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.
$5 millionTrade Union Member Injured at a Construction Site
We recovered $5 million for a Union bridge painter who was denied proper safety equipment at an NYC construction site. This lack of safety equipment caused him to fall resulting in injuries to his wrist.
$7 millionElectrician Injured After Falling from a Ladder
Electrician Injured After Falling from a Ladder.
$6 millionUnion 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 millionInsulator Injured After Fall Through an Open Atrium
Recovery for a construction worker who fell injuring his head, neck, and shoulder.
$5.5 millionBrain 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 millionMedical 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 millionConstruction 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 millionLaborer Injured After Fall Through a Drainage Hole
Recovery for a construction worker who fell through a hole injuring his back and elbow.
$3 millionConstruction 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 millionErb'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 millionWrongful 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 millionConstruction 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 millionElevator Mechanic Injured After Fall from Top of Elevator Car
Recovery for a construction worker who fell injuring his ankle and back.
$2.5 millionScaffold 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 millionBrain 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 millionScaffold 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 millionConstruction 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 millionTractor Trailer Collision
Recovery for client who injured her neck, back and knee in a tractor trailer crash.
$2.1 millionSlip 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 millionTeacher 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 millionIronworker Injured on Construction Site
Recovery for a construction worker who injured his arms while lifting materials at a job site.
$2 millionConstruction Scaffolding Accident
We recovered $2 million at trial for a construction worker who injured his spine in a scaffold accident.
$1.85 millionConstruction Worker Injured on Construction Site
Recovery for worker who injured his ankle after falling from a scaffold.
$1.85 millionConstruction 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 millionCrane Operator Injured After a Fall
Recovery for a construction worker who injured his back and wrists after falling off a crane.
$1.5 millionWrongful 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 millionCarpenter 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 millionSheet 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 millionInsulator Injured in Fall from Scaffold
Recovery for a construction worker who injured his knee and arm after falling from a scaffold.
$1.17 millionPedestrian 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 millionAuto 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.