Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C.

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New York, NY 10016, United States

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Leandra’s Law

Leandra’s Law, also known as the Child Passenger Protection Act, is a New York State law that makes driving drunk with a child under the age of 16 an automatic felony. The bill was passed by the New York State Assembly and the…more
| Criminal Law

Employee Fraud in Workers’ Compensation

Thinking about committing fraud is hopefully and most likely the last thing on a claimant’s mind when navigating the frustratingly tricky waters of workers’ compensation in New York. However, even someone with a legitimate and…more
| Worker’s Compensation

NYPD Cracking Down on Bicyclists Who Don’t Follow Rules of the Road

If you bike ride in Manhattan be aware that the NYPD is cracking down on cyclists who pedal through red lights, ride on sidewalks and make fast turns around corners. Bike related violations have skyrocketed this past month to…more
| Criminal Law

Self-Driving Cars – This Is What The Future Holds

Google’s self-driving cars are coming along quite well! Google’s software is divided into four categories: moving vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and stationary things such as signs, curbs and parked cars. The new technology is…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology

Pothole Law: In Winter, New York State Rejects Drivers’ Claims But In Spring It’s Another Story

After this brutal winter, if your car was damaged from hitting potholes on New York State highways, such as I-95 and The Taconic, you are not entitled to file a claim against the state for damages. Whether your car was slightly…more
| Personal Injury

NYC Could Get More Speed Cameras Installed Around School Zones

You may now think twice before speeding in a school zone as it will cost you a fine. Lead-footed drivers speeding near city schools have been caught by cameras and have been slapped with fines. In New York City, 5 of the city’s…more

Apps That Control the Temptation to Text and Drive

As we all know texting while driving is a big problem and it causes way too many fatalities each year. Although, New York is one of many states that have banned texting while driving, there are still a number of people…more
| Personal Injury

School Speed Zone Cameras on Long Island

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed the installation of speed monitoring cameras in Long Island school zones to deter speeding and as an added source of revenue for Nassau and Suffolk counties. The proposed pilot program would allow…more
| Administrative Law

Toyota Fails to Report Recalls and Will Now Pay Big Bucks in Penalties

Toyota will have to pay $1.2 billion in penalties in order to settle the criminal probe of acceleration problems, which has led to more than 8 million recalls. Attorney General, Eric Holder, said this is the largest criminal…more
| Personal Injury

Suffolk County Legislature Approves Bill to Raise Age on Tobacco Sales to 21

Suffolk County is the first county nationwide to pass a bill that would raise the age for buying tobacco from 19 to 21. The bill restricts stores in Suffolk County from selling cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and any kind of…more
| Administrative Law, Consumer Protection

General Motors Faulty Ignition Recall Leads to a Number of Fatalities

The federal safety regulators have received more than 260 complaints about General Motors indicating that that the vehicles suddenly turned off while being driven. Many of the complaints detailed frightening events in which the…more
| Personal Injury

Regulation 64 and Your Property Damage Claim

New York State provides rules and regulations which prohibit insurance carriers from unfair claims settlement practices. Regulation 64 sets forth guidelines and timelines for the proper handling of your claim…more
| Personal Injury

Consequences of Settling Your Claim

nsurance carriers have an incentive in offering you a global settlement to permanently close your claim. By closing the indemnity (wages) and medical portion of your claim, you are taking a lump sum and hitting the road. The…more
| Personal Injury

“Independent” Medical Examinations

There is nothing independent about the medical examinations set up the insurance carrier. These “doctors” are paid directly by the insurance carriers for their opinion regarding your injury. This opinion will have a significant…more
| Personal Injury

Getting My Car Fixed After An Accident

One of the first few questions I am always asked by a client is how they will get their car repaired and who is going to pay for it. There are two types of coverage that can be utilized to repair your vehicle after an…more
| Personal Injury
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