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Barrie E. Bazarsky – Personal Injury Lawyer in Nassau County

Bazarsky Local Nassau AttorneyPractice Areas: Personal Injury; Wrongful Death

Admitted:  1987, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1988, Florida

Law School:  St. John’s University School of Law– Jamaica, NY, J.D.

Member:  Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York State Bar Associations; New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Biography:  Barrie E. Bazarsky is a senior associate at Birzon, Strang & Associates.  She earned her undergraduate degree cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.  She has been affiliated with a few notable Long Island law firms during her career, including the firm of Jacoby  & Meyers, where she was the managing attorney for the Long Island Personal Injury Unit (covering Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties) for more than 11 years.

Barrie practices Personal Injury law and wrongful death and has been with the firm since 2002.  Since she practices in these areas exclusively, she is able to provide clients with a laser focus and individualized attention to the needs of each case.

Ms. Bazarsky is a member of the Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York State Bar Associations and has been recognized by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of “10 Best Attorneys- Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service” from 2017 to 2019.

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Get in touch with the lawyers at the Long Island, New York Long law firm of Birzon, Strang & Associates. We’re ready to stand by your side to pursue compensation for the personal injury that you or a family member has suffered.

Birzon and Associates

Smithtown Office
222 East Main Street
Suite 212
Smithtown, New York 11787
Phone: 631-518-4015
Fax: 631-265-6799

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Nassau County


We understand that you want to know and trust the person you will be working with on your Suffolk or Nassau County personal injury claim. Get to know the team at Birzon and Associates, so you have a better idea of the people working hard to help you get the best results possible after your accident.

We are a civil litigation law firm with lawyers who blend over 75 years of experience in law, government service, and university teaching.  Having worked on Capitol Hill (U.S. House of Representatives) as Counsel to New York Governors and at large prominent law firms, our clients benefit not only from our significant experience but also the professional relations we have established and maintained in the course of our legal careers.

Our attorneys are respected throughout the legal community for our high standard of competence, integrity and client service. The named partners in the law firm have been selected for inclusion in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. New York Super Lawyers®, as well as being named one of “Long Island’s Top Legal Eagles” by Long Island Pulse Magazine. Mr. Birzon was named in the National Publication of Super Lawyers as well. Both Mitchell Birzon is selected “The Top 1% of Trial Counsel 2012” by the Medical Malpractice Association. Our firm is AV® Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible recognition in the legal profession.

Personal Injury Law Basics


If you or someone you know has been involved in a personal injury accident in New York, it is important that you know and understands the New York State Laws and Statutory Rules before filing a lawsuit or claim. Filing a lawsuit and going to court alone can be a struggle and confusing, which is why Birzon and Associates, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Nassau County, NY, will work closely with you every step of the way.

Common personal injury cases typically involve a few of the following:

  • Car Accident.
  • Motorcycle Accident.
  • Medical Malpractice.
  • Work Injury.
  • Slip and Fall Injury.

Every state has its own set of Personal Injury Laws and Statutory Rules. In the Court system, there is a Statute of Limitations which is the amount of time that you must file a lawsuit since the day of the injury. In New York, the injured party has three years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. After the three years, the State of New York will refuse to listen to your case, and you will not be able to obtain any compensation. Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations has a different time frame and rules.

If there was a shared fault in the accident and you take a part in liability of the injuries, New York follows a “Pure Comparative Negligence” rule. “Pure Comparative Negligence” means that the total amount of compensation you are entitled too will be reduced depending on the percentage you are at fault for. Birzon and Associates Personal Injury Lawyer in Nassau County, NY will work hard to make sure that you get what you deserve and nothing less.

The State of New York has No-Fault Insurance rules when it comes to car accident injuries. When you are injured in a car accident, your car insurance policy is responsible to get you the compensation you need regardless of who is at fault. In some cases, you can file a liability claim or personal injury lawsuit if you obtained a “serious injury” that caused any of the following:

  • Significant disfigurement.
  • Bone fracture.
  • Permanent limitation of the use of body organs or member.
  • A significant limitation of use of a body function or system.
  • Substantially full disability for 90 days.

If the injuries from the top apply to you, then you can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver and obtain compensation for all of the losses, pain, suffering, and non-economic damages.

When it comes to pets and getting bitten, New York State does not have any specific laws regarding the accidents. The owner of the pet will be held liable for all the injuries caused.

At Birzon and Associates Personal Injury Lawyer in Nassau County, NY is the top firm for personal injuries. Give us a call today to set up a consultation and let us help you get the justice and compensation that you deserve.

Construction Accident Lawyers – What Are Our Practice Areas?

Suffolk County Construction Accident Lawyer

Forklift Accidents

Personal Injury Forklift Accident Lawyers Serving the LI & NYC Area
The personal Injury Forklift Accident Lawyers at Birzon, Strang & Associates have decades of experience in handling of on-the-job personal injury claims as well as workers’ compensation Forklift accident claims throughout Long Island.  Our law firm is proud to have served seriously injured forklift operators, by bringing forklift accident cases and workers compensation claims on their behalf. These forklift truck accident injury claims have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, over the years, throughout New York State, and throughout Long Island.  Forklifts are used for lifting heavy loads, often in confined areas, to move material, industrial and other products, and anything else one might find in warehouses, buildings, shopping centers, schools, medical centers, retail stores, infrastructure projects, and in many other commercial settings, such as construction sites. These forklift operating areas, often involve working in confined spaces, with narrow aisles, carrying heavy loads that are lifted high into the air. Often the forklift operation in an industrial setting, scaffolds, ladders, elevated power tools and equipment, the presence of instructions and debris, loading docks, temporary platforms, high power electrical lines can provide ample opportunities for forklift operators and others in the forklifts area to get seriously injured, causing forklift truck related serious personal injuries, and sometimes, unfortunately, even death.

