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.

$7 million

Electrician Injured After Falling from a Ladder

Recovery for a construction worker who fell from ladder injuring his neck and back.

$6 million

Union Laborers Hit by 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

Insulator Injured After Fall Through an Open Atrium

Recovery for a construction worker who fell injuring his head, neck, and shoulder.

$5.5 million

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

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

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

Laborer Injured After Fall Through a Drainage Hole

Recovery for a construction worker who fell through a hole injuring his back and elbow.

$3 million

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

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

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

Construction Worker Case

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

Elevator Mechanic Injured After Fall from Top of Elevator Car

Recovery for a construction worker who fell injuring his ankle and back.

$2.5 million

Scaffold Accident Case

We recovered $2.5 million for a union carpenter that injured his shoulder in a scaffold accident at a construction site.

$2.5 million

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 inj
ury.

$2.5 million

Scaffold 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

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

Tractor Trailer Collision

Recovery for client who injured her neck, back and knee in a tractor trailer crash.

$2.1 million

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

Teacher Slip and Fall Case

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.

$2 million

Ironworker Injured on Construction Site

Recovery for a construction worker who injured his arms while lifting materials at a job site.

$2 million

Construction Scaffolding Accident

We recovered $2 million at trial for a construction worker who injured his spine in a scaffold accident.

$1.85 million

Construction Worker Injured on Construction Site

Recovery for worker who injured his ankle after falling from a scaffold.

$1.85 million

Construction Scaffold 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.

$1.75 million

Crane Operator Injured After a Fall

Recovery for a construction worker who injured his back and wrists after falling off a crane.

$1.5 million

Wrongful Death Action in Queens

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

Carpenter Injured in Trip and Fall

Record breaking verdict for worker who injured what the defense called “a broken pinky toe” after a trip and fall accident at a construction site.

$1.25 million

Sheet Metal Worker Injured After a Fall

Recovery for a construction worker who injured his shoulder and neck after falling from a duct riser.

$1.2 million

Insulator Injured in Fall from Scaffold

Recovery for a construction worker who injured his knee and arm after falling from a scaffold.

$1.17 million

Pedestrian Struck by Drunk Driver Case

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

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.

*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.