Personal Injury Lawyers: Westchester, NY

81 Main St, White Plains, NY 10601
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Personal injuries can happen to anyone. When the unexpected occurs, you need to know who to call if your injuries were caused due to the negligence of another party. With the right Westchester personal injury attorneys on your side, you can recover damages to pay for medical bills and much more.

That’s where Schwartzapfel Lawyers comes in. As knowledgeable Westchester County personal injury lawyers with years of experience, we can help your personal injury claim succeed and ensure that you get back on your feet financially as soon as you can with proper legal representation. Contact us today for a free consultation at 1-800-966-4999.

Personal Injuries in Westchester

No matter how carefully you drive or the safety precautions you take, you could be affected by several accidents, ranging from auto accidents to slip, trip, and fall accidents. Personal injuries are troublingly common in Westchester and the broader New York City area, including areas like  Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Rockland, Putnam, Yonkers, and Scarsdale.

Auto accidents are a particularly common cause of personal injuries. According to official New York State Department of Health statistics, there are approximately 24 people hospitalized and 330 people treated in an emergency department every month just from auto accidents alone. Other official county information indicates that motor vehicle traffic injuries are:

  • The leading cause of injury-related deaths in Westchester County
  • The second leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations in Westchester County
  • The third leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits in Westchester County

Auto accidents aren’t the only injuring incidents in Westchester. Construction site accidents, slip-and-falls, and more occur to hundreds of people every year. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident or incident, please know that you have options.

To learn more, call Schwartzapfel Lawyers today and speak with one of our experienced Westchester PI attorneys at no charge. Dial 1-800-966-4999 and allow us the honor and privilege of fighting for you!

Causes of Personal Injuries

In Westchester and elsewhere, personal injuries are often directly caused by negligence. Negligence means that:

  • A person or party had a stated or implied duty of care or safety to you or the general public
  • That person or party then broke their duty of care for one reason or another

For example, all medical practitioners must show up to work ready to do their best while not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If a medical practitioner shows up to surgery while still under the influence of alcohol, they are being deliberately negligent and could be held liable for any injuries they cause.

As another example, all New York drivers have a duty not to drive while under the influence of alcohol. Drunk drivers, therefore, are negligent because they put themselves and other New Yorkers at risk.

Westchester roadways, as noted above, are the sites of many auto accidents and other incidents each year. Personal injuries are commonly caused in the following incidents:

If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another party, you could have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, no matter the exact circumstances of your case.

Types of Personal Injury Cases in Westchester

Personal injuries can vary heavily in terms of their severity and type. Common personal injuries include but are not limited to:

  • Sprains, strains, and ligament tears
  • Burns and/or other skin damage
  • Severe cuts, orlacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Severe bruises, or contusions
  • Concussions, brain damage, and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal damage, which may lead to paralysis

Many personal injuries incur significant expenses on victims. X-rays, bone settings and casts, surgeries, and other medical procedures can cost hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Victims have no choice but to pursue damages from the at-fault party for a lawsuit in many cases.

When Should You Sue an At-Fault Party?

When you should sue an at-fault party depends on the details of your case. For example, if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Westchester or the greater Manhattan area, you may not be able to sue the at-fault party unless you have serious injuries that incur high medical expenses and lead to loss of enjoyment of life.

Knowledgeable Westchester personal injury attorneys at our law office can tell you whether a lawsuit is possible or viable given the circumstances of your case.

Generally, if you can prove negligence on behalf of an at-fault party, you can sue and recover compensation from their insurance provider. This is easier said than done, which is why you should contact elite Westchester personal injury lawyers at the earliest opportunity. 

You can contact Schwartzapfel Lawyers for more information and a free case evaluation at 1-800-966-4999. Day or night, it will be our honor and privilege to assist you in your legal endeavors.

How Westchester Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help

The right Westchester personal injury law firm can significantly improve your case and your chances of receiving maximum compensation.

