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When a person dies by a catastrophic event, the pain and suffering of their surviving spouse and family seem unbearable. Nothing can replace their physical presence or fill the hole they left behind. Yet, you have the right to pursue justice for the loss of your loved one.
Whether a car accident, medical malpractice, product liability, or negligence resulted in wrongful death, you deserve restitution. As a Tyler, TX Wrongful Death Attorney, Blake Bailey is on your side. He will build a compelling case for your claim.
Blake Bailey has been serving clients in the Tyler area for more than 40 years as a Personal Injury Lawyer. His expertise with wrongful death cases gives him the ability to achieve the best outcome on their behalf.
Clients trust Blake, not just because of his extensive knowledge and experience with insurance settlements, but also because he truly cares about making sure they are treated fairly and with great care.
Our goal is take care of all the legal details so you can focus on healing, not on thinking about a lawsuit.
Many different types of catastrophic accidents can lead to the tragedy of a wrongful death. Here are a few of the most common claims Blake Bailey handles:
If you are the survivor of a family member who has suffered a tragic death, you have options. Your Wrongful Death Lawyer in Tyler, TX can file one of two types of claims for you: survival claims or wrongful death claims.
In a wrongful death claim, the surviving spouse or family members of a victim can file a lawsuit allowing them to receive compensation for their emotional and financial damages. The restitution amount depends on the loss the family suffered as a result of the death.
Recoverable damages include:Loss of expected earnings
We’ll calculate the wages that the deceased family member would have contributed to the family had he or she survived. The number is based on the person’s annual salary multiplied by average lifespan.
While it’s impossible to put a monetary value on something as invaluable as someone’s love and care, receiving compensation often does give them family a sense of consolation and closure.
If the wrongful death discontinued the receipt of inheritance through that family member, the person could include that amount in their settlement.
Loss of services includes care, maintenance, advice, and counsel.
Survival claims are the claims of the deceased. These claims aim to gain restitution for the pain and suffering endured while alive. Survival claims can recover damages the victim underwent before their death, such as:
Medical bills account for one of the largest expenses that loved ones of wrongful death victims are responsible for. Including the cost of hospital bills in the settlement removes a massive weight from the family’s shoulders.
Because most wrongful death is caused by a sudden and unexpected accident rather than an illness, the deceased person often does not have life insurance. So funeral expenses are very expensive and may take the surviving family members years to pay off. Blake Bailey can help his clients in Tyler, TX recover funeral expenses, removing that burden from them.
If the victim was hospitalized or otherwise incapacitate and prevented from working while alive, we can calculate the wages he or she would have earned during that period.
Aches and pains as well as trauma can all be recovered on behalf of the victim.
As an experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Tyler, TX, Blake Bailey will work hard to win the highest restitution possible so that you and your family are taken care of and can move forward as whole and healthy as possible.
In court, the jury will ask a series of questions to decide the survival damages owed to the family. They may ask questions like:
After that, the jury will assess the emotional and financial loss of the surviving family. This process helps put a monetary value on the invaluable loss of you and your loved ones.
The last thing we want is to add to your emotional and financial turmoil. We promise not to leave you under a mountain of legal debt. That's why at the Bailey Law Firm, we not only offer a free initial legal consultation to review the facts of your case, but we also work on a contingency fee agreement.
The contingency agreement communicates that your attorney will not get paid unless and until you do. You have no out of pocket legal expenses throughout the entirety of the proceedings. Our fee is a percentage of the financial reward you receive after the final settlement.
Have you suffered the loss of a loved one because of someone else’s negligence or reckless actions? Rest assured, you have a Wrongful Death Attorney in Tyler, TX on your side. Contact Blake Bailey today to schedule your free consultation.