Stephen BilkisHead of Law Office
Stephen Bilkis, founder of the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates understands that a serious brain injury can permanently impact a victim’s life as well as the lives of those around him or her. The most severe brain injuries can leave the victim with permanent cognitive deficits, paralyzed, comatose, and can even lead to death. If you have suffered a brain injury because another person behaved in a negligent manner, experienced New York brain injury lawyer Stephen Bilkis can help. Mr. Bilkis earned his law degree from Touro Law School in 1997. The same year he passed the New York bar exam, and soon thereafter established the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates. Mr. Bilkis has been serving injury victims in New York for more than 20 years, including those struggling to recover from severe injuries such as traumatic injuries to the brain. Because of his hard work and tenacious approach to cases, Mr. Bilkis has won significant damage award for his clients, including multimillion dollar settlements or jury awards. Because of his track record, Mr. Bilkis as well as members of his team have been sought after as legal analysts by CNN, CNBC, CBS, ABC New York, the New York Times, New York Post, and Newsday.
In working with Stephen Bilkis and the team at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, you will receive top-level legal representation as well as personal service. We understand the financial and medical issues associated with traumatic brain injuries. We also understand the psychological toll that such an injury can have on a victim. We are committed to tirelessly serving you with understanding and compassion.
With over 20 years of experience representing clients with serious injuries such as injuries to the brain, Mr. Bilkis understands that claims involving such injuries can be complex. Building a case against the defendant may require a thorough investigation of the accident scene, a review of complicated medical records, taking witness statements, working with experts, and reviewing records from law enforcement. Mr. Bilkis has the skill, knowledge, and resources to conduct a full and thorough investigation.
Brain injuries can result from a wide range of accidents. They often happen in car, SUV, or truck accidents, particularly when the victim’s vehicle rolls over. Injuries to the head and brain are also common in slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, bike accidents, motorcycle accidents, and ATV accidents. They can be caused by medical malpractice and criminal assaults as well. Permanent damage is typically caused from an intracranial hematoma which is bleeding in the brain. Permanent damage can also result from a diffuse axonal injury, which is damage to nerves in the brain. A brain infection caused by trauma to the head can also lead to permanent injury or death. When a victim’s life is impacted by such a terrible injury, Mr. Bilkis fights hard to make sure they receive the compensation they deserve to pay for their lifelong medical bills for the injuries that resulted from the accident, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
A skilled negotiator, Mr. Bilkis is often able to secure generous settlements for his clients without ever going to trial. However, if necessary, he will use his excellent skills as a litigator at trial to fight for the compensation that his clients deserve.
If you have suffered a brain injury because of the negligence of another person or entity, it is imperative that you are represented by an experienced attorney who understands the law related to catastrophic accidents, and who also understands the medical implications of severe injuries to the head and brain. Brain injuries can result in permanent memory loss, cognitive problems, paralysis and a myriad of other health problems that can permanently impact the victim’s quality of life. Stephen Bilkis and the team at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have years of experience representing severely injured victims throughout Nassau County, Manhattan, Suffolk County, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, and Westchester County. Mr. Bilkis has been a member of numerous bar associations and organizations including the American Association for Justice, American Prepaid Legal Institute, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association, and AARP Legal Services Network.