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New York City Personal Injury Lawyer
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates are committed to helping victims who have been injured because of another person’s negligent, reckless or intentional actions. We know that suffering a serious injury can have a profound impact on the victim’s life and on the lives of the victim’s family members. In fact, an injury such as traumatic brain injury or an injury to the spinal cord can be life-changing. Not only will the victim have to face medical challenges, the victim may be faced with financial challenges due to the inability to work. The pressure on the victim and victim’s family is daunting, as they struggle with emotional pain. The New York City personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates can help. We have the experience, knowledge, and resources to help you during this difficult time. Under New York law victims seriously injured in accidents have the right to demand payment from the person whose negligent actions caused their injuries. We will look closely at the circumstances surrounding your accident and we will help you secure the resources you need to face these challenges. We have an excellent track record for achieving favorable outcomes for our clients either through negotiation, or if necessary, at trial.Cases we handle
Injury cases involving catastrophic injuries require a comprehensive knowledge of the law and the resources to evaluate complicated accident scene and medical evidence. Our attorneys have what it takes to skillfully represent seriously injured victims suffering a variety of injuries from a wide range of accidents, including:
Car accidents. While car accidents are common, we give individual attention to each case. We do not have a standard, cookie-cutter approach for every case. Instead we carefully review evidence from the accident site, we interview witness and review witness statements, we scrutinize police reports, and we examine medical records. Our careful preparation, coupled with our knowledge of New York personal injury law and New York traffic law are key to our success in winning just compensation for the car accident victims we represent and their families.
Truck accidents. If you are injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, it is important that you are represented by a personal injury attorney in New York City with experience representing truck accident victims. While there are some similarities between truck accidents and car accidents, there are critical differences that only an experienced truck accident attorney will understand. We at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates understand that victims of truck accidents often suffer injuries so catastrophic that they face substantial medical bills and are unable to work. Our knowledge of federal and local trucking laws and our understanding of how trucks operate will help us successfully challenge a negligent truck driver and a trucking company that refuses to admit fault.
Motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists, like other vehicles on the road, are often at the mercy of negligent motorists. A car driver who speeds, drives through a red light without stopping, texts while driving, or makes an illegal lane change is a menace and risks colliding with another vehicle. Motorcyclists are particularly susceptible to reckless drivers, as they are likely to suffer serious injuries when hit by a car or truck. With over 2 decades of experience representing victims, the personal injury attorneys serving New York City at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates will protect your legal rights by helping you hold the reckless motorist who caused the accident financially accountable.
Premises liability. When someone slips and falls on a wet spot in a restaurant, trips down a staircase because the carpet is loose, or gets sick from mold in the walls of an apartment, the victim has the right to demand payment from the property owner. Under premises liability law, the owners or managers of property such as house, apartment, condo, store, office, or government building, must keep that property safe. When property owners fail to do so, oftentimes victims are seriously injured. To learn more about your legal rights after an injury on another person’s property, contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.
Medical malpractice. One the most terrifying and frustrating incidents to experience is being injured by your own doctor. People visit doctors and other medical professionals to get help with a medical condition. The last thing we expect is for the medical professional to make a mistake in diagnosing the condition, make a mistake in treating the condition, or fail to provide full information about the risks of a course of treatment. When a doctor does make a mistake the victim can suffer permanent injuries. In far too many cases the victim dies. Without experienced legal representation a negligent medical professional may get away with making a terrible mistake and the victim may never receive fair compensation. We at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates are prepared to fight for your right to receive compensation from a negligent medical doctor, natural doctor, chiropractor, dentist, nurse, or medical facility whose negligence caused your injury.
Back and spine injuries. The New York City personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates understand that back injuries are among the most common injuries suffered in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, and falls. We also understand that back injuries can be debilitating, leaving the victim with lifelong pain and mobility problems. In fact, a severe injury to the spinal cord will lead to paralysis. When we represent victims with back and spinal injuries our goal is to help them have the best possible quality of life by making sure they have the financial resources for the care they need.
Bicycle accidents. Whether you bike for exercise, competitively, or as a mode of transportation, even experienced bicyclists can become victims of reckless drivers. Because the bicyclist’s body is completely exposed, when bicycle accidents occur the injuries suffered by the bicyclists tend to be serious. For victims this can mean physical hardship as well as financial hardship as seriously injured victims will not be able to work. The New York City personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of Stephen Bilkis & Associates are here to help. We have the experience and know how to make sure that negligent drivers are held accountable for the pain and suffering they cause. Furthermore, we will make sure that the settlement we negotiate is fair to the victim and not only in the best interest of the insurance company.
Brain injuries. If you suffer a head or brain injury in an accident that was caused by the reckless behavior of another person, it is important that you are represented by an attorney who understands both the legal issues involved in a personal injury case, as well as the medical and scientific issues related to a brain injury. With decades of experience representing victims with catastrophic injuries, we have a track record of winning victims generous settlements in complex cases.
Slip and fall accidents. A slip and fall accident is one of the most common types of premises liability accidents. Typically this type of accident happens because the owner of a premises fails to make sure that a wet, slick or icy floor, staircase or pavement is quickly cleaned up and as a result someone slips, falls and suffers a serious injury. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have represented numerous clients injured in slip and fall accidents, and have a track record of winning settlements that are favorable to our clients.
Construction accidents. Each year thousands of people are injured in construction accidents. The most common type of accident is a fall. Victims who fall in construction accidents or are injured in other types of construction accidents often face an uphill battle when seeking fair compensation for their injuries and other losses. This is largely due to the complexity of construction site safety rules, and the difficulty in pinpointing fault. Using our experience and resources, we will investigate the events that led up to your accident in order to determine if fault lies with the property owner, contractor, subcontractor, engineer, equipment manufacturer, architect, or another person. We will then use our resources to help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.
Birth injuries. When a baby is born with a serious medical problem such as a brain injury or paralysis, the family wants answers. We have the resources to help you find answers. We will then aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf from the doctors, nurses, and any other medical professional or medical facility who contributed to the medical error that caused your baby’s injuries. We handle a wide range of birth injury cases including brain injuries, cerebral palsy, forceps injuries, facial paralysis, medication errors, and c-section errors.
Dog bites. When a victim is attacked by a dog, the injuries can range from puncture wounds, to broken bones, to head injuries, to infections. Our Personal Injury attorneys New York City have successfully represented victims of dog bites and dog attacks. While in most cases we negotiate a settlement with the insurance company of the owner of the dog, we will litigate cases in order to arrive at the best financial result for our clients.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have decades of experience representing accident victims. Over the years we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients from negligent defendants. We have attained this success from hard work and a tenacious commitment to our clients. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients injured in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises accidents, medical malpractice cases, construction accidents, bicycle accidents, and other personal injury cases. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529). We represent clients in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.