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A NY Personal Injury Lawyer In a Brain Trauma Case Can Make All The Difference!

Pursuing Justice with a passion–making a difference in lives.

What sets us apart from most NY Personal Injury Lawyers 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

Unfortunately, many people will not receive adequate compensation for their head injury and traumatic brain injury because they did not seek proper legal representation in a timely manner. Brain injury attorneys representing a person and his/her family for a head injury or a traumatic brain injury must possess knowledge, education and experience in this very specialized area of personal injury litigation while also having  compassion for those who have been adversely affected.

Since the results of your brain injury lawsuit will have an important and long term impact upon the quality of your life, it is important to determine the best personal injury lawyer to represent you in your head injury or traumatic brain injury case.

Some things to ask our brain injury attorneys before retaining them for your head trauma case:

Q: How many brain injury cases similar to mine have you been involved with as a personal injury lawyer and attorney over the past three years?

Q: What percentage of your law practice is devoted to representing persons with a traumatic brain injury or traumatic head injury?

Q: Will you be the personal injury attorney handling my brain injury case or will you be referring it to another brain injury lawyer or law firm?

Q: What are your results in representing persons with brain injury cases similar to mine?

Q: Have you written and published any articles on traumatic brain injury, traumatic head injury, concussion, coma, and the legal representation of brain injury victims?

Q: Have you lectured to any bar associations, brain injury associations or other groups about the effective representation of persons who have suffered traumatic brain injury?

Q: Do you actively participate in your state’s brain injury association and in the Brain Injury Association of America?

Q: Do you regularly attend conferences and read textbooks and articles about the effects of traumatic brain injury, head injury, skull fractures, brain bleeding including subdural and epidural hemorrhage, concussion and coma?

Q: Have you received any professional honors and awards concerning your representation of persons with a traumatic brain injury and head injury?

Q: Does your firm have the financial resources to advance the necessary funds (sometimes in excess of $50,000!) to properly prosecute my case, if necessary?


Our NY Personal Injury Attorneys are Happy to Answer These Questions for You

 

Our brain injury attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP concentrate our practice on representing persons with brain injury, head injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy and seizure disorders. We have archived verdicts and settlements in brain injury cases totaling over 100 million dollars.

Michael Kaplen and Shana De Caro are New York brain injury attorneys who will personally handle your head injury case. Our NY personal injury attorneys share their knowledge outside of the courtroom. They have lectured to brain injury associations, lawyer groups and medical associations on brain trauma and its tragic consequences. We have spoken about the proper techniques for legal representation of brain injury victims, ethical considerations in brain injury litigation and proper trial techniques of direct and cross examination as well as openings, expert selection and summations.

Our brain injury attorneys have served as President of the Brain Injury Association of New York State, Chair of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council, Officers and Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice and More

De Caro & Kaplen, LLP have authored numerous articles on traumatic brain injury and proper legal representation and have received many awards and honors. We are proud that our founding partner, Michael Kaplen has completed his third term as President of the Brain Injury Association of New York State and has been elected Chair of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council. Michael Kaplen has also served as chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Shana De Caro, is chair of the prestigious Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice and First Vice President of the American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys.

Our brain injury attorneys co-author the New York Law Journal outside counsel column on the legal aspects of traumatic brain injury and have co-authored the chapter on neurolaw for the Psychiatric Clinics of North America edition on traumatic brain injury. In addition, they have lectured at the ground rounds of Mt. Sinai Medical Center on brain injury and medical malpractice in emergency medicine.

Preferred Attorneys—Brain Injury Association of America

You’ve come to the right place for help in finding legal representation. The Brain Injury Association of America has recognized the skills and experience of our New York brain injury law firm by listing De Caro & Kaplen, LLP as “Preferred Attorneys”

Attorneys in the Brain Injury Association of America Preferred Lawyer Program “know the carelessness of others changes lives in an instant. They know the physical, cognitive, emotional, and financial tolls a brain injury can inflict on individuals and their families. Firms enrolled in the BIAA Preferred Attorneys Program know the stakes are high and that settling for less has lifelong consequences.”

Call Now for a Free no obligation consultation with New York Brain Injury Lawyer Michael Kaplen and his partner, New York Brain Injury Lawyer, Shana DeCaro.

Call our brain injury lawyers today, for a free no obligation consultation. We can be reached toll free at 1 866 BRAIN LAW or you can Contact Us.

Our Credentials

Michael Kaplen

Professorial Lecturer in Law
The George Washington University Law School

Past Chair
New York State Traumatic
Brain Injury Coordinating Council

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

President
American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys

Past Vice President
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Board of Trustees, Melvin M. Belli Society

National Advisory Board
Association of Plaintiff’s Interstate
Trucking Lawyers of America

Board of Governors, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Board of Directors
New York Academy of Trial Lawyers

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

Past member-Board of Directors
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

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
North American Brain Injury Association

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

Admitted to practice:
New York
Florida
District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States Federal District Courts:
Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

Honors & Awards:

New York Super Lawyer

Top 100 New York Trial Lawyers -
American Trial Lawyer Association

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Public Achievement Award

Shana DeCaro

Chair
Traumatic Brain Injury Group: American Association for Justice

Board of Directors:
Brain Injury Association of America

1st Vice President
American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys

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

Judicial Screening Committee
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America,
Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

Lawyers Diversity Law Institute Advisory Board,
Litigation Counsel of America

Honors and Awards:

New York Super Lawyer

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

Nursing Home Litigation Group
American Assoc. for Justice

Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
American Assoc. for Justice

Birth Trauma Litigation Group
American Assoc. for Justice

Stroke Litigation Group

American Assoc. for Justice

Professional Liability Litigation Group

American Assoc. for Justice

Professional Information Exchange Negligence Litigation Group

American Assoc. For Justice

Ask The Expert: BrainLine
Contributing Author

Advisory Board, Acquired Brain Injury Program, The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Washington, D.C.

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
District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States

 

* 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.