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Bailey & Partners

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers in Southern California

Bailey & Partners

2800 28th Street
Suite 200

Santa Monica, California 90405

Phone(310) 392-5000
Fax (310) 392-8091

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Law Firm Overview

Bailey & Partners is a personal injury law firm based in Santa Monica, serving personal injury clients in Los Angeles and across the globe. The firm uniquely specializes in the realm of aviation business and wrongful death related to aircraft crashes.
Bailey & Partners is the law firm of choice for many clients who have suffered through a wrongful death as the result of a plane crash or helicopter accident.

The attorneys at Baily & Partners are skilled in negotiation and trial practice, have a deep commitment to winning, and are ready to get results. With more than 25 years of legal experience, the firmís proven track record and result-driven service has allowed them to become a highly reputable firm amongst clients and colleagues. This allows them to handle any case of any level of complexity with confidence and ease.

lf you have survived a plane or helicopter crash or are suffering as the result of a wrongful death in your family, it is in your best interest to consult an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Bailey & Partners will work tirelessly to hold accountable those responsible for your suffering.

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Helicopter Accidents; EMS Helicopter Crashes; Emergency Medical Aircraft; Aviation Business Litigation; Aircraft Completion Center Litigation; Reno Air Show Crash; Pharmaceutical Liability; Pharmaceutical Negligence; Gas Main Explosions; Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; DePuy Hip Replacement Recall; Negligent Security; Swimming Pool Accidents; Swim Coach Sexual Abuse; Cognitive Brain Injury; Fire Pit Injuries; Eggshell Plaintiff; Paraplegia and Quadriplegia; Bicycle Accidents.

Areas of Law Description

Our practice includes:

- Aviation Accidents

Our law office is committed to helping plane crash victims in Santa Monica, California, and throughout the United States. We will strive to get you compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs. However, our firm is dedicated to seeing beyond just financial recovery. We can help you find the right medical experts who can assess the best path to your physical recovery as well. We can handle all types of plane crash cases, including accidents during takeoff, accidents at landing and mid-air collisions.

- Car Accidents

Our law firm is available to put our experience to work helping car accident victims in Santa Monica, California, and throughout the United States. With our extensive experience handling these matters, we know that many car accidents are caused by obvious negligence: drinking and driving, speeding, falling asleep at the wheel, running red lights, talking on cell phones while driving and other similar scenarios. We take pride in doing a thorough investigation to find out who is responsible.

- Helicopter Accidents

Our law office is dedicated to taking on helicopter crash cases in Santa Monica, California, and throughout the United States. When you turn to us, you can be certain that we will carefully design a strategy to get you the compensation you need for medical expenses, suffering, lost wages and other costs. Different models of helicopters each present their own potential defects, operational hazards and when determining pilot error, many factors need to be taken into consideration.

- Wrongful Death

When we take a case, we are prepared to make the most of your case by collaborating with leading experts who can assess liability and damages resulting from accidents. We will strategize carefully to see that you get the results you deserve. We can handle wrongful death cases that resulted from Car accidents, Truck accidents, Bicycle accidents, Airplane accidents, Helicopter accidents, Product liability, Premises liability, and Carbon monoxide poisoning.

- Product Liability

Our attorneys know how to take on the most challenging cases involving products that cause harm because of poor or defective design, inadequate safety testing or any sort of manufacturer defect. When handling product liability cases, we know the importance of working with experts and using their knowledge to strengthen your case. We can handle cases involving Defective factory machinery; Defective automobile parts; Defective construction equipment; and Defective household appliances.

- Pharmaceutical Negligence

In some cases this negligence can fall on one of two parties. Pharmaceutical companies or your local pharmacy may be the culprit. Due to processing errors these entities could mislabel a product, provide the wrong dosage or simply place the wrong medicine into the container. If you or a loved one is injured by a drug that was administered incorrectly, you need to talk to an attorney right away. At Bailey & Partners we have successfully handled pharmaceutical negligence cases.

- Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse should not happen anywhere. If you, your child or someone else you care about has been sexually abused at any places, you have the right to see that those responsible for preventing it are held accountable for their failure to do so. We can handle cases in which a student is sexually assaulted or molested by another student. The school district has an obligation to properly supervise students to prevent these situations from occurring.

- Gas Main Explosions

Natural gas is a very important fuel source, but it is also highly flammable and dangerous. Gas line explosions can result in catastrophic damage and cause traumatic and serious injuries. Victims caught in the path of a gas explosion can suffer severe burns, multiple injuries from the explosive forces, and death. We help gas explosion victims obtain the compensation necessary to begin rebuilding their lives.

- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide cases are extremely serious which poisoning leads to wrongful death and it can cause permanent brain injury that can range from cognitive difficulties to the need for lifelong care. Our team handles all carbon monoxide poisoning cases and works hard to get results that meet your needs. We have more than 25 years of experience and we know how to achieve success for injured clients.

