Experienced Legal Representation for Accident Victims on Roosevelt Island, NYC
Roosevelt Island is home to more than 12,000 New Yorkers — a relatively small but unquestionably significant fraction of the city’s population. The people there take pride in their island’s history, and in each other.
The island is known for its commitment to family and community, and that’s a spirit we want to mirror in our service as Roosevelt Island personal injury attorneys.
Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. is a full-service New York personal injury law firm, with offices located all across the Big Apple and beyond. We’re here to help when accidents strike — and they do strike on Roosevelt Island.
The interesting thing about Roosevelt Island is that it is largely car free. Residents rely on both the F trains and the Roosevelt Red Bus to get them where they’re going (often into greater Manhattan and its vicinity). Given its position between Manhattan Island and Queens, Roosevelt Island is a natural hot spot for mass transit. But while the coming and going may be a given there, transit accidents don’t have to be.
The reality, though, is that we do see quite a few accidents and injuries related to mass transit in Roosevelt Island. There are other injuries too, arising out of residential life, community activity, schooling, and the various business endeavors there.
Should you ever find yourself in a traffic or transit accident on the island — or any other unexpected injury — please know that the Roosevelt Island personal injury attorneys in our firm are ready to help you.
What Makes Roosevelt Island Unique
We understand that things operate a little differently on the island than in other parts of New York. After all, Roosevelt Island is operated by the state itself rather than the city, and that creates a disincentive for some other law firms. But at Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., we’re proud to represent the people and the families of Roosevelt Island. Your cases matter to us as much as anyone else’s in New York. We’re happy to come to you.
Personal injury cases can be complicated, and they sometimes demand a delicate understanding of local, state, and federal law. Fortunately, with more than 150 years of cumulative legal experience, spanning all fiie boroughs of New York City, we have the multi-jurisdictional insight you might need to prevail in your claim.
Our Roosevelt Island personal injury attorneys have helped many people living and working on Roosevelt Island, and we can do the same for you. We offer proven strategies, sincere passion, and an aggressive approach toward getting you the total amount of the money and benefits you deserve.
Common Personal Injury Accidents on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan
Perhaps no other area of New York can claim the sheer number of residential buildings that Roosevelt Island boasts. That amounts to a network of people whose lives are continuously intersecting, often while coming from or going to work.
We tend to see, then, a larger number of subway, transit-related, and work-related accidents here than in some of New York’s other neighborhoods.
Among other things, our Roosevelt Island personal injury attorneys routinely handle:
- Mass transit accidents
- F train accidents
- Subway accidents
- Roosevelt Red Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Workplace injuries
- NYS Workers’ Compensation claims
- Unfair workplace treatment / unsafe conditions
- Much more
Additionally, long-term construction and renovation on Roosevelt Island continue to impact the community, day in and day out. Occasionally, those projects pose danger. Related injuries in our firm’s case history include:
- Scaffolding failures
- Construction site hazards
- Collapsing buildings
- Fires and explosions
- Heavy machinery malfunction
- Falls and falling objects
- Unsafe construction conditions
Residential life is an important part of Roosevelt Island’s fabric too, and that’s another context in which we often find unexpected injuries. Those include:
- Apartment injuries
- Landlord / Tenant issues
- Unsafe property conditions (premises liability)
- Hotel injuries
- School-related accidents (cheerleading injuries, school sports injuries, etc.)
- Police misconduct
Our Roosevelt Island personal injury attorneys are equipped to handle all these and more.
We Care About You
Ours is a different kind of law firm. You aren’t a case number to us. You’re a face. A person. A part of a family. A life that we have a chance to impact positively. A future that we can help to make better.
At Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., we fight giants. When you hire us, you’ll know that your voice can be heard against the city’s corporations and employers, the state government, and deceptive insurance providers.
Our case history includes outcomes in the millions of dollars. That’s thanks in large part to the guidance of founding member Steven J. Schwartzapfel. He understands the importance of community, and in fact he often dedicates his own free time and financial investment to worthwhile organizations that help the people of Roosevelt Island and New York. Among them:
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
- Helmets to Hardhats
- Sunrise Riders
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association.
Mr. Schwartzapfel’s professional work has been highlighted in many periodicals, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, as well as prestigious legal publications like the New York Law Journal. We’re proud to have him on our team, and he’s proud to help us serve you.
Take Charge of Your Case with Roosevelt Island Personal Injury Attorneys
Don’t settle for less than you deserve. To schedule a FREE consultation with our Roosevelt Island personal injury attorneys, please call 1-877-737-4806 or contact us online right away. We are here to help.