of the New York State Trial Lawyers Bicycle Ligation Sub-Committee. Mr. Flanzig serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Bicycle Coalition where he offers legal commentary as well as crash advice in his monthly column “Wheels of Justice”. Mr. Flanzig is a contributing writer for the New York Law Journal "Outside Counsel" column writing on cycling and the law. He is a member of the American Association of Justice - Bicycle Litigation Group - a nationwide network of "Bike Lawyers" sharing and exchanging information.

Mr. Flanzig has presented multiple CLE ( continuing legal education) lectures in New York on the handling of a bicycle crash case educating other attorneys on how to properly and effectively prosecute a case. Daniel was recently invited to speak at the AAJ's National Annual Convention regarding bike crash litigation as an emerging area of practice. He has assisted the American Association of Justice in the production of their first "Bicycle Litigation Packet" prepared to assist lawyers across the country in the preparation and litigation of a bike collision claim.


Salvatore C.

Great presenter

Angela R.

the speaker kept me going. on. Awesome.

Mitchell D.

Interesting topic. Well addressed by knowledgeable attorney.

carol s.

Great presenter. Thank you!

Judith S.

It was very informative for me as my husband is an avid cyclist.

Christopher C.

Dan is an excellent speaker, a knowledgeable instructor and an excellent lawyer.


Excellent program.

Marc W.

Perhaps the very best CLE program ever.

Edward S.

Great topic.

Marlon S.

Somehow, this was one of the very best and interesting course. I think it was b/c of the insightful use of photos and ancillary materials. Also - it was clear that the speaker CARED about the subject.

Michael F.

This was a really excellent presentation.

Howard E.

Great speaker. Very personable and knowledgeable. Highly recommend the program.

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