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:
$7 million for injured trade union member who fell from a ladder
Recovered $7,000,000, on the eve of trial, for a trade union member who injured his back after falling off a ladder at a New York City Construction site. We successfully defeated the defense arguments, which attempted to blame our client for the accident as well as the defense allegations that our client’s back treatment was not related to this incident.
$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.
$5.75 million for trade union member who suffered a brain injury after a fall
Recovered $5,750,000 for a trade union member that suffered a brain injury after falling from a height at a Suffolk County construction site infested with safety violations. We successfully defeated the defense arguments which alleged that the Plaintiff was to blame for the fall and that his injuries were pre-existing.
$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.
$3.8 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.
$3.449 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.
$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 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 verdict for victim of tractor trailer crash
Obtained verdict of $2.1 million for victim of tractor trailer crash which was 5 times more than what the defendant offered before trial. We defeated the defense arguments that the injuries were not related to the crash and that our client had no permanent harm.
$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 recovered for injured trade union member
Recovered $2 million for a construction worker who injured his arm and knee at a New York City construction site. We defeated the defense arguments that the client caused the accident and did not suffer any direct injury.
$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.
$1.85 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.
$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.
$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.
$1.2 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.
$1.17 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.
$1.05 million verdict 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.
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.