The Platta Law Firm, PLLC, advocates for those who suffer from catastrophic personal injuries due to the wrongful acts of others. We vigorously champion the rights of our clients, including injured workers. Above all, each highly skilled, NYC personal injury lawyer at The Platta Law Firm proudly fight to obtain the compensation our clients and their loved ones deserve. We refuse to let our clients go into debt over another’s negligence.
As a full-service NYC Personal Injury Firm, we practice in the areas of construction accidents, labor law, motor vehicle injuries, premises liability and workers’ compensation. We represent clients in all of the boroughs of New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland counties. The focus of our practice since its founding a decade ago is to protect the rights of New Yorkers unjustly injured.
Slawomir Platta, Esq.
The Platta Law Firm has decades of experience handling all types of personal injury cases. It doesn’t matter if you were involved in a motor vehicle crash, slip and fall or construction accident, we guarantee the best results for you and your loved ones.
We treat every case as if it is our most important and apply the same level of tenacity to each one to resolve it successfully. Our lawyers continue to recover millions of dollars in settlements or verdicts for our clients. In addition, we know that keeping our clients in the loop from day one is essential. We believe your success is ours and will never stop advocating for you.
Every NYC personal injury lawyer at The Platta Law Firm is a select team of experienced litigators with the skills, resources and tenacity necessary to fight for our clients… and WIN! We handle some of the area’s biggest cases. Our legal team fights for the injured, including those with traumatic brain injury and spinal cord damage such as quadriplegia.
The Platta Law Firm’s proven and innovative trial strategy has led to high settlement payouts. We get results and are known for going above and beyond for all our clients. Our firm takes particular pride in helping the hardworking men and women in New York City’s construction industry. If you suffered injuries in New York City or the surrounding area, contact us for a free consultation at (212) 514-5100 or online.
As one of the top personal injury firms in New York, The Platta Law Firm handles many types of cases. While our offices are in New York City, we represent injured clients throughout the state. Our passionate NYC personal injury lawyers fiercely fight for the justice our fellow New Yorkers deserve. Our staff and attorneys provide compassionate service for those injured as the result of negligence or an intentional, violent act.
A large part of our practice revolves around construction accident cases. Workers involved in accidents at construction sites often suffer life-changing catastrophic injuries. At The Platta Law Firm, PLLC, our attorneys and paralegals are attentive to all your questions and needs. We will walk you through every step of the process and make sure you are always comfortable with how your case is being handled.
Other personal injury attorneys in New York City don’t have the same kind of track record as The Platta Law Firm, when it comes to protecting construction workers. In 2011, our firm litigated a case called Wilinski v. 334 E. 92nd Hous. Dev. Fund. Corp. before the state’s highest court. This case involved a worker injured by falling objects, specifically, unsecured plumbing pipes. The successful resolution of the case resulted in a considerable change in construction labor law and added further protections for workers.
Our commitment in the Wilinski case helped our client but did even more. It was a major victory for construction workers all over the state. Because of the expansion of the law we achieved in Wilinski, construction workers won another victory. Those denied compensation in the past can now get the money they need and deserve. Because of this, they can pay their medical bills and support their families.
We bring this same kind of commitment and expertise to all of our cases. While we changed the law concerning falling pipes and other objects, we represent clients injured in other ways. We provide the same passion and intensity to all our cases.
Our attorneys are also unequaled when it comes to handling car accident and premises liability cases. It is our priority to make sure clients get necessary medical treatment, both in the present and the future. Many times, no-fault and private insurance carriers will try to short-change them. Rest assured, each and every NYC personal injury attorney at The Platta Law Firm will never allow an insurer to undervalue a client’s case. We know their tactics and how to combat them effectively.
At The Platta Law Firm, we are proud of our client-first approach. Our goal is the successful resolution of your case with the best possible outcome, so you and your family can move forward without financial worries. Our top NYC personal injury lawyers have secured tens of millions of dollars for our clients over the years. We have been continuously recognized by our peers as “Super Lawyers.”
The monetary value of any case depends on a few important factors, including:
Most notably, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death cases usually top the list. Nevertheless, every accident and therefore every case is different.
You can normally recover compensation for both economic damages (financial losses) and non-economic damages (pain and suffering). Our NYC personal injury law firm can help you seek maximum compensation for all your damages, including:
Punitive damages are also at play for New York personal injury lawsuits. However, there must be robust evidence of willful or wanton negligence, a high degree of moral turpitude, or purposefully dangerous behavior.
Pain and suffering legally translates into the emotional trauma and physical discomfort that you experience after an accident. These types of after-effects don’t set the compensation amount but can greatly influence the process. Needless to say, calculating pain and suffering is not easy.
The “multiplier” method is used most often. Economic damages are first established – things like hospital costs, lost income, and personal expenses. Those damages are multiplied by a number – usually between 1 and 5. The more serious the injury, the higher the multiplier. The total would provide your non-economic award.
A catastrophic injury is an injury that has long-term consequences, usually over a lifetime. The term is most referenced with catastrophic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, and loss of limbs.
Nevertheless, an injury that causes any disability can be a catastrophic injury. Back injuries, fractures, and vision or hearing loss have the potential to also be traumatic.
Insurance companies know very well that your injuries could carry deep costs. So, they may be quick to offer a settlement and push you to accept it. Yielding could mean losing the chance to fully recover the amount of money you need to cover your costs and losses.
Speak with a qualified lawyer about your injury before accepting any deals. We’ll help you understand the true extent and scope of your injury to guarantee that you’re fully compensated.
When you retain a NYC personal injury lawyer, you are aiding yourself with vital legal help. This allows you to focus more on your physical recovery than the heavy burden of putting your case into suit. During recovery, your lawyer will:
If negotiations take a turn for the worse – meaning that you don’t get a reasonable offer – then we will take your case to trial.
Personal injury lawsuits are often settled before a court date is even set. This is why showing your willingness to go to court can pressure insurance companies to make a better offer.
Most NYC personal injury cases are subject to a three-year statute of limitations. However, there are some exceptions to the law, depending on the type of claim.
If you miss the deadline, your options become very limited. Once the statute of limitations expires, so does your ability to file a lawsuit and ask for compensation. However, there can be extensions given, as recently seen with New York’s Covid-19 Executive Order. Reach out to a New York personal injury lawyer as soon as you can to ensure all applicable deadlines are met – it’s the surest way!
Possibly, but most likely not. About 90% percent of all civil lawsuits settle outside of trial. Ultimately, it depends on the nature of the case and circumstances. However, pushing forward to trial can be a great strategic move, especially if you hire an experienced litigator.
There are no upfront fees and absolutely no cost if we do not win your case. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing unless your case ensures some kind of compensation – meaning that you get a secured settlement or win a verdict at trial. The contingency fee in New York is 1/3 (or 33.33%) of what you win. Every attorney’s fee must be signed upfront, as is standard practice.
At The Platta Law Firm, we’re honest and transparent about our fees, if any apply.
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All Rights Reserved.