Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. are New York attorneys that fight insurance companies for the rights of people who have suffered accidents. Learn more about what to do before talking to your insurance company if you have been in an accident.
My name is Steve Schwartzapfel. I represent people that have been injured. When somebody else broke the rules, I seek to go ahead and hold that person accountable.
Insurance companies would like nothing more than to have you just walk away. That is their goal. That is their objective. They would do everything they can so that you would just become frustrated, overwhelmed and walk away. They don’t want the wrong-doer to be held accountable. It encourages people to break the rules. When somebody is injured, maimed or disabled and the wrong-doer isn’t held accountable, the taxpayer picks up the bill.
Insurance companies train their people to go ahead and defend these cases right at the time an accident occurs. In fact, some insurance companies have a 24-hour rule, that they try to go ahead and obtain the statement of the injured party within 24 hours. Certain insurance carriers, in fact, have cars with adjusters waiting for a phone call so that when an accident happens, they can get to the scene, they can take photographs, they can get to the hospital and try to obtain the statement of the injured person before they spoke to a lawyer.
Studies show that when a person is represented by a lawyer, the insurance company has to pay on average three and a half times more amount of money. Even after going ahead and paying attorney’s fees, the injured person ends up with substantially more money. Please, before you speak to anyone — your insurance company or the other insurance company — call a lawyer.
Please, let me help you. Call or fill out the form on the website. Our team of attorneys are here to help you. We can make the most difficult situation easier. Please call.
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