Experienced Representation in All Types of New York City Auto Injury Claims

Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. is exclusively a personal injury and wrongful death law firm. We dedicate all of our time, experience and resources to this one area of law so we can provide our clients with the most effective representation possible. Every New York City car accident lawyer at our firm represents residents of New York City and our surrounding NY communities in cases involving head-on, rear-end and T-bone crashes.

As a result of focusing on injury and recovery, our firm has polished our investigative approach to accident claims. Our team consults with experts who help us reconstruct the accident to determine the cause and understand the chain of events. Our aggressive investigation, representation and reputation results in you obtaining the money and benefits that you are entitled to in an expedited manner. In 2014, we had the highest verdicts in Queens County and Suffolk County. We have also negotiated on intersectional motor vehicle accident for the full policy limits resulting in our client receiving all the money he was entitled to in just 6 weeks. We are proud of our 98 percent record of success.

Head-On Collisions

Head-on crashes usually result in catastrophic injuries and deaths. The combined speeds of both cars increase the force of impact. Head-on collisions happen when one car drifts into oncoming traffic or enters a road headed in the wrong direction.

Elements that can contribute to a head-on collision include:

  • Rural two-lane road
  • Narrow shoulder
  • Absent or narrow median
  • Lack of center lane barriers
  • Dim lights and reflective roadway markings
  • Poor wrong-way signage
  • Drunk driver
  • Texting or otherwise distracted driver

Rear-End Collisions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 28 percent of accidents are rear-end collisions. A rear-end collision occurs when one car runs into the back of the other.

Common causes of rear-end crashes include:

  • Tailgating
  • Texting, talking on the phone or another distraction
  • Failing to anticipate stopped or slow traffic
  • Trying to beat a red light at which the forward car has stopped
  • Failing to take into account inclement weather, such as snow, ice or rain

T-Bone Accidents

T-bone accidents involve one car broadsiding another. Most T-bone accidents happen at intersections when one driver fails to yield right of way or runs a red light or a stop sign. T-bone accidents can result in severe injuries, including death, because the car’s frame may cave in on the person sitting on the side that was struck and many vehicles are not equipped with side airbags. In addition, the struck car may be pushed into advancing traffic or into other objects.

Get the Help You Need After a Car Crash

If you were injured in a car crash, Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. can help. Call our office at 1-888-575-6410 to schedule your free injury consultation. For your convenience, our five offices are located in Manhattan, the Bronx, Deer Park, Jericho and White Plains. Our firm handles your claim on a contingency fee basis – so there is no downside to scheduling a consultation.