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About De Caro & Kaplen, LLP

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, bus 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.

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.

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Michael V. Kaplen


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

With over 35 years experience, our partners have acquired a vast knowledge of brain injuries, and the law surrounding them.

Shana De Caro updates on the 2017 class action against the NFL by retired players. 

Why You Should Trust Us

  • Our partner, Michael Kaplen is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law school, teaching the only course in traumatic brain injury law in the nation.
  • Our partner, Shana De Caro serves as Chairwoman of the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of America.
  • Our firm is the only law firm in the United States whose two partners have both served as chair of the American Association of Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.
  • They were selected by the Brain Injury Association of America to submit briefs to both the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States opposing the settlement in the NFL class action suit, as insufficient.
  • They possess an extraordinary combination of knowledge, experience and compassion to assist you in your personal injury case.

Shana De Caro


Negligent drivers, truck or bus operators, landlords, construction site owners and contractors, physicians, hospitals, and nursing homes need to be held accountable when they injure or kill. When no one is accountable, no one is safe.

Our Partners

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 designating 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.”

Michael V. Kaplen

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Shana De Caro

About Shana De Caro

We’ve Discovered A New Way To Represent Victims of Brain Damage Injuries–With Compassion

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.

Areas We Cover

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 also represent clients nationally.  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.

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