Crane Accidents

Personal Injury Crane Accident Lawyers Serving the LI & NYC Area

The Heavy Equipment Crane Accident Lawyers at Birzon and Associates have decades of experience in handling thousands of on-the-job personal injury claims, as well as, workers’ compensation construction accident claims. Our law firm is proud to have served seriously injured crane operators and workers, by bringing Crane accident cases and workers compensation claims on their behalf. Construction heavy equipment accident and Crane accident injury claims have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, over the years, in Smithtown, Suffolk and Nassau Counties, LI and throughout NY.

Demolition Accidents

Personal Injury Demolition Accident Lawyers Serving the LI & NYC Area

Birzon and Associates is a group of Smithtown, LI Accident Lawyers Specializing in demolition Accidents that result in injuries to demolition workers and others nearby, causing them to sustain serious personal injuries and unfortunately even death.

The personal injury demolition accident attorneys at Birzon and Associates, have decades of experience in handling of on-the-job personal injury claims, as well as, workers’ compensation accident claims, relating to demolition accidents. These accidents can happen to demolition workers who are conducting demolition work which often involves such things as knocking down and removing buildings and other large structures, bridges, factories, warehouses, personal residences, industrial plants, removal of industrial tanks, and excavation of land to clear and prepare construction areas to remodel or construct new buildings, construct or rebuild roadways and overpasses, and other construction projects.

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How Long Does it Take to Settle a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Huntington Malpractice LawsuitHas a recent trip to the doctor or medical practitioner left you worse off than when you walked in? Have you been forced to empty your savings to deal with a doctor’s poor care? Do you feel like your last medical appointment was not up to its usual standards?  If the answer is yes to these questions, you may be a victim of medical malpractice. At Birzon & Associates, our Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County can help determine if you are a victim, and what can be done to right this wrong.             

What is Medical Malpractice?

If you are looking to file a medical malpractice suit, you will be one of between 15,000 and 19,000 claims against doctors each year. But what takes place during medical malpractice? Healthcare providers are held to a certain standard of care. Falling below this standard, and creating harm for the patient, is considered medical malpractice.  

Requirements Needed for A Claim

To show you are the victim of medical malpractice, you will need to be able to prove the following specifications:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed.
  • The doctor was negligent.
  • The doctor’s negligence caused the injury.
  • The injury led to specific damages.

A Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County can use all the facts of your case to help prove the above information.

Lawsuit? – Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County

Once you feel confident that you were the victim of medical malpractice, you can file a lawsuit to seek justice for the wrong-doing. Before the case ever reaches trial, both parties may agree and settle outside of court. Should your claim end up going to trial, however, your lawyer must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was negligent in their care. The judge will hear your case and come to a verdict based on facts that were presented. If the judge rules in your favor, they will determine what damages you receive. Damages you may be entitled to could potentially include the following:

  • Compensatory – economic damages awarded to cover the plaintiff’s past or future losses.
  • Punitive – can only be awarded if the defendant is found guilty of malicious or willful misconduct, used specifically to punish the defendant.

While there is every possibility an agreement can be reached before a case ever hits trial, there is no guarantee of this developing. Unfortunately, there are no set timelines for a medical malpractice suit to be resolved due to the variables within each case. However, Birzon & Associates will work towards closing your case as swiftly as possible and with extensive attention to detail. 

A medical malpractice suit can be physically, mentally, and financially draining. You may want to file a lawsuit, but are worried about depleting your wallet even more than it already has been as a result of this situation. Do not fret about putting your trust in Birzon & Associates. We will pair you with a Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County whose main goal is to help you win your case. Contact us today to get started.

How Do I Choose A Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

Birzon LawyersWhen a doctor or medical professional has failed you as a result of medical malpractice, it can lead to solemn trust issues. You may have considered filing a medical malpractice suit, but you must have the right lawyer for the job. Having top-notch representation can help ensure damages you are entitled to are recouped. At Birzon & Associates, you can work with a personal injury lawyer Nassau County who will give you some of the best legal representation in the state.               

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Suit?

Before you begin the process of looking for representation, understanding what medical malpractice is will benefit you and help understand how the process works. No matter where you go, a certain standard of care is held to all medical practitioners. If you have been injured, harmed, or suffered damages due to a deviation from this standard, you may have been a victim of medical malpractice. 

Questions For Your Lawyer

After you have determined you want to move forward with filing a malpractice suit, you must find a lawyer who can produce strong legal skills and communication. At Birzon & Associates, we are confident you will find the right personal injury lawyer Nassau County that will be best suited for your needs. However, we understand it is important that our clients do their due diligence so they can be confident in their decisions. Some important questions you can ask before committing to a lawyer could include the following:

  • How experienced is the lawyer?
  • How will the lawyer find medical experts?
  • Are you and the lawyer a good fit to work together?

We want our clients to feel comfortable working with us and are willing to answer any questions you have. That is why we feel we are best suited to answer all of these questions. You can have faith that we have the most qualified staff that is determined to see your damages be recouped. You can also look at our testimonials page to see just how we’ve helped other clients as well.    

Damages That Can Be Received

Once you are confident in teaming up with Birzon & Associates, we will work with you to put together a winning case. The damages you may be able to receive after a successful case include both compensatory and punitive damages. Your financial losses will be taken into account when determining compensatory damages, while punitive damages are a form of punishment placed on the defendant. Punitive damages can only be awarded when the plaintiff is found guilty of malicious or willful misconduct.  

 Choosing a lawyer to represent you can be a daunting task, but not an impossible one. We are confident that after you’ve done your research, you will find that Birzon & Associates has the personal injury lawyer Nassau County. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact us today.   

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