Philip DeCaro

Personal Injury Managing Associate

Location: Bronx, NY
Telephone: (929) 200-5042
Fax: (845) 205-4479
Email: Email Me


Philip A. DeCaro has specialized in the area of personal injury law since 1989. He is one of the most successful advocates for injury plaintiffs in the New York metro area, having successfully resolved by trial verdict or settlement, thousands of cases providing the justice and compensation that his clients deserve. He concentrates in the trials of general negligence, premises liability, product liability construction accidents, medical malpractice matters as well as contract and commercial disputes. Phil has acted as an arbitrator for City Courts here in New York State, a member of a municipal Planning Commission, Board Member of many Non-Profit community organizations as well as having served as a member of the Westchester County Bar Association Grievance Committee. He has been awarded a 5 out of 5 “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is a testament to the fact that his peers and Judges rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.


Litigation results:


Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • $2,020,000.00 awarded for death due to police failure to respond to threats by neighbor
  • $950,000.00 for multiple fractures caused by a drunk driver
  • $600,000.00 for multiple fractures due to failure of driver to stay in her lane
  • $600,000.00 death as a result of head on collision
  • $775,000.00 nerve injury and dropped foot due to a boating accident
  • $350,000.00 for injuries sustained when a pedestrian struck by truck
  • $1,150,000.00 for injuries to a pedestrians’ s foot when crushed by a bus


Medical Malpractice

  • $10,000,000.00* OB/GYN negligence during the delivery of a baby
  • $2,000,000.00 for a negligent cataract operation
  • $600,000.00 for negligent post-operative wound care
  • $375,000.00 for hospital negligence in treating a colon obstruction
  • $350,000.00 for misdiagnosis of bone lesion
  • $900,000.00 for misdiagnosis of hematoma
  • $980,000.00 for negligent treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • $1,150,000.00 for negligent repair of a fractured hip
  • $500,000.00 for negligent treatment of a cataract surgery
  • $650,000.00 for negligent repair of Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • $325,000.00 for negligent monitoring of trial medication for migraine headaches
  • $1,200,000.00 for failure to maintain homeostasis during operative procedure
  • $750,000.00 for negligent failure to diagnose breast cancer
  • $400,000.00 for failure to diagnose a bowel obstruction
  • $401,000.00 for negligent treatment of bone infection
  • $410,000.00 for negligent urological treatment
  • $300,000.00 for negligent administering of medication
  • $250,000.00 for negligent treatment during colonoscopy


Construction Accidents/Premises Liability

  • $2,000,000.00 for head injuries sustained in a stairway collapse
  • $500,000.00 to a laborer injured fall from a rooftop
  • $437,500.00 for injuries sustained from fall from ladder


Miscellaneous Personal Injury Claims

  • $600,000.00 for unsafe design by manufacture punch press
  • $650,000.00 for injuries sustained due to improper school supervision


*Lifetime value of payout


Areas Of Practice:

  • Personal Injury



  • Supreme Court New York State, 1989
  • United States District Court Southern District of New York, 1991
  • United States District Court Eastern District of New York, 1991
  • United States District Court Western District of New York, 2013
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1998



  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Colombian Lawyers Association



Drake University School of Law

  • J.D., 1987


University of Hartford

  • B.S., 1984