Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys – We Can Help!
The experienced New York motor vehicle accident attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP will help you recover damages from the negligent driver and/or company responsible for your car accident, for injuries, disabilities, lost wages, medical costs as well as pain and suffering.
From car crashes to bus crashes, truck crashes, train wrecks and pedestrians struck by cars, trucks and buses, we have the knowledge, resources and experience to assist you.
Pursuing Justice with a passion–making a difference in lives.
What sets us apart from most New York 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 Vehicle Accidents and Their Families in New York City and throughout New York State
We are honored that our founding partner, Michael V. Kaplen, has been elected to the National Advisory Board and the New York State Advisory Board of Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. He and his partner, Shana De Caro both serve as members of the Advisory Board of the Interstate Bus Accident Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice.
We provide a free consultation with our experienced vehicle accident attorneys for victims of virtually any kind of accident. A skilled, experienced lawyer can represent you for your car accident case as well as for personal injuries caused by bus crashes, a train wreck or a truck accident. — De Caro & Kaplen, LLP – Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers You Can Trust
Vehicle Accidents & Brain Injury
Vehicle accidents are a leading cause of head and brain injury.
Brain damage can happen in a car accident in many different ways. The brain can be injured by bruising, bleeding, twisting or tearing of brain tissue. The brain can be injured from direct impact or by indirect forces. Brain trauma can occur when the head hits the windshield or when the brain is propelled within the skull because of rapid acceleration and deceleration that takes place because of a sudden stop or a rear end collision. This movement of the head and brain results in a shearing injury to brain fibers. Side impacts can cause twisting of the brain within the skull, known as rotational injury. These forces cause a tearing of the microscopic nerve fibers known as “neurons” within the brain.
The damage to the brain can be immediate and cause bruising, bleeding, stretching or tearing of nerve fibers. Other brain damage can take place days, weeks or even months later. When trauma to the brain takes place, the brain cells release chemicals that may cause further injury and brain damage days or weeks later. Lack of oxygen may also cause damage to brain cells and not be immediately apparent. Additionally, the initial impact may be the cause of epilepsy or seizures that can develop days, weeks or even months later.
Car Crashes Cause Carnage!
The experienced car accident attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP know how to put science and technology to work to recreate and prove to a jury how and why a c accident happened. Through the use of computer models, professional accident reconstruction, analysis of the wreck and the car crash scene, the professional consultants who work with our law firm will recreate how the auto accident happened. From bone fractures to serious head and brain injuries, car accident lawyer Michael Kaplen and his partner Shana De Caro understand how the personal injuries that you or your loved one has sustained will affect the quality of your life forever.
Don’t get caught in the Tracks!
If you or your loved one has been injured by a train owned or operated by any city, town, municipality or special authority in New York such as the New York City Transit Authority, Metro North, Amtrak of the Port Authority – read on. There are strict and very short time limits for when you must file a written claim (often called a notice of claim) and when you must start your train accident law suit. You must do these in the right order and within the correct time frame, or your case will be dismissed.
Whether you are an injured railroad worker or were a passenger involved in a train accident, the New York train accident attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
Serious Truck Crash? Serious Compensation.
We all have heard of truck drivers who have received traffic tickets many times for their irresponsible conduct. We’ve also heard of those who have been involved in multiple accidents and have even had their licenses suspended. Yet, many of these drivers are still permitted to operate tractor-trailers because the trucking company failed to exercise proper precautions in checking out the driving background of these dangerous drivers.
Truck accidents are preventable. Knowing how to prove the negligence of the truck driver or trucking company involved in your trucking accident is the key. We are New York truck accident attorneys with expert knowledge of trucking regulations, truck driver conduct and inspection of the truck in question will provide you with the representation and compensation you deserve.
Improper Bus Maintenance Leads To Accidents.
Bus crashes are a frequent cause of life threatening injuries. Our accident reconstruction investigators have found that faulty bus maintenance including brakes that were not operating properly and tires that were bald are frequently found to play important roles in causing these bus crashes.
In other instances improper supervision of bus drivers and dangerous driving on the part of the bus operator are causes of these bus accidents.
OUr bus accident attorneys will represent you if you were injured in any kind of bus accident and will help you obtain compensation for your child if they were involved in a school bus accident in which they sustained injury.