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New York Personal Injury Attorneys

Are you injured and need help filing a claim?

At Schwartzapfel® Lawyers, P.C., our team of experienced and dedicated attorneys are committed to providing comprehensive legal representation for individuals who have suffered personal injuries. Our firm recognizes the physical, emotional, and financial toll that an injury can take on a person and their loved ones. That’s why we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation and support they need to move forward after an accident.

We understand that navigating the legal system can be overwhelming and stressful, especially when dealing with the aftermath of an injury. That’s why we prioritize personalized attention and clear communication with our clients throughout the entire legal process. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and advocate for your rights.

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve a trusted and skilled legal advisor on your side. Our team has the experience and knowledge necessary to handle a wide range of personal injury cases, from car accidents to medical malpractice. Let us fight for you and help you secure the compensation and justice you deserve.

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Do You Have Questions About Your
Personal Injury accident?

Have you received medical attention after you were injured?

If you’ve been in a personal injury accident, the first thing you should do is get medical help right away. Your health is super important, and you need to make sure you’re taken care of. Plus, when you see a doctor or nurse, they’ll write down everything that’s wrong with you. This will be really helpful later on when you need to show what happened during your accident. So, don’t wait – go to the doctor or hospital as soon as you can. This will help you get better and make sure you have the right information to help your case later on.

Are you keeping records of financial losses and missed work due to your injury?

One crucial step you must take in the aftermath of an injury is to monitor the financial impact it has on your life diligently. This involves documenting all the financial losses you incur due to your injury. To do this effectively, it is essential to maintain a record of the days you were unable to work and any additional expenses that arose during this period. Keeping an accurate and detailed account of these expenses will prove invaluable when building your personal injury case.


It is important to track other indirect costs associated with your injury, such as medical and rehabilitation expenses. This will help paint a comprehensive picture of the financial burden caused by your injury. Save receipts, invoices, and other relevant documentation to substantiate your claims. Remember to factor in any future expenses due to ongoing treatment or therapy. Having this information at your fingertips will make it easier for your personal injury accident attorney to build a strong case on your behalf.

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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 lawyer who specializes in personal injury cases?

After you’ve seen a doctor, it’s a good idea to talk to a personal injury accident attorney. We know all about the laws that can help you after an accident, and we’re really good at figuring out what you should do next. We’ll help you understand your rights and make sure you don’t get lost in all the legal stuff that comes with a personal injury case. Plus, we’ll work hard to get you the most money possible to help cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other things you need after your accident. So, don’t try to handle everything on your own – let us help you make the best of a tough situation.

Has the insurance company offered a settlement for your personal injury?

When you’re hurting from a personal injury accident, it’s easy to want to accept the first settlement offer that comes your way. But hold on! Before you say yes, talk to a personal injury accident attorney from Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. We’ll look at the offer and make sure it’s fair for you. Sometimes, insurance companies try to get you to take less money than you need to cover your losses. We’ll help you decide if the offer is good enough, or if you should keep fighting for more. Don’t let them take advantage of your situation – we’re on your side!

Personal Injury FAQs

A personal injury is the physical and mental harm suffered by one person caused by the fault, carelessness, negligence, or wrongdoing of another. If another person or entity has injured you as a result of wrongdoing, you may have a personal injury claim.

How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

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.

I was hurt on the job, can I sue?

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
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in New York?

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.

Do all personal injury cases go to court?

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.

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.

– Andrew Alcide

Once he fell, shattered his wrist and blew out his back, his general contractor refused to help. He needed a team to fight for him. He needed Schwartzapfel® Lawyers.
– John Strika

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