Our civil justice system is designed to compensate innocent victims of carelessness and violations of safety codes when they become injured as a result. No one can take away the pain and suffering that an innocent victim may experience; however our legal system does attempt to compensate victims by payment of money damages. If you are a victim of an accident, or are injured due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to a cash award, health care benefits and other compensation. Our Personal Injury Counsel can assist you with all types of negligence cases, including auto and transit accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall injuries, lead poisoning, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims, among others. Most injury claims are subject to strict time limits, it is important to obtain legal advice as soon as possible. In some cases, such as claims against certain governmental entities, notices of claim must be filed in as few as 90 days of an injury. So if you are injured, you should promptly consult with our law firm to determine your rights.


It does not cost anything to learn about your rights. An injured person should be entitled to fair and just compensation. However, obtaining that to which you are entitled is not automatic. The Law Office of Harlan A. Platz, P.L.L.C. will inquire, investigate, and litigate to obtain that to which you are entitled. The sooner you seek counsel, the more likely it is that you will receive the health care and monetary benefits you deserve.


If you have been injured or disabled in any way, it is advisable that you seek experienced legal counsel immediately. We are here to help you learn your rights and explore your options. Simply call us to discuss your injuries and losses. If you have a viable claim, we will set up an appointment to meet with you. If your injuries prevent you from visiting our office, we will come to you. Remember, time is of the essence and any statements made prior to consulting an attorney may jeopardize your claim.


At the Law Office of Harlan A. Platz, P.L.L.C. we know how hard it is to make ends meet, and it’s even harder to get by when you become disabled and unable to work. Legal bills are the last thing you need when you’re not working. That’s why the personal injury and accident cases we handle are on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will never be charged for time or services unless and until you receive a cash award. No recovery- no fee… that is our policy regarding personal injury lawsuits.


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Firm Overview

Harlan A. Platz, Esq. is the founder of The Law Office of Harlan A. Platz, P.L.L.C. in Long Island. He specializes in handling catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving construction sites, auto and transit accidents, building and sidewalk accidents, lead poisoning, medical malpractice, and securities fraud claims. He is widely respected as a legal professional who delivers superior service and attains outstanding recoveries for his clients. He has established himself as a tough and skilled negotiator. Mr. Platz is often called upon by other trial attorneys to negotiate cases on their behalf.

Mr. Platz graduated from Harper College at SUNY Binghamton receiving the Outstanding Performance Award. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree at St. John’s University Law School. He was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 1988 and the following year Mr. Platz was admitted to the U.S. District Courts for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Harlan A. Platz soon accepted a position as an associate at the legendary Manhattan firm, Schneider, Kleinick & Weitz, which was New York’s pre-eminent plaintiff’s personal injury law firm. He remained there until 1995 when he decided to open his own law firm.

Mr. Platz is a member of the New York State Bar Association and New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Cambridge “Who’s Who” as a professional representing the personal injury law industry. Mr. Platz’s hard work and total dedication to his clients since 1988, together with his ability to repeatedly accomplish superior results in personal injury and accident cases, has been certified by Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. All members have achieved a trial verdict, award, or settlement for one million dollars or more. Mr. Platz has achieved this benchmark numerous times for his clients. This honored designation is given only to trial lawyers who demonstrate exceptional skill, experience, and excellence in advocacy. He has also been named as a ‘Super Lawyer’ and ‘Top Attorney’ in the New York Metro area by the American Registry Association. He has recently been bestowed a lifetime achievement award by America's Top 100 Attorneys.

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