Yes, you can afford our legal services regardless of your financial circumstances. Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. is paid on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay us any legal fees until we recover money for you. Our firm also typically advances the costs of investigating, prosecuting and maintaining your claim and/or lawsuit. Our fees are based upon a percentage of your award or settlement, which is established by the New York State Appellate Division. In the event we do not recover, you owe us no legal fees nor reimbursement of disbursements. You owe no money whatsoever if you so choose.