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New York Car Accident Lawyers Who Care

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

The New York Car Accident Lawyers at our New York personal injury law firm are committed and passionate about protecting the rights of car accident victims.
De Caro & Kaplen, LLP                      has a reputation for providing compassionate legal representation to the victims of car crashes and their families.

Over the last 30 years, we have represented many individuals who have serious personal injuries including fractures, brain damage and death as a result of an automobile wreck. . In each case, we have made it a priority to learn about the injuries our clients sustained and have taken the time to understand how that trauma has affected the individual and his or her family.

We represent victims of car crashes throughout New York City and New York State

A driver that ignores traffic regulations can cause a serious or fatal car crash. If this happens, we can assist in holding the responsible parties accountable

We are a team of NY car accident attorneys who understand how to assist victims of serious motor vehicle wrecks. A serious automobile accident requires lawyers with the knowledge and experience necessary to understand and represent you for your personal injuries.

We offer a free, no-obligation consultation. Our New York car accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so there are no fees due until the end of the case for the recovery that we obtain on your behalf.

When it comes to car accidents, you need an attorney that understands how and why your accident took place, and who also recognizes that your journey to recovery involves hope, fear, courage, and the support of many. At De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, our New York personal injury attorneys will represent you with compassion and respect.

NY Car Accident Attorneys Are Experts in the Field

NY car accident attorneys understand that car crashes happen in many predictable ways, including:

  • inadequate attention by a driver to the road and driving conditions
  • unsafe or improper turns
  • failure to obey traffic signs and control devices
  • driving at unsafe speeds
  • dangerous lane changes or failure to yield the right of way
  • following too closely
  • driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • driving while texting or talking on a cell phone
  • failing to stop at a stop sign or red light
  • failing to yield the right of way

We have successfully represented drivers, passengers, and pedestrians injured in each of these types of car accidents.

The depth of knowledge and experience in the area of automobile accident liability has led to our senior partner and New York car accident lawyer Michael Kaplen’s election as Chairperson of the prestigious Motor Vehicle Section of the American Association for Justice..

Our Lawyers Will Carefully  Prepare Your Car Crash Case

The personal injury attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP expertly utilize both science and technology to recreate and prove to a jury how and why an automobile accident happened. Through the use of computer models, professional accident reconstruction, analysis of the wreck, and the car crash scene, the professional consultants who are retained by our law firm will successfully recreate the auto accident and its causes.

Put Our NY Car Accident Lawyers and Reconstruction Experts to Work for You

Our NY car accident lawyers have had experience working on countless automobile accident cases. In a recent car accident case in New York City handled by our firm, a woman crossing the street was struck by a car making a left turn. By utilizing the expertise of trained accident reconstruction experts, we were able to determine that our client was clearly in the crosswalk and should have been seen by the turning car before being hit.

In another case in New York, through the use of trained automobile accident experts, we were able to show a jury that the vehicle that struck our client’s car was driving too fast and exceeding the posted speed limits.

How to Prove Traumatic Brain Injuries or Other Trauma in a Car Accident

Traumatic brain injuries can often happen as a result of a car accident. While safer cars have reduced the rate and severity of personal injuries in car crashes, many car accidents — even minor fender benders — still cause significant and permanent injuries to the car’s occupants. The amount of damage to the car does not always translate into the amount of damage to the driver or passengers.

Predicting the severity of your car accident injury cannot be done simply by looking at a photo of the car crash.

Contact NY car accident attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP today to discuss you or your loved one’s car crash symptoms and your legal right to obtain compensation for them. We can be reached toll free at 1-866-272-4652.

From bone fractures to serious head and brain injuries, New York attorneys 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.

You need a New York car accident lawyer who understands how and why your injury took place,  how and why it could have been prevented, and how your journey to recovery involves hope, fear, courage, and the support of those around you. We are a New York-based personal injury law firm that will vigorously represent you.

 

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
National Advisory Board

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

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.