Are you the victim of an attack, rape, or assault at your apartment building, workplace, hotel, motel, casino, or other public venue? Property owners and landlords have a responsibility to keep their premises reasonably secure and their guests safe. When they fail to provide for visitor or tenant safety, they should be made to pay for their negligence. The personal injury lawyers at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP can help you get the compensation you deserve to recover from your traumatic experience and physical injuries and reclaim your life.
35-Plus Years of Experience Protecting Crime Victims
When it comes to pursuing legal action against a careless landlord, hotel owner, resort company, or property owner, it’s important to find an attorney who has a solid understanding of the New York justice system. Our firm’s partners, Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen, are well-known legal advocates who have been protecting the rights of innocent crime victims for over three decades. Michael has served on the Board of Advisors of the National Crime Victims Bar Association.
De Caro & Kaplen, LLP can uncover the evidence to prove your attack would not have occurred if the landlord had complied with applicable laws, or if the property owner had secured the building. We also know how to demonstrate the full, lifelong impact of your injuries in order to maximize the amount of any monetary damages awarded.
Traumatic Head Injury Cases Are Our Specialty
If your assault resulted in brain injuries, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP is the firm you want in your corner. Michael was a three-term president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State. Our partner, Shana De Caro, is serving her second term on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of America, and is Past Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. Providing high-quality legal representation for courageous brain damage survivors and their families is our greatest passion.
For What Reasons Can a Victim Sue?
Individuals or companies who fail to provide adequate security for their tenants, customers, or guests may be held legally responsible for crimes committed on their premises. This disregard for safety can take many forms, including:
- Failure to contain large and rowdy crowds
- Serving alcohol to underage or intoxicated individuals
- Failure to restrain mentally or emotionally unstable individuals
- Faulty security devices
- Broken locks, buzzers, lighting devices, or intercoms
- Broken/faulty windows or doors
- Inadequate lighting
- Failure to perform complete background checks on people who work with vulnerable populations (e.g. children or the elderly)
- Absent doorman or guard
- Lack of security personnel
- Lack of security cameras
Think You Can’t Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer? Think Again!
In New York, injured persons can retain an attorney on a contingency basis. This means you can hire De Caro & Kaplen, LLP as your law firm without paying us anything up front. If we win your case, your attorney will receive a fee based on the recovery amount obtained. With the contingency arrangement, lack of financial means will never stand between you and justice.
Like all states, New York has specific deadlines that limit the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. Our lawyers can help you understand the deadlines that apply to your case and explain your legal rights. But we can only do this if you contact us today. We’re ready to talk to you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.