- Brain Injury

Brain injuries is life threatening on individuals, to their families and can have unforeseen long-term consequences. For many people who have suffered brain injuries as the result of irresponsible, negligent or otherwise dangerous behavior they reach us. Our lawyers are skilled in using their scientific knowledge for the benefit of our clients. They use their knowledge to strengthen the case in ways that are clear and articulated.

- Spinal Cord Injury

The damage done by a spinal cord injury can range from chronic pain to permanent paralysis. Just as the nature of an injury varies greatly, so does the amount of compensation that you can pursue. We will take care to make sure that the amount we seek for you is right to cover all of your past, present and future costs. We believe that securing compensation for back trauma, herniated disc and other spinal cord injuries is best accomplished by strategic management of your lawsuit.

- Paraplegia & Quadriplegia

When you turn to the law office of Bailey & Partners, you will have more than 25 years of experience on your side. Whether your case involves temporary paraplegia or quadriplegia or permanent injuries, we are ready to seek the amount of compensation that you deserve. We will work hard to get you the financial support you need to cover all medical costs, compensate you for your pain and suffering, and recover wages lost because of the injury. You need meaningful results. We will put together a case that is designed to achieve fair compensation.

- Burn Injury

A burn is often resulting of someone else's reckless behavior or negligence. Our team is available to handle burn injury cases related to Car accidents, Truck accidents, Bicycle accidents, Airplane accidents, Helicopter accidents, Product liability, and Premises liability. We are available to take on all types of burn injury cases, including those involving chemical burns, scalding caused by defective products, industrial explosions in the workplace and more.

- Premises Liability

Our attorneys will work hard to see that property owners who fail to keep their patrons safe are held responsible. From apartment buildings to department stores to other commercial properties, our team is ready to assess liability and pursue the compensation you need. We have a strong record of getting results.

- Truck Accidents

When you choose Bailey & Partners to represent your 18-wheeler accident claim, you will have a team of attorneys on your side ready to address all of your concerns. We will work hard to get compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and all other costs. We also take pride in doing whatever we can to help you get the expert medical help you need for physical recovery, not just financial recovery. Our team will bring in trusted experts and experienced investigators to help achieved that goal.

- Bicycle Accidents

In many accidents involving a bicycle rider being hit by a car or truck, the driver of the motor vehicle will claim that he or she didn't see the bicyclist. More often than not, we discover that the negligent driver didn't see a bicyclist because he or she was not looking and not driving safely. We strive to hold drivers responsible for their carelessness. Sometimes, we discover that the driver is not the only one responsible for a bicycle accident. We take pride in our ability to bring in knowledgeable and trusted experts to help us gather the details in every case.

- Insurance & Bad Faith

If your insurance company is delaying the process of your claim or refusing to pay as promised and as required by law. They may be acting in ďbad faithĒ. If your insurance company is in breach of contract, you need to have an experienced attorney look at your case. You may be able to collect all of the money that you are owed, including attorneyís fees and punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded to a plaintiff when the court or jury wants to change the behavior of a company.

- DePuy Hip Replacement Recall

Lots of patients have been badly affected by DePuy Hip Replacement Systems and many will have to be subjected to painful revision surgery. Although DePuy has offered limited compensation to pay for some second surgeries, victims of this defective product may be entitled to additional types of compensation, such as future medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and earning capacity, costs of rehabilitation, and other possible damages. If you or a loved one has had a DePuy hip replacement, our experienced attorneys will aggressively fight to protect your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.

- Reno Air Show Crash

If you or a loved-one was injured or a loved-one was killed at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, you need an experienced airplane crash lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected. At the Law Offices of Bailey & Partners, our seasoned aviation accident attorneys are dedicated to helping you recover just compensation for your devastating injuries and losses.


  • National Transportation and Safety Board Bar
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • National Business Aviation Association


Attorney's Picture Mr. Patrick E. Bailey
Aviation Accidents, Aviation Law, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance, Personal Injury

Attorney's Picture Mr. Keith A. Lovendosky
Personal Injury, Product Liability Litigation, Sexual Abuse, Wrongful Death

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 Los Angeles Aviation Law Attorney Patrick Bailey Comments on Asiana Flight 214 Crash

Patrick Bailey, an experienced pilot and aviation accident attorney, analyses what he believes caused the July 6 crash at San Francisco International Airport.

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 Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can be devastating to the lives of both the victim and his or her family. Medical bills can add-up quickly and overwhelm most families. If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury due the negligent or wrongful act of another, you can hold them responsible for your damages.

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 The Tragedy of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is one of the most damaging acts that can be committed against another human being. The physical and mental injury caused by such abuse can leave deep emotional scars that can last a lifetime.

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 Motorcyclist Survey Shows Lack of Protective Gear still Widespread

In spite of all the statistics, a recent survey shows that there are too many motorcyclists who are riding without wearing helmets and other protective gear.

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 Impact of Brain Injury

There are an estimated 2,000,000 to 6,000,000 people in the United States who suffer from brain injury. Many of these suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury which is sustained by a blow or a massive force applied to the head. Situations that typically end in brain injuries include serious truck or other accidents, and falls.

