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Premises Liability Lawyers in New York

Hurt In A Slip-And-Fall Accident? Put Your Case In The Capable Hands Of Our New York Negligence Lawyers.


From slippery floors to toxic lead paint, a variety of dangers lurk in New York commercial buildings, stores, and apartments. The brain injuries, broken bones, or other physical injuries you sustained in one of these settings may have been caused by the carelessness of the property owner or landlord. Talk with a qualified slip-and-fall attorney today to find out if you have a valid personal injury claim.

You Have a Right to Safety

No matter if you’re a tenant in a rental unit or a loyal customer at your favorite boutique, you have a right to expect that the building in which you live, shop, or walk is reasonably safe. But when a landlord, building management company, or property owner does not repair or maintain their property, it can become a real danger zone. Serious injuries—like carbon monoxide poisoning, assaults, and rape—can occur as a result of:

  • Falling ceilings resulting from ignored leaks
  • Faulty electrical connections
  • Lack of window guards in upper-floor windows
  • Elevator accidents resulting from faulty equipment
  • Failure to remove liquids or debris from a floor
  • Faulty building security
  • Darkened stairwells
  • Merchandise stacked too high
  • Ripped or torn carpeting
  • Improper snow and ice removal
  • …and many other hazardous scenarios.

In one premises liability case handled by De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, a client was injured in a darkened stairwell because the landlord failed to pay the electric bill. This violation of the law resulted in both a jury verdict for personal injury as well as punitive damages against the landlord.

We Excel at Building Airtight Legal Cases for New York Residents

In preparing your personal injury claim, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP carefully reviews all applicable building codes and city or town ordinances to determine whether the property owner or landlord complied with the law. Experienced investigators are sent to the scene to assess and document the unsafe condition. The information is then used to prove your injury didn’t “just happen,” but was caused by another person’s negligence.

Our attorneys also work with professional life care planners and economic experts to help us understand the true impact of your injuries. Armed with this knowledge, we’re able to pursue a level of compensation that corresponds to the physical pain and financial loss you’ve suffered. This process takes into account everything from your current medical bills and lost wages to the necessity for future medical services and procedures.

Standing Up for Innocent Victims for Over 40 Years

Attorneys Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen, the partners at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, have been fighting for the rights of personal injury victims since the 1980s. That is why our firm is so successful in winning favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients.

We deliberately keep our caseload manageable in order to take exceptional care of our clients. You’ll always be able to reach Shana or Michael if you have a question or concern, even if it’s late at night. They’re not just negligence attorneys—they’re dedicated advocates who want to see justice served, no matter what it takes.

No Out-of-Pocket Costs to Worry About

It costs you nothing up front to hire De Caro & Kaplen, LLP to represent you. We only collect a fee if we’re able to recover damages on your behalf. That means you don’t have to be concerned with out-of-pocket legal expenses.

New York law limits the amount of time you have to file a premises liability lawsuit. So don’t wait another day to contact our slip-and-fall attorneys.

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