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Wrongful Death

Nassau and Suffolk Wrongful Death Law Firm

We can’t bring back your loved one, but we can help you get justice

We cannot turn back the clock to a time when the person about whom you cared — a child, a parent, or a spouse — was still with you. But if their death was caused by the negligent or careless behavior of another, we can help you get the compensation you need — not only the funds to cover bills associated with the tragic accident, but also what you need to help secure your family’s financial well-being.
Your Suffolk lawyer at Birzon, Strang, and Associates,  is your advocate who will guide you through a difficult time, answering your questions and helping you understand your options.

Many Long Islanders have turned to us for legal guidance in cases of wrongful death caused by Car and other motor vehicle accidents:

  • Premises liability accidents
  • Mass transit accidents
  • Defective product accidents
  • Aviation accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Nursing home abuse

Filing a wrongful death claim in New York

While a wrongful death falls under the same legal theory of negligence as personal injury, there are distinct differences. In New York, a family member may not file a wrongful death claim. It is up to the executor or personal representative of the deceased to do so on the family’s behalf. In most cases, the beneficiaries include the spouse and minor children. If the deceased was not married, then parents and/or siblings may be the recipients of the recovered damages.

Unlike even a catastrophic injury, in a case of wrongful death there is no compensation for future medical expenses or pain and suffering. However, medical treatments up to the time of death, funeral costs and loss of future wages are recoverable. As your Suffolk or Nassau wrongful death attorney, we make sure that all possible avenues of compensation are followed, including survival actions, if there are recoverable damages that would have been owed prior to death.
Our job is to make sure that you receive all the compensation to which you are entitled. Our commitment is to treat you with compassion and respect, and help you understand all your options so you can make the decision with which you are most comfortable.

Contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation

Our attorneys and our entire staff are committed to helping you. Please contact Birzon, Strang, and Associates, online or call us at 631-265-6300  to schedule a free consultation. Home and hospital visits can be arranged.

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  • Smithtown Office
    222 East Main Street
    Suite 212
    Smithtown, New York 11787
    Phone: 631-265-6300
    Fax: 631-265-6799
Testimonials
  • "“I was recently in a very bad motorcycle accident, I was recommended to Barrie from a close friends mother and am very glad I was. Since the day of my call to Barrie she was committed to helping me in every aspect of the process, and any question that me or my entire family had. She got me the first part of my settlement very fast, and when the insurance companies tried to fight the second part she was relentless on getting me what I was needed. Furthermore she was successful on me getting the entire settlement and kept me up to date the entire time the process went on. She is self-less, attentive, easy to communicate with, easy to get in contact with, and was respectfully aggressive to get what I the client needed. I will highly recommend her to anyone that needs a lawyer. I am very grateful for her.”"  -Jesse

  • "“From the minute I met Barrie Bazarsky following my car accident, I knew I found the right lawyer! She is experienced, professional, strong and compassionate. Her communication is excellent as she kept me informed through the entire process, and returns phone calls almost immediately. She will leave no stone unturned, and is truly dedicated to her clients. I can’t thank her enough for relieving the stress during a very difficult time for me and my family. Look no further, Barrie is brilliant and a winner!”"  -Kathleen

  • "“I got into a car accidret in January and was referred to Barrie by a friend. Her communication was excellent throughout the entire process no matter the time or how silly my questions were. She was stern and direct with the adjusters which resuktes in very few mistakes and an incredibly quick turn around on my settlement. I have nothing but good thigs to say. She referred me to excellent doctors and just took care of me all around. Hopefully I wont get into another accident but I ever did I have her number on speed dial!”"  -Liuisa

  • "“My family and I would not consider another attorney for our personal and professional legal needs. He is as sensitive as he is strong which makes him the perfect person to have representing you in any legal matter.”"  -Lisa

  • "“Mitch is that rare find in an attorney. He’s the big city lawyer in the suburban setting. But more importantly, he’s got your back during business negotiations. He’s smart and gets the big picture well.”"  -By A Business Client

  • "“Mr. Birzon has helped me with several real estate closings, contract negotiations, and litigation matters over the past five years. He has always made time for me and I feel that he valued my questions and concerns. We always reached a solution that exceeded my expectations.”"  -Justin

  • "“Mitch is very knowledgeable, probably the best strategist I have ever encountered. I have dealt with over a dozen attorneys as it relates to my real estate and business investments. Once I met Mr. Birzon my search was truly over. He is extremely competent, knowledgeable, well-staffed and treats my legal concerns as if they were his own. He is a brilliant strategist and a pleasure to work with. I have recommended Mr. Birzon to several business associates who are also more than pleased with his services. He treats a small matter with the same vigor and enthusiasm as he does a major issue.”"  -Vito

  • "“Mitch has been great at reviewing contract documents between my business and New York State Agencies. He has guided me with thoroughness, and the highest professionalism. He has been compassionate and preservers more than anyone I know. I enthusiastically recommend him as an attorney.”"  -By A Former client

  • "Mitchell Birzon attended to my legal needs as if he were representing a member of his own family. He was creative, persuasive, and persistent, and got results that exceeded my expectations.”"  -Barbara H., Melville, NY

  • "“Barrie was attentive to my needs and situation. She cared enough to call and check in on me even if there was nothing to report. I was thrilled with the outcome of my case. She took care of everything for me and took the worry out of my hands.”"  -Stefanie Z., Brooklyn, NY