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 Bicycle Helmets Are not Just for Children

Itís not just children who can minimize the risks of suffering a head injury in a bicycle accident by wearing helmets. The New York Times is drawing attention to the fact that thousands of bicycle accident-related head injuries in adults every year can be prevented through the use of bike helmets.

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 Is Your Rx A Ticking Time Bomb?

This article is meant for anyone who purchases prescription drugs. It will help you to protect yourself against the mislabeling of pharmaceuticals which could have an adverse effect on you.

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Aviation Accident Attorney - Plane Crash Lawyers

Bailey & Partners has been involved in aviation cases since the beginning of the firm, 30 years ago. Thatís what we do. Itís also my passion. Iím a flight instructor for airplanes, for instruments, for multi engine. I flew as a charter captain under part 135. So, itís in my blood stream, itís in the blood stream of the people that we work with and weíve litigated aviation cases across the country.

Before a lawyer should take on an aviation case theyíve really got to have the experience to bring to bear all of the skills that are absolutely essential to win.

It may start with the investigation of the crash Knowing what to look for, ground scars, what was the weather reported to be Was there a design defect in the airplane so If you havenít been there, if you havenít sat in the left seat and know what itís like to night..alone.. when itís dark and raining. You really donít understand some of the struggles that the pilot went through or some of the struggles the pilot should never have confronted because of a lack of experience.

All of these play, what could be a pivotal role. And if you donít understand how all those pieces come together, then you may miss the point. So whoever you choose for your lawyer, make sure that he or she has a significant aviation background or you could be at a significant disadvantage.

Aviation Completion Center - Customized Private Jet Business Litigation

Another segment of aviation law is completion centers. A completion center is an operation that a client hires to complete the interior of a VVIP or a very very important project. The interior of a jet. And the interior of a jet can easily be 25 million dollars. So what goes wrong with the completion in a completion center. Probably 3 words come to mind. Delay Delay Delay. The types of damages that a client would suffer in a failed completion of the interior of their jet. The first that comes to mind is well someoneís got to complete the jet properly. So they have to hire another completion center. And during that delay of hiring another completion center they no longer have another airplane to fly. So they have to acquire what we call supplemental lift that is buy a charter from another charter operator or buy time on another jet. All of those are damages. And if the completion center wound up damaging the aircraft, now you have a diminution in value of the aircraft. Itís a very challenging area of aviation law. That is completing the interior of a jet because of the millions and millions of dollars that are at issue. So itís really a segment of business aviation litigation that we specialize in.

Los Angeles Trial and Personal Injury Attorney

One of the key attributes of this law firm is the fact that Patrick and I have a significant amount of trial experience. Patrick and I take on every case and meet with every client with one major thought in mind and that is to take it all the way through the finish, to trial.

Thatís the great equalizer, having 12 men and women from the community. That is our bill of rights in force. And if youíre going to represent your client to the max to hopefully bring in the best compensation you possibly can for your client. Itís probably going to happen in the courtroom.

A lot of law firms are more interested are more interested in trying to maximize a settlement value as quickly as they can without paying attention to that very very key concept. what is in the best interest of the client. we will go the distance for the client in order to maximize the recovery whether it be by settlement just before trial or if it means taking the case all the way through verdict. We are not the type of people who are going to flinch or otherwise be insecure in any respect whatsoever about completing the case and doing all that is necessary in order to maximize value for the client.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorney Los Angeles

Bailey & Partners is a law firm thatís dedicated 100% to its clients. We practice aviation law wrongful death and serious injury cases. People have asked me why I became a trial attorney. And the simple answer is because I became convinced thatís where I can help my clients the best.

Bailey & Partners has a lot of unique attributes. The attorneys here have in excess of 60 years of experience. Most of that experience is in the area of personal injury, catastrophic injury, pharmaceutical and wrongful death

Being trial attorneys for over 30 years now We have the resources, the skills and more importantly the dedication to win for our clients.

In every case that Patrick and I handle we consider it important to focus on three critical areas and thatís preparation, preparation and more preparation. Now that typically involves meeting with the client early on after a catastrophic accident or a sever injury and determining exactly where they are in their process of rehabilitation.

When a client has suffered a significant loss they need a lot more than just legal services, they need a team thatís dedicated to their success. And thatís what we do here at Bailey and Partners.

Pharmaceutical Negligence Attorney - Defective Drug Lawyer

In the area of pharmaceutical negligence, the first place that you look at is whoís the defendant. Is it a manufacturer, is it a seller, is it a distributor, is it a hospital. Is it a pharmacy thatís compounding medications for a user. And once you identify the defendant you need to identify, what went wrong. Was it a failure to warn about possible side effects? Was it a failure to research about possible side effects.

These cases are tricky, all of them are. Especially when youíre dealing with people who have experienced a significant amount of anxiety and depression along with their physical injuries. So we have the power and the ability to refer them to excellent additional legal help as special neurologists, psychologists, physiatrists, people of this nature that these particular injured victims may not have access to

A consumer of pharmaceuticals needs to be told the truth. about What am I putting in my body? What is it going to do? And what are the dangers. Keeping that information away from the consumer is more than negligence, thatís willful disregard.

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