No matter the case, we will never be outworked, outfought, or outspent.”
– Attorney Ian Chaikin

We Demand Results. 


The firm’s founders Ian Chaikin and Evan LaPenna are aggressive litigators with a reputation for achieving results and providing unparalleled legal services to clients with a range of injuries. Whether the case involves a construction accident on the job, a motor vehicle accident during NYC rush hour, a slip and fall at a business or any other range of injuries and catastrophic accidents, the attorneys at Chaikin LaPenna are equipped to handle the case with an energy and level of expertise that delivers results for clients and earns the position as a client’s attorney for life. “From the moment our firm is retained on a case, we give it our undivided attention while working with the top experts, specialists, and investigators to prepare for victory at trial. This energy, passion and confidence truly sets the firm apart and has earned the reputation as a premier injury law firm in the New York City area.

Awards & Recognition

We Fight Until Our Clients Receive the Highest Possible Recovery.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury
Whether you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, hurt on the job or if you’ve experienced any range of serious injuries due to the negligence of another, our attorneys have the experience and are prepared to take any case to trial. 
Construction Accidents
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous in terms of oWhen hurt on the job, New York construction workers need a local lawyer with the experience handling this niche area of the law. We have represented thousands of injured workers in New York City and take pride in our track record handling construction injury cases. 
Ceiling Collapse Injuries
Injuries sustained from ceiling collapse accidents in New York City are often catastrophic. It is critical that these victims find representation from a law firm with proven success in this area such as BIG WIN LAW.
Scaffolding Accidents
If you’ve been injured in a scaffolding accident in New York City, our firm can help you as we have helped thousands of other workers severely injured in construction accidents.
Crane Accidents
Crane accidents account for at least 20% of New York construction accidents and the injuries can be devastating. Our firm knows how to take on these cases and will fight for your maximum recovery.
Forklift Accidents
Forklifts are a common but also dangerous type of machinery and if you have been injured involving the operation of a forklift, you need an attorney with experience handling these type of cases.
Elevator Accidents
Millions of New Yorkers use elevators daily but when accidents happen, they can be devastating. These cases require a specific process when it comes to litigation, and BIG WIN LAW has extensive experience handling elevator cases at trial.
Car Accidents
Car accidents can result in any range from minor injuries to life changing experiences or death, but we treat every accident client as if they were our only one. 
Truck Accidents
Accidents involving 18-wheelers require skilled attorneys with resources such as doctors and specialists to handle the complex injuries often sustained by these large vehicles. We have the resources to take on these serious cases. 
Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of New Yorkers are injured in pedestrian accidents every year, and our firm has achieved success handling numerous cases involving victims injured on the streets on New York City.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi Accidents
Ride share transportation has become one of the most popular modes of transportation in the city, but negligent drivers cause serious accidents every day. We have successfully represented hundreds of passengers involved in these accidents.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Commercial vehicles often result in severe accidents due to the nature of these trucks and if you’ve been injured involving a commercial vehicle of any kind, contact BIG WIN LAW today.
Public Transportation Accidents
While more than half of New York City residents use public transportation on a regular basis, this leads to more accidents among passengers. Our firm has experience and a track record of success handling these accidents.
Bicycle Accidents
If you’ve been injured on a bicycle or scooter on the busy streets of New York City, you need an attorney that will seek maximum compensation for your injuries. Our law firm successfully handles these cases regularly.
Premises Liability
Experiencing an accident on someone else’s property or place of business can be frightening or intimidating regarding next steps. Our law firm handles premises liability cases and will take it on for you so that you can solely focus on getting better.
Wrongful Death
The loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is catastrophic enough. We understand the magnitude of these cases and walk beside our clients to achieve the highest possible compensation for those facing this type of loss.

We Are Tenacious Trial Attorneys with Powerful Resources to Win Your Case.

“As a native New Yorker, I take pride in helping every injured client that walks into my office as if they were family.” – Ian Chaikin

Meet Our Partners

Ian Chaikin is a founding member of Chaikin LaPenna, PLLC, and a licensed attorney in the states of New York, New Jersey and Florida. Mr. Chaikin is a strong believer of close client relationships and is accessible seven days per week. He never loses focus and prepares every case for victory by trial. His aggressive litigation style and tough negotiation skills have led to positive results, which have exceeded clients’ expectations.

Evan M. LaPenna is a seasoned trial attorney and Chairs the Chaikin LaPenna trial team.  Evan was admitted to practice law in New York State in 2007, and has since dedicated his career to personal injury litigation and trials.  He is a highly regarded trial attorney who has taken well over 100 verdicts and has recovered over 100 million dollars for his clients.

New York’s Top Trial Attorneys

We work tirelessly for our clients and take pride in representing families and their friends, as satisfied clients continue to refer their loved ones to us when in need of serious legal counsel. Although the firm has been recognized with numerous honors and is regularly honored among New York City’s top personal injury law firms, the firm’s truest sign of success comes from client satisfaction. We are proud to maintain a perfect 5-star rating among clients that have trusted us to handle serious injury and accident cases over the years. 

No matter the level of complexity, our firm treats each and every case as if it is our only one. “We feel strongly that if a lawyer does not take the case personally, he or she has no business representing the client.” Our firm fights for justice until justice prevails and our clients receive the highest possible recovery.

We have collected over $100 million in verdicts and settlements in New York but feel that our perfect rating from client feedback is the biggest testament to our success and the unique approach that we take with every case.

Our firm’s experience and resources put clients in a position to recover maximum compensation with the least amount of stress for the individual and their families. It is our job to take the burden from clients so that they can focus solely on recovering physically and emotionally. 

Insurance companies know that our firm is prepared to take every case to trial and to fight tirelessly for our clients in the courtroom. Therefore, our clients are paid more upon settlement before having to go to trial.

No Fees Until We Win.
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