Negotiate With Insurance Companies

First off, personal injury attorneys can negotiate with the accused party’s insurance company. Insurers often fight hard to prevent having to pay victims for medical bills and other expenses, even if the evidence suggests that their clients are guilty.

However, you don’t have to fight for yourself by yourself. When you hire Schwartzapfel Lawyers as your Westchester personal injury lawyers, we’ll negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and make sure they pay up when necessary.

If they decide to dig their heels in, we will do the same; if they try to sidestep justice, we will push forward to arbitration or a full lawsuit.

Gather Evidence for Your Case

For any lawsuit or arbitration case to be successful, you’ll need evidence proving negligence beyond a reasonable doubt. Personal injury lawyers can gather evidence for you, including traffic camera footage, eyewitness accounts from bystanders and property owners, important paperwork, employer contracts, and any other relevant materials.

Push for Maximum Compensation

Personal injury lawyers can take that evidence, present it in court, and fight for you to ensure you receive as much compensation as possible. Medical bills can quickly ruin your finances. That’s why Schwartzapfel Lawyers always tries to secure maximum damages for our clients.

We also fight to avoid a pure comparative negligence rule affecting your damage payout. Under rules of pure comparative negligence, you could be found partially at fault for your injuries, reducing how much compensation you receive. With our help, pure comparative negligence won’t affect your total damages.

How Schwartzapfel Lawyers Can Benefit Your Case

There are many Westchester personal injury attorneys to choose from, but Schwartzapfel Lawyers has the trust of other Westchester residents and accident victims for several key reasons.

To speak with a member of our team on this subject directly, call 1-800-966-4999. Alternatively, to learn more about why Schwartzapfel Lawyers is the right firm for your personal injury needs, please continue reading.

Fight for You No Matter What

Regardless of circumstance, we fight for our clients from start to finish. No matter the details or difficulty of their cases, we won’t ever quit on them. We’ll go to bat for you even when no one else will and won’t rest until you are satisfied with your lawsuit or arbitration outcome.

In addition, we can protect you if the at-fault party accuses you of being responsible for the accident. If you are accused of causing injuries, don’t run the risk of having to pay out-of-pocket; contact Schwartzapfel Lawyers at 1-800-966-4999 right away.

Affordable Legal Assistance

Additionally, Schwartzapfel Lawyers operates on a contingency fee basis. That means we don’t charge our clients unless we secure damages for them through a lawsuit or insurance settlement.

As such, you won’t ever have to worry about paying for legal advice or assistance until after your case is settled. That way, your bank account won’t be unduly burdened just for trying to recover what you rightfully deserve and need to pay for your medical bills and accident-related expenses.

History of Successful Verdicts

Don’t take our word for it. Instead, examine our testimonials page and see the extensive history of successful verdicts we have created. Many of our clients come from Westchester and the surrounding areas. Thanks to our efforts, these past clients have received millions of dollars in verdicts and successful settlements.

We can do the same for you by bringing our extensive experience to bear on your Westchester personal injury lawsuit!

Contact Schwartzapfel Lawyers Today

No matter the circumstances of your personal injury, you don’t have to go through the legal process alone. As experienced Westchester personal injury attorneys, Schwartzapfel Lawyers is well-equipped and ready to see you through your upcoming arbitration or lawsuit case, start to finish.

We can ensure that you recover damages to pay for your medical bills and associated expenses. Remember, we won’t charge you a dime unless we recover damages through a successful lawsuit or settlement. You can contact us today at 1-800-966-4999 or online by visiting our website.

But, please, don’t wait. Act now and protect your financial future. Remember: It won’t cost you a thing and may save you tomorrow. Contact Schwartzapfel Lawyers and allow our experienced team of successful trial lawyers the honor and privilege of fighting – and winning – for you!

Sources:

Schwartzapfel Lawyers, P.C. | Fighting For You

Motor Vehicle Injuries for Westchester County | New York State Department of Health

Westchester County Leading Causes of All Injury | New York State Department of Health

Negligence | Wex | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute

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