William Schwitzer

William Schwitzer & Associates

Attorneys at Law


Teen knocked down by turning bus

$12.3 million verdict


Worker fell 25 feet in unsafe workplace

$8.9 million verdict


Patient dies from untreated medical condition

$5.7 Million Verdict


Car crash led to cervical and lumbar spine injury

$11.6 million verdict


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$37 Million Verdict for Mentally Disabled man shot by Police

Verdict: $37,000,000 A 50-year-old car wash employee with a mental disability in Queens, New York, was shot by police officers who happened to be patrolling the area. The plaintiff, who spoke only Spanish and possessed the mental ability of a nine-year-old, was shot twice in the chest after police officers spotted what looked like a gun in his clothing.

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Collision With City Pay-Loader Led To Neck And Back Injuries

Verdict: $11,600,000 A 38-year old Bronx resident and plaintiff of this case was driving along Morris Park Avenue, when his vehicle collided with a pay-loader owned by the City of New York and the NYC Parks & Recreation. The plaintiff sustained injuries of the back and neck.

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Untreated Arterial Condition Turned Fatal

Verdict: $5,700,000 A woman developed recurrent severe headaches. She was evaluated by several internists, Drs. James Chin, Krishna Sai Perumareddi and Veronique Toyloy, but her headaches persisted.

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Plaintiff Claimed Car Crash’s Injuries Ended Career Aspirations

Verdict: $1,400,000 A 27-year-old man was driving on Eastern Parkway, near its intersection at Atlantic Avenue, in the Ocean Hill section of Brooklyn. As he proceeded through the intersection, his vehicle collided with a vehicle that was being driven by another man. The first man, our client, claimed that he sustained injuries to his back, knee, neck and shoulder.

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Car Crash’s Parties Disputed Status of Traffic Signals

Veredict: $3,300,000 A 43-year-old police officer and our client, was driving on the eastbound side of East Tremont Avenue, in the Bronx. As he crossed the intersection of the Cross Bronx Expressway’s service road, he was broadsided by a van. The plaintiff's vehicle was pushed to a sidewalk, and the officer claimed that he sustained injuries of his neck and back.

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Car Crash’s Parties Disputed Status of Lights

Verdict: $10,000,000 The plaintiff, a 77-year-old woman, was driving on Bath Avenue, near its intersection at 25th Avenue, in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. As she proceeded through the intersection, her vehicle struck the right side of a public bus, which was traveling on 25th Avenue. The plaintiff claimed that she sustained injuries to her leg and neck.

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Worker Claimed 25 Foot Fall led to Fusion of Spine

Verdict: $8,900,000 Our client, a 31-year-old construction worker, was working at a site located in Suffolk County. He was asked to disassemble a scaffold. The scaffold’s platform planks collapsed while he was standing on them and he fell a distance of some 25 feet. The plaintiff claimed that he sustained injuries of his back and neck. He sued the premises’ owners, Sentinel Diversified Industries Inc. and Sentinel Strategic Properties Inc.

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Teen Knocked Down, Crushed by Turning Bus

Verdict: $ 12,335,000 An 18-year-old college student was struck by a public bus. The incident occurred on 70th Street, near its intersection at Eighth Avenue, in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. The bus struck the left side of her body, and she was knocked onto the pavement. As she was attempting to crawl away, the bus rode over her right leg. She sustained crushing injuries.

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I want you to know I appreciate very much your time and advice you have given me about my pension, workers' compensation and social security disability. After my injury my life went upside down, you and your firm have been with me from day one, and you have provided me with exceptional legal advice and service. I went to the union and the all the information you gave me was correct and I am so grateful. Your firm is amazing and you are so knowledgeable and great!

Thank you so much
God Bless You Mr. Merlino

Henry Jedrzejewski - Client