Fatal Accident Claims
Some of the most emotional claims that we deal with are those involving the death of a relative. Obviously, no amount of money can compensate you for your loss however we can help to ease the financial burden resulting from the death of a loved one. If the death was as a result of someone else’s negligence then you may be entitled to compensation.
What can I claim?
Damages awarded can include an amount for the pain and suffering from the time of the accident to the point of death. This amount varies depending on the extent of awareness of the injuries sustained and their duration. One can also claim for the actual financial losses such as funeral expenses and a bereavement award for the deceased’s spouse or parents. It may also be possible to receive compensation for the loss of financial support resulting from the death, for example future loss of earnings into the household.
Who can claim?
A surviving spouse and cohabitees in a long term unmarried relationship for example common law spouses (those that have lived together continuously for more than 2 years prior to the date of death). Also, those in a civil partnership or any individual that has a financial dependency on the deceased e.g. children may have a claim.
Our lawyers have a detailed knowledge of fatal accident claims and we will guide you through this difficult time with care and understanding.