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Brain Injury Lawyer/Personal Injury Lawyers in New York

Often times, those who bear the hardship of an accident assume that no one’s at fault — that they’re simply victims of fate. Hey accidents just happen, right? Wrong!

New York personal injury lawyer Michael Kaplen at a private meeting with ABC News Anchor, Bob Woodruff

Michael Kaplen at a private meeting with ABC News Anchor, Bob Woodruff

Our New York based personal injury law firm, which has been in practice for over 30 years, understands that accidents don’t just happen.

That many, if not most “accidents” are caused by the careless, negligent or reckless conduct of others and that you and your family are entitled to be compensated for your injury, suffering, medical and hospital care, current and future wage loss and the cost of future care and rehabilitation.

Our nationally recognized New York personal injury attorneys with special emphasis on brain injury cases will assist you with your negligence or medical malpractice case.

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms are often not appreciated by many persona l injury attorneys.   With over three decades of experience, our knowledgeable New York personal injury and brain injury attorney team will address every one of your concerns with professionalism and integrity, keeping you informed of the progress of your case, as we work toward obtaining the compensation that justice requires.

The experienced New York trial attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP handle cases of brain injury and other personal injury caused by automobile accidents, truck accidents, construction site accidents, accidents caused by negligent landlords and property owners and medical malpractice on the part of doctors, hospitals and nursing homes.

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Pursuing Justice with a passion

What sets us apart from most personal injury law firms is our commitment and passion to protect the rights of brain injury victims.  De Caro & Kaplen, LLP Provides Compassionate Legal Representation to the Victims of Negligence and Their Families

NY Personal Injury Lawyer Shana De Caro

Shana De Caro

The law firm of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP assists individuals throughout New York City and New York State with personal injury and medical malpractice claims.

We represent individuals in cases involving:

Experienced Brain Injury Lawyers You Can Trust

Having achieved many honors and years of experience as a brain injury attorney, Michael Kaplen is more than qualified to represent you in your personal injury case. He is a Professorial Lecturer at Law at The George Washington University Law School teaching the only course in traumatic brain injury law in the country. He has served for three terms as president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State and as chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Group of the American Association for Justice.  He is president of the American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys and  a member of the Board of Advisors of the American Association of Plaintiff’s Interstate Trucking Attorneys and the Advisory Board of the Interstate Bus Accident Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Melvin M. Belli Society. New York personal injury attorney, Michael V. Kaplen is board certified in the area of civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He is admitted to practice law in both New York and Florida.

New York personal injury attorney Shana De Caro is chair-elect of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice and 1st Vice President of the American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys. Shana serves as the elected secretary and member of the Board of Trustees for the Civil Justice Foundation. Shana De Caro has been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious Melvin M. Belli Society and serves as a member of the Ask The Expert Panel for BrainLine. She is a member of the  Advisory Board of the Interstate Bus Accident Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice.   She is a Graduate of Marquette University, College of Health Sciences, Neuro Anatomical Dissection of the Human Brain and Spinal Cord. She was also the primary legal assistant to a Justice of the Supreme Court in Kings County (Brooklyn) and a member of the Medical Malpractice mediation panel of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. She was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in American Women and is a New York Super Lawyer.

New York Personal Injury Attorneys, Michael V. Kaplen and Shana De Caro are members of the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Trusted, Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Both Michael Kaplen and Shana De Caro have over 30 years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice causing brain damage and other personal  injuries. They have successfully represented victims of nursing home abuse, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, failure to diagnose and treat strokes, birth trauma and improper emergency room diagnosis and treatment.

Michael Kaplen and Shana De Caro are New York medical malpractice attorneys who have served as members of the New York State Medical Malpractice Mediation Panels created by the State of New York to examine medical malpractice claims. They are active members of the American Association for Justice and are  members of the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group, Birth Trauma Litigation Group and Medical Negligence Litigation Group as well as the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.

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You are entitled to a compassionate personal injury lawyer who understands the level of confusion and distress that you may be facing. We will spend the time to understand your case fully — plus — you will not be charged any fees in advance, as we work on a contingency basis.

Dealing with the pains and perils that traumatic brain injury causes is far from easy. Finding the counsel you and your loved ones deserve along with answers to questions about your severe head injury and other related mishaps can seem complicated.  With De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, as your New York personal injury lawyers, the information you should rightfully demand is just a phone call away.

