New York Brain Injury Lawyers:
De Caro & Kaplen, LLP
Important Update: Coronavirus
To our clients, colleagues, and friends:
It is our sincere hope you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe during these extraordinary times.
Please rest assured that we will continue to provide legal assistance, guidance, and leadership to you and the entire brain injury community. Under the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and the State of New York, we will be working remotely for the foreseeable future.
Our case management system, cloud-based services, and other technology allows us to continue to practice law and respond to you in a timely manner. We have voice and video capabilities to engage in full communications.
Although the court system in New York State has temporarily suspended operations, we are diligently working on legal matters that you entrusted to us and continue to accept new clients in need of our services. If you have any questions, or concerns, or need to contact us for any reason, please email us at email@example.com or telephone us toll free at 1(866) 272-4652. We will continuously monitor both and respond promptly.
On behalf of everyone at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, your health and safety and that of your families, employees and clients is of utmost importance to us. We value the confidence you have placed in us, and we will continue the pursuit of justice on your behalf.
With concern and conviction in a better future,
Shana De Caro & Michael V. Kaplen
Making a Difference in the Lives of Brain Injury Victims
You are not just a case to us, we help brain injury victims rebuild their lives. With demonstrated success both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys have the passion and persistence to take on the toughest brain injury claims—and win.
How Can We Help You Today?
Brain Injury Law
Our experienced brain injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injury.
Our personal injury lawyers can help with burn injuries, crime, construction accidents, and sexual harrassment.
Compensation claims for medical malpractice, hospital malpractice, and nursing home negligence.
Compensation for car accidents, truck accidents, train accidents and other vehicle related incidents in New York.
Watch: The Invisible Rain Cloud
Over 5 million Americans live with a life-changing brain injury that can be invisible to others, and difficult to explain. This is their story.
Watch: Living With A Stranger
Millions of Americans live with a spouse or loved one who has experienced a traumatic brain injury. This is their story.
Why Choose Us?
Following a traumatic brain injury, one of the most important decisions you make is the attorney you choose to represent you and your interests. The best rehabilitation in the world cannot change what happens in a split second.
You may not be aware but after the doctors and the other clinicians have finished, a brain injured individual’s many crucial needs continue. An attorney assumes an important role in the life of a brain injury survivor and his or her family; handling insurance disputes, preparing applications for government assistance, arranging ongoing rehabilitation needs, preparing for guardianship, and obtaining compensation for your life-time requirements. Nothing is a substitute for an attorney’s specialized knowledge and experience in advocating on behalf of brain injury victims. The better prepared he or she is, the more completely your interests will be protected.
The tragedy of brain injury has far-reaching consequences. Your brain injury attorney is a member of your team from day one. Unfortunately, many people make poor or ill-informed choices in selecting the appropriate attorney to represent them.
Whether preparing your case for settlement discussions or trial, your lawyer must consider the importance of accurate and complete communication of the many ways your brain injury will affect not only you, but your immediate family, and extended family. Through our years of experience, at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP we know where to find the support and assistance you may require. We know how to navigate a system unwilling to understand the long-term consequences of brain injury.
Michael V. Kaplen
Michael was chosen as a Preferred Attorney by the Brain Injury Association of America, chairs the NYS Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council, and is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School, teaching the only course on traumatic brain injury law in the nation. He served three terms as president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State and chairs the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. Michael has been selected as a New York Super Lawyer and Best Lawyers of America, New York.
Shana De Caro
Shana De Caro serves as Vice Chair of the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of America and was the first female chair of the American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and First Vice-President of the American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys. Shana was chosen a Preferred Attorney by the Brain Injury Association of America, a New York Super Lawyer, and selected as a Top 25 Brain Injury Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Brain Injury ID Card
New York brain injury lawyers De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, will now provide a free personalized brain injury identification card to any individual who has sustained a brain injury.
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Traumatic Brain Injury Annual Scholarship Fund
The brain injury lawyers at DE CARO & KAPLEN, LLP. are pleased to offer an annual scholarship of $1,000 for a student who is a survivor of traumatic brain injury and is pursuing a college education. Applications for our 2020 award will open in March 2020.