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Slawomir Platta - Personal Injury Lawyer in New York City
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$48 MILLION
For a construction worker who fell on a set of temporary wooden stairs, during a home renovation project.
$8.5 MILLION
For a 41-year-old mason tender who was injured after falling 6 feet off a scaffold during a cleaning assignment.
$7.5 MILLION
For a 30-year-old sub-contractor who was struck by a construction metal bar during his coffee break.
$5 MILLION
For a parent who was injured by a school bus while he was standing in front of his car waiting for his son.

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Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (212) 514-5100 or Chat with One of Our Attorneys for a Free Consultation

Our team of New York City injury lawyers understands the trauma and difficulty an accident brings upon someone. This includes serious life-altering injuries, unexpected bills, property damage, and overall pain and suffering. That’s why our highest priority is to secure the maximum compensation for our clients. From motor vehicle to construction, there are thousands of accidents that occur in the city every year, and we’re familiar with every single type. Our combined 130-plus years of experience has enabled us to achieve an extraordinary success rate, with an impressive amount of winning multi-million-dollar verdicts.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you believe you have a case. Your injuries may be worth a lot more than you think. There is no risk, no fee, and nothing to lose in finding out. Call us any time, we are available 24/7.

Our Awards

Largest Construction Accident Verdict in New York $48 Million

It took the jury of King's County Supreme Court about an hour to determine the outcome of the biggest construction accident case of 2022. Dariusz Hrychorczuk was the victim of a near-fatal fall from a height-related construction accident back in 2016. The accident resulted in severe spinal injuries requiring multiple surgeries and disabling him for life. After a lengthy battle for Dariusz's extensive trauma and constant pleas for compensation, our legal team secured an unprecedented $48 million verdict. With work-related injuries on the rise, it's more important than ever to have an experienced legal team that can stand up to construction companies and deliver significant cash settlement awards to those hurt on the job.

We changed New York state construction accident law

Construction Workers Injured from Falling Objects Now Receive Larger Payouts

It’s extremely rare to find a personal injury law firm that’s been able to change the law for the entire state of New York—but that’s exactly what we were able to do in the landmark case Wilinski v. 334 E. 92nd Hous. Dev Fund. Corp. Litigated before the state’s highest court, our firm was able to bring about a significant change in the law by offering greater protections to workers injured by falling objects at the jobsite. The decision marked a huge victory for construction workers throughout New York state, and raised the average compensation for all cases involving these types of accidents.
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No matter where you’ve had your accident in New York, we’re here to help. This includes all types of personal injury cases. For a no obligation consultation about your case, call us 24/7 at (212) 514-5100 or chat with one of our attorneys online. See our practice areas below:

MEET OUR ATTORNEYS

The Platta Law Firm has decades of experience handling all types of personal injury cases. From auto collisions to construction accidents, we have the experience and winning track record to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. No matter the type of accident or severity of the injury, we fight hard for every case we take on—and we win! It’s how our lawyers continue to recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for their injured clients. Your success is ours, and we’ll never stop advocating on your behalf.
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Meet Our Attorneys

We have decades of experience handling all types of personal injury cases. No matter what type of accident you’ve had, we guarantee the best results for you and your loved ones. Our lawyers continue to recover millions of dollars for our clients. Your eventual success is just as much our success.
SLAWOMIR PLATTA

Founding Partner

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MICHAEL TAUB

Partner

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HOWARD FREDERICK

Partner

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EVI KALLFA

Partner

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ELAN HALLHAUSER

Associate Attorney

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ANDREW KOENIG

Associate Attorney

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CALL US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

Not every accident results in a personal injury case, but if you’ve been injured, there’s a good chance you may have a legitimate case. Call us at 212-514-5100 to find out.

Why Select The Platta Law Firm for Your New York Personal Injury Case

We Are Available 24/7 for All Accident Victims

Accidents are unexpected and can happen at any time. This is why we believe that getting the help you need should never be an obstacle. Our team is available around-the-clock , every day of the year. No matter the time, do not hesitate to call us at 212-514-5100 and we will assist you as best we can.

No Recovery
No Fee

Being involved in an accident can be traumatic and result in unexpected expenses. Furthermore, you shouldn’t let financial concerns prevent you from seeking the assistance you need. That is why we operate on a contingency fee basis. If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay us anything. There’s no harm of reaching out to us for help. At the very least, you get a free consultation.

We Attained New York’s Largest Verdict in 2022

Just last year, we secured our client a $48 Million Dollar Award for his work-related accident. This was the largest recovery amount for any construction case in the State of New York that year. It's yet another example of our dedication and commitment to secure the highest possible award for our clients.

Your accident may have long-lasting consequences that can impact your life permanently. It’s vital to choose the right attorney to handle your personal injury case. You deserve a law firm that understands the gravity of your unique situation.

