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Why You Can Trust De Caro & Kaplen, LLP With Your New York Bicycle Accident Case
Our partners (Michael V. Kaplen and Shana De Caro) have over 40 years experience litigating bicycle accident, and other personal injury cases in New York.
And unlike many firms, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial to ensure you receive full justice and compensation for your injuries.
While preparing a bicycle accident case we retain the services of qualified experts to assist us in understanding and proving the degree of harm and loss you suffered. This process, which is designed to maximize your compensation to the fullest extent possible, takes into account:
- Medical expenses
- Present and future loss of income
- Emotional trauma and related treatment/expenses
- The necessity for future medical and rehabilitation services
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of the pleasures and pursuits of life
Initial consultation (which can either be in person, or virtual via Skype/Zoom etc) is free. And if you choose De Caro & Kaplen, LLP to represent you in your bicycle accident case we will work on a contingency basis, which means there are no costs to pay upfront, and we will only receive a fee if we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf.
Areas We Serve
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.
Bicycle Accidents In New York City: Quick Facts
e-bike batteries: Public Safety Warning
According to research from the New York Daily News, there have been 65 e-bike battery fires recorded in New York in 2021. These fires have injured 57 individuals and tragically, killed 3.
Spare batteries, with obsolete manufacturing standards, are reported to be the cause of the majority of the incidents.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises individuals to only use e-bike batteries with UL2272 or UL2849 certification. Additionally they advise:
– Never continue to use a damaged battery
– Never leave an e-bike battery unattended while charging
– Charge e-bike batteries outdoors, and away from other flammable materials
As e-bike use in New York City continues to grow, it is critical that individuals heed these important safety recommendations.