We are proud to focus our law practice on representing survivors of brain injury and their family members throughout New York City and New York State. We represent clients in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. We also represent individuals in Long Island including both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We handle cases in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess and Ulster counties. We represent injured individuals in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and surrounding areas. Plus, we are prepared to assist you in both state and federal court with your traumatic brain injury case or other personal injury case.

Our law firm has successfully represented accident victims of brain injury, brain damage, severe head injury, traumatic epilepsy, concussion, coma, spinal cord injury, stroke, birth injury, orthopedic injury including fractures, nerve damage and injuries causing wrongful death as a result of car accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, work place-construction site accidents, unsafe premises. We have successfully represent individuals with bed sores caused by poor nursing and hospital care and victims of  nursing home abuse.

The Burden of Traumatic Brain Injuries in New York State

According to the New York State Department of Health, each year in New York State:

  • 2,100 individual will die from brain damage injuries
  • 18,500 hospitalizations will take place as a result of a traumatic brain injury
  • 82,000 individuals will visit an emergency department as a result of brain damage injuries
  • $860 million in hospital charges will be incurred as a result of traumatic brain injuries

In New York State, falls, motor vehicle crashes and assaults are the leading causes of TBI.

The brain injury lawyers at DeCaro and Kaplen, LLP represent accident victims throughout New York City and New York State. Convenient appointments arranged throughout New York City and New York State.
Speak to a New York personal injury lawyer at DE CARO & KAPLEN, LLP now for assistance with your case. Call toll free at 1 866 BRAIN LAW for a free, no obligation consultation or email us now at
Michael@brainlaw.com.


Our Credentials

Michael Kaplen

Professorial Lecturer in Law
The George Washington University Law School

Past Chair
New York State Traumatic
Brain Injury Coordinating Council

President
American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys

Vice President
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

3 Term President
Brain Injury Association of
New York State

Past Chair
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation
Group: American Association
For Justice

Past Chair
Motor Vehicle, Highway, Premises
Liability Section: American Association
For Justice

National Advisory Board
Association of Interstate
Trucking Lawyers of America

Past Co-Chair
Tort Section, New York County
Lawyers Association

Board of Directors
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Board of Governors, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Board of Directors
New York Academy of Trial Lawyers

Editorial Board
Neurolaw Letter

Board Certified
Civil Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy*

Board Certified
American Board of Professional
Liability Attorneys
Medical Liability*

Sustaining Member:
American Association for Justice
Public Justice Foundation

Member:
N.Y.S. Trial Lawyers Association
Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers
Southern Trial Lawyers
Association-Fellow
North American Brain Injury Association

Graduate of Marquette University, College of Health Sciences, in Neuro Anatomical Dissection of the Human Brain and Spinal Cord

Honors & Awards:

New York Super Lawyer
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Top 100 New York Trial Lawyers -
American Trial Lawyer Association

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Public Achievement Award

Board of Trustees, Melvin M. Belli Society

Shana DeCaro

1st Vice President
American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys

Treasurer
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group: American Association for Justice

Board of Trustees, Secretary
Civil Justice Foundation

Board of Directors
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Fellow
American Association for Justice

Fellow
Melvin M. Belli Society

Editor
Law Update
New York Academy of Trial Lawyers

Amicus Counsel
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Honors and Awards

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Public Achievement Award

President’s Award
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Who’s Who in American Women

Who’s Who in American Law

Top 100 New York Trial Lawyers-American Trial Lawyers Association

Elite Lawyers Of America

Graduate of Marquette University, College of Health Sciences, in Neuro Anatomical Dissection of the Human Brain and Spinal Cord

Member:

New York Academy of Trial Lawyers

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Brain Injury Association New York State

North American Brain Injury Association

Member:
Nursing Home Litigation Group
American Assoc. for Justice

Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
American Assoc. for Justice

Brain Trauma Litigation Group
American Assoc. for Justice

Ask The Expert
Contributing Author
BrainLine

Admitted to Practice:

New York State
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States Federal District Courts:
Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
United States Tax Court
United States Court of International Trade

 

* The National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys are not affiliated with any government authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.