Verdicts & Settlements*
Verdicts & Settlements*
Proven Track Record of Success
Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. has earned a reputation for relentlessly pursuing our clients’ rightful money and benefits from individuals, corporations and government agencies that cause serious accidents. We are equally known for the genuine compassion and concern our attorneys and staff show to our clients as we help them recover. We not only believe that communicating effectively eases the stress of the legal process, but also helps us do a better job in recovering the money they are entitled to.
98 Percent Rate of Success in PI Claims
Our determination, skills and more than 30 years of experience have resulted in a 98 percent rate of success in personal injury claims. The New York Bar does not permit attorneys to guarantee a settlement or verdict amount, but you can feel confident that our attorneys are committed to doing everything we can to recover your money and to do so in a timely, efficient manner.
Seven Figure Results
Several of our lawyers are members of the Million Dollar and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocacy Forum, a select group of attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar awards. In addition, our verdicts and settlements are regularly featured in the “Top Verdicts” and “Top Settlements” sections of the New York Law Journal.
Highlights of recent seven-figure awards recovered by our New York City personal injury law firm include:
$6 million for union laborers hit by a vehicle
We won a $6 million verdict for two construction laborers, members of Local 1298, who were hit by a vehicle. One of the construction workers sustained a right leg injury that ultimately required an above-the-knee amputation. The other client sustained crush injuries to his right foot. Backed by expert witnesses testimony and video animation, we proved at trial that the driver, who claimed to have the green light, failed to maintain a proper lookout and was liable for this collision.
$3.449 million for construction worker injured in trip and fall
We recovered 3.449 million for a construction worker who tripped and fell over an air handler suffering neck and back injuries requiring surgery. The defendants were found 100% liable.
$5.5 million in a brain damaged baby case
We settled a birth injury case for $5.5 million prior to a trial. The infant suffered brain damage caused by hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy when the doctor failed to timely diagnose fetal distress and terminate the vaginal labor in a timely fashion, rather than to order a Cesarean Section delivery.
$3 million in a construction site case involving an injured elevator mechanic
We recovered $3 million for an elevator mechanic who was severely injured while working at a construction site requiring multiple surgeries.
$3.8 million in a medical malpractice case
We recovered $3.8 million for a 68-year-old man who had an improperly performed hip replacement, resulting in infection and the removal of his prosthesis, and consequently a limp when ambulating.
$3 million in an Erb’s palsy case
We recovered $3 million in future periodic payments to a child who sustained Erb’s palsy as a result of excessive lateral traction on the fetal head during delivery after encountering a shoulder dystocia.
$3 million in a wrongful death case
We recovered $3 million for the wrongful death of a husband and father who developed deep vein thrombophlebitis and a fatal pulmonary embolism following knee surgery.
$2.77 million for a construction worker who fell from a ladder
We recovered $2.77 million for a construction worker who fell from a ladder and injured his left side requiring multiple surgeries.
$2.5 million in a brain injury case
We recovered $2.5 million for failure to timely diagnose and treat a cerebral aneurysm that ruptured and resulted in a stroke and brain injury.
$2.5 million for union carpenter in scaffold accident
We recovered $2.5 million for a union carpenter that injured his shoulder in a scaffold accident at a construction site.
$2.5 million in a scaffolding injury case
We recovered $2.5 million for a 33 year-old union carpenter who suffered a shoulder injury when the scaffold he was on collapsed. Despite surgery he was left with a permanent partial disability.
$2.2 million for construction worker in construction site accident
We recovered $2.2 million for a construction worker who suffered severe right wrist, bilateral knees and back injuries requiring multiple surgeries when the platform he was on collapsed.
$2.1 million in slip and fall case
We recovered $2.1 million for a client who slipped and fell down a staircase injuring his neck and back requiring surgery.
$2 million for construction worker injured in scaffold accident
We recovered $2 million at trial for a construction worker who injured his spine in a scaffold accident.
$2 million for gym teacher who slipped and fell on the stairs at school
We recovered $2 million for a gym teacher who slipped and fell down the stairs at school due to a liquid substance and suffered a fractured right hip requiring surgery and injury to the back.
$1.5 million in wrongful death action in Queens County
We recovered $1,500,000 for the family of a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a motorist. Our attorneys defeated the defense counsel’s arguments that our client was not in a crosswalk and that he did not have any conscious pain and suffering or economic loss.
More than $1.36 million verdict for construction site injury in New York County
We won a jury verdict of $1,361,000 for our client who suffered a foot injury after falling at a Manhattan construction site. Our attorneys successfully argued that the defendant was responsible for the unsafe condition and the resulting injury.
$1,053,502.23 verdict/judgment in auto accident case
We recovered $1,053,502.23 judgment after verdict for woman who suffered a shoulder injury in a car crash resulting in arthroscopic surgery.
$1.17 million for pedestrian struck by drunk driver in Suffolk County
We recovered $1,167,950 for a pedestrian who was struck by a drunk driver. Our legal team recovered all of the insurance money available under the drunk driver’s policy. We then recovered money from the gas station that sold alcohol to the drunk driver and from the owners of the homes where the drunk driver consumed the alcohol.
$1.2 million for construction worker injured in scaffold incident in New York County
We recovered $1,200,000 for our client, a trade union member of Local 12 Insulators, for arm and knee injuries he sustained when he fell off an unsafe scaffold.
$1.85 million for construction worker in scaffolding injury case
We recovered $1.85 million for a 53 year-old construction worker, a member of Local 79, who suffered a fractured right foot while dismantling a scaffold at a New York City construction site. Our law firm was granted summary judgment on the issue of liability and recovered $1,850,000 out of a possible $2,000,000 in insurance coverage on behalf of our client.
Get Money and Benefits for Your Injuries
Call Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. at 1-888-575-6410 to discuss your personal injury or wrongful death claim at a free consultation. Our offices are located in Manhattan, Bronx, Jericho, Deer Park or White Plains. Our lawyers take your claim on a contingency fee basis, so you do not owe us money if you do not recover money.
*The outcome of each legal case depends upon many factors, including the facts of the case, and no attorney can guarantee a positive result in any particular case. Any testimonial or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.