New York Forklift Accident Attorneys

Sorry to hear you were in a forklift accident

At Schwartzapfel® Lawyers, we empathize with the traumatic aftermath of a forklift accident and the lasting harm it can cause. Whether you’re struggling with medical bills, lost wages, long-term injuries, or disabilities, we’re here to help.


Our seasoned attorneys have successfully litigated numerous cases involving forklift accidents, and we’re equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. Trust us to advocate for your rights, navigate the legal process, and achieve the justice you’re entitled to. Let us leverage our experience and dedication to fight for you.


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Do you have questions about your forklift accident injury case?

Report your forklift accident as soon as possible

It’s essential to report a forklift accident as soon as possible to ensure that your rights and interests are protected. Reporting the incident promptly provides you with a record of what happened and the necessary documentation to support your legal case. It also allows your employer to take appropriate action to prevent future accidents and ensure workplace safety. Delaying reporting can weaken your case, as it can be difficult to gather information and evidence after some time has passed. 

Did you receive medical attention immediately following your forklift accident?

Forklift accidents can result in serious injuries, such as broken bones, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries, which may not be apparent at first. By seeking medical attention promptly, you can receive the appropriate medical care and necessary documentation to support your potential legal case. 


Delaying medical attention can worsen your condition and complicate your recovery process. Seeking medical attention quickly not only ensures your health and wellbeing but also strengthens your chances of receiving just compensation for your injuries.

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Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. has earned a reputation for relentlessly pursuing our clients’ rights. We protect the people, not the powerful.

Have you spoken with a forklift accident attorney?

If you’re involved in a forklift accident, speaking to Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. can help you navigate the legal process, understand your rights, and obtain the compensation you deserve. 

Our experienced attorneys can evaluate your injuries, determine the full cost of your damages, negotiate with insurance companies, and guide you through the legal process. With Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. on your side, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal aspects of your case. 

Are you collecting evidence for your forklift accident case?

Collecting evidence after a forklift accident is crucial to building a strong legal case and ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve. Evidence can include photos, videos, witness statements, and medical records, which can be used to demonstrate the extent of your injuries, prove the negligence of the other party, and support your claims for damages. 


Delaying evidence collection can weaken your case, as critical details may be forgotten, and evidence may become harder to obtain over time. Collecting evidence as soon as possible after the accident can help you build a solid case and increase your chances of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries.

Forklift Accident FAQs

How long do I have to file a forklift accident injury claim?

In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims resulting from a forklift accident is generally three years from the date of the accident, but there may be exceptions depending on the circumstances of the case. It's important to consult with a personal injury lawyer in New York to ensure that you understand the applicable statute of limitations and any other important deadlines that may apply to your case. It's also important to begin the process of investigating and pursuing a personal injury claim as soon as possible after your accident, as the process can be complex and time-consuming. A lawyer can help guide you through the process, protect your rights, and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Who is Liable for Forklift Accidents?

At Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C., we know that the liable party in a forklift accident can be influenced by various factors. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, employers, manufacturers of the forklift, property owners, contractors, and other parties may be responsible for the incident caused by negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. Employers may be accountable for failing to provide adequate training, safety equipment, or a safe work environment, while forklift manufacturers may be liable for defects in the design or manufacturing of the forklift. Similarly, property owners and contractors may be held responsible for failing to maintain a secure workplace. Therefore, to identify who is liable for a forklift accident, it is crucial to consult a personal injury lawyer who can conduct an investigation, identify the responsible parties, and help determine the best course of legal action.

Common Forklift Accident Injuries

As personal injury lawyers at Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C., we have seen the devastating consequences of forklift accidents, which can cause a wide range of injuries. Some common injuries include broken bones, fractures, crush injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. Forklift accidents can also cause soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, and contusions. Injuries sustained in a forklift accident can have long-lasting effects on a person's health, emotional well-being, and ability to work. Therefore, it is essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident and to consult with a personal injury lawyer to protect your rights and explore your options for seeking compensation for your injuries.

When I got hurt, Schwartzapfel Laywers Rebuilt My Life.

Loyal for years in a New York union, Craig McKee worked hard to provide for his family. Once he was injured, his union turned their backs on him and he had to fight for what is right. 

– Craig McKee

Just as a global pandemic was beginning to force shutdowns, Andrew’s career was taken from him in an auto accident. The team at Schwartzapfel® Lawyers stepped in and took care of everything. Andrew’s case was settled in just 14 months.

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