Personal Injury Lawyers in NYC

Schwartzapfel® Lawyers, P.C. – FIGHTING FOR YOU®

Injuries can cause unending pain and even heartache. The lawyers of Schwartzapfel® Lawyers, P.C. understand the pain and anguish caused by accidents and we understand the wide-ranging effects that those injuries can have on family, friends, and co-workers. We fight hard to get you the maximum possible compensation.

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We’ve all known from a young age that injuries hurt. They’re traumatizing. They can cause unending pain and even heartache. This phenomenon doesn’t change as we grow older. We just get a little better at dealing with it.


The lawyers of Schwartzapfel® Lawyers, P.C. are dedicated to serving individuals who have fallen victim to personal injuries. We understand the pain and anguish caused by accidents and we understand the wide-ranging effects that those injuries can have on family, friends, and co-workers.

If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s actions, you need a trusted advisor on your side to help you through this time. We’ve provided some information on personal injury here for your reference. When you’re done, please give us a call so we can answer any additional questions you may have.


If you are injured on the job, you have the right to seek benefits under New York’s workers’ compensation law. Work-related injuries harm thousands of New Yorkers each year. We understand how wide reaching these injuries can be, affecting families, friends and co-workers of the victims.

Employers have a duty to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. We can help you in filing your claim and keeping your employer accountable.

Learn more about workers’ compensation benefits, or contact us today at
877-737-4806 for a free consultation.


As cheerleading becomes increasingly popular and competitive, the bar is set higher for young people to perform more dangerous and complex stunts. Because cheerleading is categorized as an “activity” as opposed to a “sport” there is little, if any regulation of the activities associated with cheerleading. With all of these factors taken together, tragedy frequently results. You can learn more about cheerleading injuries.

If your child has been injured as a result of a cheerleading activity, trust the New York personal injury lawyers with a proven track record for success in obtaining millions of dollars for their clients.


Police officers have sworn an oath to serve and protect the citizens in their jurisdictions. And for the most part, that is what they live, and sometimes die to uphold. However, as we see every day in the news, a small number of corrupt police officers injure and kill citizens with little to no provocation.

Police misconduct can range from false or unlawful arrests and false imprisonment to excessive use of force. These actions can have not only an immediate impact on the victims but also on society as a whole.If you or a loved one has been injured due to police misconduct, trust the personal injury experts at Schwartzapfel® Lawyers, P.C. to help see you through this difficult time.

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Few things are as heartbreaking as seeing a child hurt, especially when they are in an environment that is supposed to be safe. Things like hazing and bullying can have physical, as well as emotional and psychological effects that can be long-term.

If your child has been subjected to bullying or other school violence, know that you don’t have to go through this alone. The compassionate personal injury attorneys at Schwartzapfel® Lawyers, P.C. will walk you through your options and see that you and your child get the support that you need.

Contact us today at 877-737-4806 for a free consultation.


Traumatic brain injury is typically caused by physical trauma to the head, which can lead to severe brain damage. However, traumatic brain injury (TBI) can also occur without physical evidence. This type of TBI can occur in cases of whiplash and shaken babies.

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Contact us today at 877-737-4806 for a free consultation.



At Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. we fight hard to get you the outcome you deserve. To better serve you, we have five office locations in the New York area. If you have any questions, please give us a call today or select any of the location options below to learn more.

New York Office

31 East 32nd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016

(347) 751-6890
New York Personal Injuries Attorney

Garden City Office

600 Old Country Road #450, Garden City, NY 11530

(516) 341-1941
Garden City Personal Injuries Attorney
Brooklyn New York

Brooklyn Office

16 Court Street, Suite 1800 Brooklyn, NY 11241

(718) 806-9619
Brooklyn Personal Injuries Attorney

Manhattan Office

535 Eighth Avenue Suite 1401
New York, NY 10018

(347) 801-0010
Manhattan Personal Injuries Attorney

Queens Office

71-36 110th St, Queens, NY 11375, United States

(718) 537-7070
Queens Personal Injuries Attorney

West Side Office

230 W 79th Street #123 N, New York, NY 10024

(516) 219-8104
West Side Personal Injuries Attorney


For your convenience, our New York offices are located in Manhattan, Bronx, Jericho, Deer Park or White Plains. We represent clients in all injury and death cases on a contingency fee plan, meaning you do not pay us until we recover money for you.

Contact us today at 877-737-4806 or fill out our online contact form for a free case evaluation. We will fight for you!

For the victims of injury and pain, there is no stronger advocate than Schwartzapfel® Lawyers.

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He made me feel comfortable from the beginning that my life will get back together and that he will help me and my family become whole again.

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If you have suffered an injury caused by the fault, carelessness, or negligence of another person or party, you may have a personal injury claim.

If you are hurt at work you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. In New York, you cannot sue your employer or co-employee. However, if your injury was caused by a party other than your employer or a co-worker, you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against them. Often, in most construction accidents, the injured worker can file a workers’ compensation claim and sue the third party as well. Responsible parties for your injuries may include:

  • Property owners
  • The owner of the building or structure
  • The general or prime contractor
  • The project or construction manager
  • Other contractors and subcontractors
  • Equipment manufacturers

The benefit to a third-party lawsuit is that an injured construction worker can recover additional money beyond the limited amounts available under the workers’ compensation system. Those additional money damages may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Lost income
  • Loss of annuity
  • Loss of pension
  • Loss of Social Security income
  • Loss of health care benefits
  • Loss in the value of household services
  • Medical benefits

The statute of limitations, or the time limit for filing a claim or lawsuit, varies. For example, in New York State generally, you have only 30 days to file an application for no-fault benefits, but there are different time limits to file claims against towns, counties, municipalities, and the state. It is best to immediately contact an experienced attorney before the statute of limitations expires — and before you are barred from ever bringing any claim or lawsuit. Act now before it’s too late.

Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. is paid on a contingency basis when handling a personal injury, medical malpractice, or wrongful death claim. This means that you do not pay any legal fees unless we recover money for you. Our fees are based upon a percentage of your award or settlement. We typically advance any costs or expenses associated with investigating and prosecuting the claim or lawsuit. Only if we are successful and recover money will we be reimbursed for these costs. In other words, if we are not successful in recovering money, you owe nothing. So if you have a personal injury claim, you can afford our services.

In New York State, the law regulates and limits attorneys’ fees to one-third of the net recovery — and even less if it is a medical malpractice action. It is important that you hire the most qualified, experienced, and credentialed attorney. The client will be charged the same percentage whether they hire a new attorney, a general practitioner, or one of NY’s top premier personal injury attorneys. Beware of attorneys who offer to reduce, discount, or cut their fee. The best attorneys — those that are most qualified, experienced, and credentialed — are in demand and do not do cut their fees. Be careful of an attorney who is willing to charge less. They may not have the financial resources, the time, or the money to prosecute your case. Instead, they may settle it for far less than you should get.

We evaluate each case individually and determine the best strategy to secure money for our clients. In some cases, we can obtain money through an out-of-court settlement, while in others it may be beneficial to proceed to verdict. We base our strategy upon your best interests. Generally, insurance companies knows which law firms have the experience, expertise, financial resources, proven track record, and willingness to proceed to verdict if necessary, rather than settle a case for less than its true value.



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If you have sustained an injury, you likely have many questions. Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. can explain the legal process and help you get the money and benefits you’re entitled to.

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