Stephen BilkisHead of Law Office
Stephen Bilkis earned his JD in 1997 from Touro Law School. Soon thereafter he was admitted to the New York bar and established the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates. Since then, Mr. Bilkis has consistently provided superior legal representation in personal injury and wrongful death cases for New York clients throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Staten Island. Many of his cases have involved clients who have suffered serious injuries or whose loved ones were killed in truck accidents. Because of this tenacious approach to each case and his knowledge of personal injury law, Mr. Bilkis has winning record in such cases, including cases that have resulted in multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements. Whether you or a loved one has been injured due to another person’s negligence in a truck accident involving a big rig, 8-Wheelers, concrete truck, construction truck, garbage truck, moving van, tow truck, tractor trailer, or other type of truck, New York truck accident lawyer Stephen 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 involving trucks. While commercial truck accidents can be caused because the driver failed to follow the rules of the road that all drivers must follow, commercial truck accidents are frequently caused by drivers failing to follow special regulations that apply only to driving commercial trucks. Accidents caused by trucks are often caused by inexperience or improper training of the driver. Driving a commercial truck is quite different from driving a car, an SUV, or even a pickup truck. Drivers must be properly trained and have proper licensing. In addition, commercial truck accidents are also frequently caused by driver exhaustion and fatigue because the driver or his or her employer failed to follow the required rest periods. Trucks that are not properly maintained by the driver or employer may end up in accidents. Examples of accidents caused by poor maintenance include accidence caused by brake failures, blown tires, steering failure, and unsecured loads.
Mr. Bilkis and his team have a thorough understanding of New York and federal regulations that truck drivers must follow. He has the resources to investigate driver records and accident scenes in order to pinpoint the cause of a truck accident.
Victims of truck accidents often suffer serious injuries and must face months and sometimes years of physical pain and financial losses. In some cases the injuries are permanent, while in other cases there are fatalities. In addition to the physical and emotional pain that accompanies a serious injury, Mr. Bilkis recognizes that most victims of serious truck accidents face financial hardships. Because of the extended recovery time, victims typically miss a significant amount of work and a loss of income. The income loss coupled with substantial medical bills, can lead both the victim and the victim’s family to experience extended financial hardship.
Because negligent defendants often refuse to admit liability, refuse to offer a fair settlement, or time take long time to pay claims, the hardship on the victim continues. Mr. Bilkis feels strongly that victims should not have to suffer because negligent defendants refuse to admit liability or offer a fair settlement. He uses his skill, experience, knowledge, and all the other resources he has to secure for his truck accident victim clients just compensation.
Because of his long track record of offering excellent service to his clients, Mr. Bilkis has earned the respect of clients and peers alike. He and his team have frequently offered legal analysis on television and print media such as CNN, CNBC, CBS, ABC New York, the New York Times, New York Post and Newsday.
If you have been hurt in a truck accident or you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a truck accident because of another person’s negligence, a New York truck accident 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.