We Are Available 24/7 for All Accident Victims

Accidents are unexpected and can happen at any time. This is why we believe that getting the help you need should never be an obstacle. Our team is available around-the-clock , every day of the year. No matter the time, do not hesitate to call us at 212-514-5100 and we will assist you as best we can.

No Recovery Fee

Being involved in an accident can be traumatic and result in unexpected expenses. Furthermore, you shouldn’t let financial concerns prevent you from seeking the assistance you need. That is why we operate on a contingency fee basis. If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay us anything. There’s no harm of reaching out to us for help. At the very least, you get a free consultation.

We Attained New York’s Largest Verdict in 2022

Just last year, we secured our client a $48 Million Dollar Award for his work-related accident. This was the largest recovery amount for any construction case in the State of New York that year. It’s yet another example of our dedication and commitment to secure the highest possible award for our clients. Your accident may have long-lasting consequences that can impact your life permanently. It’s vital to choose the right attorney to handle your personal injury case. You deserve a law firm that understands the gravity of your unique situation.

NYC Personal Injury Law Firm FAQ

What is the Value of Your Personal Injury Case?

The monetary value of any case depends on a few important factors, including:

  • The nature of the accident
  • The severity of your injuries
  • Your ability to work and make a living
  • Mental health and trauma associated with your accident
  • Negligence of the other party

Most notably, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death cases usually top the list. Nevertheless, every accident and therefore every case is different.

Is Compensation Available After an Accident?

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:

  • Hospital bills
  • Losses related to pre-existing conditions
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Lost wages, income, and benefits
  • Chronic physical pain
  • Emotional distress
  • PTSD
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Embarrassment

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.

Can Pain and Suffering Add to Compensation?

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.

What Do Lawyers Do After an injury?

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:

  • Deal with insurance adjusters, your employer, medical facilities, and associated parties
  • Make sure all legal claims are filed in par with the statute of limitations
  • Notify others of your intent to file a lawsuit or seek damages
  • Begin the investigation process
  • Hire relevant experts
  • Negotiate the best possible settlement deal if possible

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.

Is it Too Late to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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.

  • Workers’ compensation: two years from the date of accident or receival of payment (whichever falls later).
  • Wrongful death: two years from the date of death.
  • Medical malpractice: two years and a half from the discovery date of injury.
  • Government tort actions: notice must be given no more than 90 days of injury.

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!

Can My Personal Injury Case Settle in Court?

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.

Do I Have to Pay for Legal Representation?

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.

What To Do After an Accident in NYC?

What happens right after any accident can set the stage for your future case. Even minor instances can easily hurt your ability to seek compensation. So, here are a few tips for what to do (and not do) after an accident:

  • Report it – to the police, property owner, employer, hospital, or the appropriate party.
  • Don’t say “sorry” – anything you say can be used against you.
  • Do not admit guilt – you won’t know the true cause of your accident until it’s properly investigated.
  • Document the scene of the accident and any potential injuries.
  • Seek medical attention – call an ambulance and notify them of all pain.
  • Call a lawyer – the sooner you get legal assistance, the better your chances for financial recovery.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

48 Million Verdict for Personal Injury in NYC

the highest verdict for a construction case in the State of New York in 2022

The Platta Law Firm continues to generate an exceptionally high number of referrals for one simple reason: We Deliver Big. That means Hundreds of Millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, and over a Billion dollars more for the countless workers collecting higher recoveries, thanks to our historic Wilinski Case. Get in touch with one of our experienced attorneys at 212-514-5100.

Serving Clients Throughout NYC

The Platta Law Firm is committed to defending the interests and rights of those injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence.

Our New York City Personal Injury Lawyers Will Fight to Secure a Maximum Financial Recovery

If you’ve been injured in a New York City accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation, and it may be more than you think. Having quality legal representation is critical for receiving the maximum cash award you deserve. At The Platta Law Firm, our New York City personal injury lawyers know what it takes to win and get the most amount of money for their clients. Unfortunately, insurance companies will most often encourage accident victims to accept a lowball settlement. This is definitely not in your best interest, and we won’t let that happen to you. Our savvy attorneys know how the game works and will help you determine how much your personal injury claim might be worth, so you can make the most informed decision about your case. Examples of financial compensation that you may be entitled to include reimbursement for:
  • Medical Care
  • Emergency Room Costs
  • Rehabilitation (Physical and Occupational Therapy)
  • In-Home Health Care
  • Lost Income and Wages
  • Reduced Earning Capacity
  • Childcare Costs
  • Emotional Distress
  • Property Damage
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Damages for Wrongful Death
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Call Our New York City Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation

Injured in a NYC accident? If someone else was at fault, there’s a very good chance you can receive compensation for your injuries. Let the experienced New York City personal injury lawyers at The Platta Law Firm help you get the funds you need and deserve. Call our law firm at 212-514-5100 to schedule your FREE consultation. Reach out to us today. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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