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Meet New York brain injury attorneys with unmatched experience in brain trauma litigation, and a tireless commitment to helping brain injury survivors.

Whether you call it a closed head injury, brain damage, or a concussion, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a dramatic and devastating impact on survivors and their families. People who suffer brain trauma face a long road ahead. They may need months or even years of rehabilitation to perform the most basic tasks. Often, the aftermath of this “invisible injury” is permanent, leaving the victim disabled for life.

The New York law firm of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP focuses its national legal practice on representing brain injury survivors and their family members. Brain injury law is not just our profession; it’s our longstanding passion. Our success in helping people afflicted with head injuries is one reason our partners, Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen, were selected as Preferred Attorneys by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). They are the brain injury lawyers for BIAA in the case against the National Football League, and authored the brief filed by BIAA to explain the science of brain injury and why the retired players are not receiving a fair deal before the United States of America Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Every 15 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers brain trauma.

A traumatic brain injury can happen at any time, in any place, to anyone. With over 40 years experience advocating for brain injury survivors in New York State, we have a deep understanding of the complexities of brain injury law. We know that every case is unique. And unlike many brain injury lawyers, we are fully prepared to go to court to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

How can we help you today?

You need somebody who listens and cares

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While it’s true that money can’t undo the brain injury you sustained from a car accident, medical malpractice, or other cause, it can help lift the financial burden of medical bills, lost wages, and other costs from your shoulders. A full and fair settlement will provide funds to use for long-term rehabilitation and medical care, replace loss of income, provide for your family, and get the assistance you need to live productively in your community.

Obtaining a reasonable settlement for your injury is no easy feat, however. It calls for the help of an experienced lawyer, one who understands the complex medical and legal implications of brain damage. You’ll find that lawyer at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP. Attorneys Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen have been handling head injury and brain injury cases for over 40 years.

It's why we're known as The Brain Injury Law Firm®.

Why you can trust us

Michael 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.
Michael has served as the chair of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council, and is a three-term past president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State. He has also served as the Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Shana De Caro serves as Chairwoman of the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of America, is Past Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, and was elected secretary and board member of the Civil Justice Foundation.
Our New York attorneys co-author the traumatic brain injury column for the distinguished New York Law Journal.

Areas We Serve

Our brain injury attorneys serve the entire State of New York including New York City, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens. We also serve Nassau and Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester Counties, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse and surrounding areas.
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Brain Injury Verdicts & Settlements

De Caro & Kaplen, LLP partners Michael V. Kaplen and Shana De Caro
$8,500,000 award against a truck driver during trial for brain injuries sustained by our client, who was driving a car struck by the negligent driver
$8,000,000 medical malpractice settlement for an anesthesia error resulting in permanent brain damage for our client
$3,000,000 settlement for medical malpractice during shunt revision surgery, resulting in permanent brain damage
$2,000,000 pre-trial settlement for a vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver who struck our client’s vehicle, resulting in a concussion and post-concussion syndrome
$1,900,000 settlement for a motor vehicle accident caused by improper maintenance of brakes in a truck, resulting in a head-on collision and closed-head brain damage for our client

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The Brain Injury Law Firm ®
Toll Free: (866) 272-4652
(212) 732-2262
(914) 747-4410 
Manhattan Office:
228 E. 45th Street, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10017
Pleasantville Office:
427 Bedford Road, Suite 360, Pleasantville, NY, 10570

Areas We Serve

We are based in Manhattan, and serve the entire State of New York including New York City, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens. We also serve Nassau and Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester Counties, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse and surrounding areas.

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