Stephen BilkisHead of Law Office
Stephen Bilkis earned his JD in 1997 from Touro Law School. Soon thereafter he established the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates. For over 20 years, as a New York personal injury lawyer Mr. Bilkis has consistently provided quality legal representation in personal injury and wrongful death cases for New York clients throughout Nassau County, Manhattan, Suffolk County, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, and Westchester County. His hard work, tenacity, and knowledge of personal injury law has resulted in Mr. Bilkis in winning multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for clients. Whether you or a loved one has been injured due to another person’s negligence in a car accident, bus crash, SUV rollover accident, motorcycle crash, slip and fall, work-related accident, or any other type of accident, Mr. Bilkis is here to help you through this trying time.
Because of his decades of experience, Mr. Bilkis has the ability to represent clients in complex injury cases in a variety of categories of personal injury cases including auto accidents involving other cars as well as auto accident involving bicyclists or pedestrians. ATV accidents and other recreation-related accidents account for thousands and thousands of injuries each year. Although not common, when aviation accidents do occur, the results are often deadly. Boating is a popular type of recreation in New York. Unfortunately, each year in New York there are far too many jet ski accidents, fishing accidents, charter boat accidents, and other types of boating accidents. Mr. Bilkis also has the experience and resources to handle personal injury cases related to bus accidents, dog bites, slip and fall incidents, construction accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, pool accidents, workplace accidents, train accidents, and motorcycle accidents.
Victims of serious accidents deal with months and sometimes years of physical pain. In some cases the injuries are permanent. In addition to the physical and emotional pain that accompanies a serious injury, Mr. Bilkis recognizes that most victims of serious accidents face a number of additional hardships. For example, serious injuries require extensive, costly medical treatment, leading to substantial medical bills, much of which may not be covered by insurance. In addition, recovering victims miss work, resulting in a decrease in income. This impacts not only the victim, but also the victim’s family- particularly if the victim is the primary breadwinner for the family. Oftentimes, the defendants and their insurance companies refuse to admit liability, refuse to offer a fair settlement, or time take long time to pay claims. Mr. Bilkis feels strongly that victims should not have to suffer due to obstacles put up by insurance companies. Regardless of the type of injury and the type of negligence that caused the injury, Mr. Bilkis has the skill, experience, and knowledge to help clients secure just compensation from at fault defendants.
Stephen Bilkis knows that coping with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most emotionally trying times that anyone experiences. The emotional pain intensifies in situations where the loved one’s death was caused by another person’s negligence or wrongdoing. Stephen Bilkis and his team can help the family file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive the closure and financial compensation sorely needed by the family.
In addition to receiving many accolades for this work, Mr. Bilkis and his team have become engaging commentators on today's legal issues, appearing in several New York media including CBS, ABC New York, the New York Times, New York Post and Newsday.
An active member in the legal community, Mr. Bilkis has been a member of numerous bar associations and organizations including the New York State Bar Association, American Prepaid Legal Institute, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, AARP Legal Services Network, and the American Association for Justice.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident because another person acted negligently, recklessly, or intentionally, a New York personal injury attorney can help you rebuild your life. Stephen Bilkis and the team at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have years of experience representing injured victims throughout New York. Mr. Bilkis stands up for everyday people who are struggling to recover physically and financially.