Fighting To Protect What Matters Most

You are not the only one who suffers after a serious accident. Crushing medical bills and lost wages can be devastating to your family for years.

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At Hofmann & Schweitzer, our lawyers stand tall as champions for victims who suffer serious injuries in New York. When your life is forever changed by a construction, maritime, railroad, or other accident, our experienced legal team will fight to help you obtain the maximum compensation you and your family deserve.

Fighting for Your Right to Injury Compensation

Despite being a responsible person, just one tragic moment can change your life forever. When someone’s careless behavior, or an employer’s failure to maintain a safe work environment, causes you to suffer a serious injury, the repercussions can affect you and your family for years to come. Physical pain and lengthy medical treatment often cause trauma victims to miss work and lose vital income. In some cases, the incident may even result in the death of a loved one. The emotional and financial stress can be overwhelming, and victims and their families may not know where to turn for help.

Experienced Representation That Gets Results for New York Injury Victims

For more than 40 years, the legal team at Hofmann & Schweitzer have stood up for victims in New York and New Jersey. Our experienced lawyers take up your fight, helping you obtain the care and compensation you deserve. Through perseverance and determination, our legal team built an exceptional track record of verdicts and settlements for clients with all types of injury and wrongful death claims, especially those enduring construction and maritime injuries.

Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve After an Accident

When an accident and injury occurs, victims have rights. Whether your injury was caused by a private citizen or a big company, it can be possible to obtain compensation for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Those working in the construction and maritime fields face unique risks, and the law addresses these injuries differently. That’s why our legal team offers premiere representation tailored specifically to construction workers, seamen, fishermen, longshoremen, dock workers, and many more.

Too often, accident victims aren’t fully aware of their rights, or they fall victim a second time to big insurance companies ignoring their injuries or pushing to settle their claim for less than it is worth. These insurance companies will do everything in their power to avoid paying for the damages you have suffered. The lawyers at Hofmann & Schweitzer are trained and experienced litigators who can beat them at their own game. Lawyers from our firm will work with the insurance companies, employers and other opposing parties to obtain a favorable settlement in your case. If these negotiation attempts are unsuccessful, we will fight for you in the courtroom.

If you or someone you love has suffered a construction, maritime, railroad, or another personal injury in New York, you need a legal team who understands the unique rights and challenges of your situation. Call our New York City office, or take a moment to fill out the contact form on this page. Even if you aren’t sure you have a case or you live out of state, our dedicated legal team can help you find the best way forward.

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At Hofmann & Schweitzer, we offer the compassion and care you need in the aftermath of an accident; combined with the aggressive legal representation you need to protect your family and your finances.

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Free Publications and Resources

Learn What You Need to Know to Protect Your Rights and Obtain the Compensation You Need After a Maritime Injury

New York Jones Act lawyers provide injured seamen and their families with a FREE publication to help them understand their legal rights after maritime accidents.

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A Free Guide to Help Seamen and Other Commercial Mariners Understand Their Rights After a Maritime Accident

Download our free legal guide to get answers to the top questions that seamen and other commercial mariners have after an injury at sea.

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Free Information to Help You Maximize Your Recovery After a Construction Accident

Learn how to get your FREE copy of Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone written by experienced New York construction accident attorneys.

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Why Choose Us

The time after an accident and injury can be overwhelming and stressful. Victims and their families must face the pain from physical and emotional injuries, as well as the financial burden that accompanies missed work and lost income. The legal team at Hofmann & Schweitzer understands how difficult this can be, and that’s why we fight to ensure that every client can obtain the compensation to move forward to a successful and secure future. When you retain our services, you will find:

  • Experienced litigators. We prepare every case for the possibility of trial, and the insurance companies know we will go the distance to protect our clients, increasing the likelihood of a favorable settlement offer.
  • Representation that gets results. Our firm has helped clients recover over a hundred million dollars after accidents and injuries, placing us in an elite group of multi-million dollar legal advocates.
  • Individualized attention. We are a small firm that provides personalized service. Our attorneys will personally visit the client's accident site to develop an understanding of why the event happened. Further, our legal team has a policy to return every call within 24 hours, and we pay house calls when necessary to those clients who are unable to leave their homes after an injury.
  • Comprehensive legal knowledge. The legal team at Hofmann & Schweitzer focuses on personal injury matters, with special emphasis on maritime, construction, and railroad workers. New York law is unique in its approach to this type of compensation, and our lawyers offer complete and effective insight into state law, as well as the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and FELA.