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Personal Injury Lawyer in New York City

New York Personal Injury Lawyers

Construction Accident Lawyer NYCWhen you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, immediately seeking legal action may be the furthest thing from your mind. Yet as medical bills and property damage costs begin to pile, you can quickly become overwhelmed by this sudden financial burden. Accidents due to reckless or negligent actions (or inactions of another should not leave you facing financial ruin. Where, however, can you turn for help? 

We here at Williams Schwitzer & Associates have the answers to all your questions. With over 80 years of collective experience shared between our team of outstanding attorneys, we understand every method of legal recourse available to you. Countless New York residents have trusted you to serve as their preferred personal injury law firm; we invite you to join their ranks.

Assistance In Recovering From Your Auto Accident

Car accidents often rank among the most common types of personal injury cases. Like many, you might believe that your auto insurance provider (or that of the driver that caused your collision) will swiftly swoop in to investigate the incident and cut you a check to cover your expenses. Yet it rarely works that easily. You often find yourself having to navigate through administrative roadblocks in processing your claim (all while medical expenses and repair costs continue to accumulate). Even when the compensation becomes available, you may find it insufficient to cover all your bills. 

Don’t let concerns over insurance claims stemming from your accident cause you undue stress. Our attorneys understand precisely how to cut through the bureaucratic red tape inherent in claim processing to ensure that your case is dealt with quickly and correctly. Suppose coverage limits keep you from getting everything you need to cover your expenses. In that case, we can help you pursue other options (including taking action against the party responsible for your accident). 

We often ask prospective clients if a liability claim is indeed an option when their own actions may have played a small role in their accidents. The legal principle of comparative negligence allows you to still collect damages for an accident minus your degree of fault. For example, if it is determined that your percentage of blame for your accident is 25%, you may still collect up to 75% of the damages awarded.

Reliable Medical Malpractice Representation

What if you (or a member of your family) suffer due to the error of a doctor or surgeon? Proving such an error can often be difficult an error claim comes down to your word versus theirs (and they have their supposed medical expertise to back it up). Not to worry; we have helped many victims of medical malpractice pursue successful claims against clinicians whose inattentiveness or poor practices have caused them to suffer. Our statutory knowledge (coupled with access to extensive authoritative resources) can help you answer the claims of any healthcare provider. 

Recourse For Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one unexpectedly leaves a devastating emotional (and frequently, financial void). Your grief might only be compounded further when you learn that their loss was due to the carelessness of another. In such a scenario, we at William Schwitzer & Associates can help you pursue a wrongful death claim.

While no amount of financial compensation can make up for your loved one’s loss, it can ease the financial strain imposed by the cost of any care rendered before they died, along with their funeral and interment. We can also help you recover economic damages for the loss of their financial support and companionship. 

Specialty Personal Injury Services

Our suite of services related to personal injury cases doesn’t end there; we’ve also represented clients in many unique legal matters related to issues such as: 


These cases present challenges due to the involvement of specific statutes and regulations. Fortunately for you, we can offer you the resources needed to succeed with such claims. 

Do You Have a Case?

You may be thinking about reaching out to a personal injury lawyer yet questioning whether you have a valid case. Ask yourself the following questions: 

  • Was my accident caused by someone else?
  • Did that party’s actions demonstrate a degree of negligence or indifference for my safety?
  • Did the accident leave me facing a significant financial loss?


Your ability to answer “Yes” to all of those questions indicates that you may indeed have cause to pursue a claim. Your next step should be to contact us to arrange a consultation. We can identify the correct means of legal recourse and then advise you on how to best proceed.

Top Personal Injury Lawyers In New York

At William Schwitzer & Associates, our injury experts know that a victim’s injuries after a bad accident can become quite costly. Serious injuries often require serious legal help. If you have been hurt due to somebody else’s negligence, you may be able to recover your losses by filing a personal injury claim. We have extensive experience as a personal injury law firm and have represented accident victims with a wide range of personal injuries. 

Don't Wait: Call Us Today

Your accident expenses rarely follow a negligent party’s or insurance company’s timetable. Ensure that your case doesn’t become a financial albatross dragging you down due to unnecessary and unwarranted delays. As your trusted personal injury attorney, we at William Schwitzer & Associates will fight to get you what you deserve. To schedule a free, no-obligation legal consultation, give us a call at 212.683.3800 or toll-free at 800.933.1212. You can also fill out our online contact form and a member of our team will follow up with you at your earliest convenience.

Seek a Personal Injury Lawyer Today!

Loss of wages, pain, suffering, and medical costs such as hospital bills, rehabilitation, therapy, and the need for medical equipment are just a few of the expenses you may encounter during your injury case. When you work with the personal injury attorneys at William Schwitzer & Associates, you can be confident that our professional team will thoroughly evaluate your case and work diligently to have you ready for trial. Our goal is to provide excellent legal assistance and secure the highest dollar value possible for every one of our clients. 

Our Injury Practice Areas Include:

Contact the Experts

Our injury team is dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured against insurance companies and big corporations. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients, and we want to help you too. If you have suffered from an accident, please contact our offices today.

Common Personal Injury FAQs

There are three basic requirements needed to file a personal injury claim:

The responsible party has shown negligent behavior. The carelessness or negligence led to the accident that caused the injury. The accident results in severe damages for you, such as costly medical bills, lost time from work, lost wages, etc. 

While these may be the main requirements, there still may be individuals that are not 100% confident they have a personal injury case. If you are in this situation, the best option would be to hire a professional personal injury lawyer to go over your situation in detail. An experienced attorney will be able to tell you who you can sue and what you can expect to recover based on the facts of the accident and laws in your state.

It is always best to seek legal assistance when it comes to personal injury cases, especially if the issue is complex or your injuries are significant. While an insurance policy may cover many accidents, it is common for insurers to be hesitant to pay out claims. Often, they will try to limit the payout amount in any way possible.

When you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can be confident that they will ensure the insurer is acting fairly throughout the process. Victims who personal injury attorneys represent will almost always receive more extensive settlement offers.

There are certain placed limits on the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after suffering from personal injury. The specific time limit will vary from state to state and is referred to as a statute of limitations.

In New York, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases gives you three years from the date of injury to go to court and file a lawsuit against those responsible for causing the accident. This law is fundamental to be aware of because if you pass the 3-year window, the New York court system will most likely refuse to hear your case.

The value of personal injury cases will vary from person to person, depending on the situation and its severity. Determining the exact amount your case is worth can be very difficult to do on your own. While there may be multiple websites that provide calculators to assist in getting a rough estimate, hiring a professional personal injury lawyer will save you the extra time and frustration by giving you an accurate estimate after hearing what happened.

Determining who is at fault for an accident can be complex at times, depending on the situation. If you are partially at fault, your damages in a lawsuit will be reduced by the percentage of your responsibility.