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“It’s no one’s fault.” That’s what they want you to believe. But the truth is that your injuries—whether received on a construction site or the streets of New York—may be due to someone else’s negligence. You have a right to hold that party responsible for your medical bills, lost earnings, future medical care, and even the anguish you’ve suffered. The personal injury lawyers at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP can help you take the first step.

Personal Injury Practice Areas

burn injuries

Are you facing physical pain, multiple surgeries, and scarring due to a fire or explosion? Our burn injury attorneys can assist you in identifying the company or individual responsible for this catastrophe and hold them accountable.

All workers deserve a safe and secure job site. If your injury happened at work, you could be eligible for benefits in addition to Workers’ Compensation. Talk to our experienced construction accident lawyers today.

Your assault probably would not have occurred if the landlord or property owner had provided proper safety and security. Our legal team will work hard to prove who is at fault for the incident and bring the wrongdoer to justice.

municipal liability

From substandard roads to inattentive city drivers, countless people are injured every year from government carelessness. Our New York lawyers can help you file your municipal liability claim on time and protect your rights.

slip and fall

Were you hurt due to unsafe conditions in an apartment or public place? Get the De Caro & Kaplen, LLP premise liability lawyers on your side. Your accident didn’t “just happen,” and we have the skills and expertise to prove it in court.

If you have lost a family member or loved one before their time, the personal injury lawyers at De Caro & Kaplen can help you get the answers and justice you deserve.

sexual abuse lawyers

If you Suffered sexual abuse while in the care of the Catholic Church or other New York institution, we’re ready to help

sexual harassment lawyers

f you have been a victim of sexual harassment in the state of New York, our experienced sexual harassment lawyers can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Why You Can Trust De Caro & Kaplen, LLP With Your New York Personal Injury Case

We know that selecting an attorney isn’t an easy decision. Do a Google search for “New York personal injury lawyers,” and you’ll get many pages of listings—it can feel overwhelming! Here are a few important questions to ask yourself as you’re evaluating personal injury law firms in New York:


Is the attorney experienced in my case type?

Our partners, Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen, have been practicing personal injury law exclusively for over 35 years. They’ve received numerous awards for their contributions to the field.


Will I be treated with compassion?

Shana and Michael are both skilled attorneys and caring human beings. You’re treated with kindness and respect from your very first contact with our firm. Our limited caseload allows us to make you a priority.


Has the firm won a lot of cases?

De Caro & Kaplen, LLP has a long track record of winning settlements for our clients, including many in the multi-million dollar range.

Personal Injury Verdicts & Settlements

  • $4,250,000 wrongful death award to the family of a construction worker securing a crane’s load who was electrocuted and killed when a crane struck an overhead power line
  • $3,700,000 settlement for sexual discrimination
  • $1,900,000 settlement for a bridge painter who fell and sustained a fractured ankle because he was not provided with a safety harness
  • $1,000,000 pre-trial settlement for burns received when a non-flame retardant nightgown caught fire

Areas Our Personal Injury Attorneys Serve

Our personal injury lawyers 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.

Personal Injury Information

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury is a legal term that's used to describe injuries, both physical and psychological, that are caused by the negligence of another. A plaintiff is entitled to be compensated for all the injuries that are caused.


There are many aspects to personal injuries. These include both the physical injury, the psychological injury, pain and suffering, which means not only pain but the disability that it's caused, loss of the enjoyment of the pleasures and pursuits of life.

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Justice for Everyday People

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At De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, we believe the American justice system should be accessible to everyone—not just those with money to burn. We represent ordinary people from all walks of life: like construction workers, college students, working professionals, and the elderly. Our “no fee unless we win” approach makes it possible for you to hire the most qualified personal injury attorney, no matter the size of your bank account.

If you think you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, consult with our attorneys today.

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