When the ultimate accident happens and a loved one is lost forever, instructing specialist personal injury solicitors to deal with a fatal accident compensation claim is of the utmost importance. Our fatal injury solicitors are well aware of the grief involved with a fatal injury and will always try to handle the matter as sympathetically and compassionately as possible. We know that it is a very stressful time and will attempt to take away the emotional burden of dealing with a financial compensation claim.
A fatal accident claim can prove to be amongst the most complex type of case to pursue for both the solicitor and the client. These matters often involve complex liability issues, which in view of the value of the potential claim, are often fully defended by insurers and thereafter if liability is established there are often complicated issues relating to dependency and future losses which may need the services of experienced fatal injury solicitors working with specialist forensic accountants in order to put forward a realistic and accurate calculation of loss.
Due to the potential difficulties of a fatal accident claim it is extremely important that the solicitors who deal with these matters have detailed knowledge and extensive experience in this field of law. Solicitors legal action in these cases must generally be commenced within three years of the death failing which any application may be statute barred and the opportunity to claim compensation may be lost forever.
Following the sudden and unexpected tragic death of a friend or relative by accident, at the forefront of our minds is ensuring your fatal accident claim is dealt with compassionately and in a way that reduces stress to the grieving parties. Our team of fatal injury solicitors will answer all of your questions in clear, jargon free plain English including :-
Do I have a claim as a result of the death?
As the potential claimant you will need to satisfy the following requirements :-
That the deceased was injured as a result of someone's negligent act.
That the deceased died as a consequence of the negligent act.
The deceased could have brought an action for compensation.
The Dependants have suffered loss as a result of the death.
The definition of 'Dependant' is defined by statutory law and can include the following persons :-
deceased's infant children
parents of the deceased
any person who was living with the deceased as husband or wife immediately before the accident and was doing so for at least two years prior to the accident
How much is the claim worth?
In essence, for the action to succeed there must be actual financial loss and our team of lawyers will dedicate themselves in ensuring that you are appropriately advised upon the likely valuation of your claim. A fatal accident claims can be worth substantial sums and typically a claim is brought to include the following types of losses which can also include long term dependency claims :-
loss of income
loss of gratuitous services provided by the deceased
loss of fringe benefits
loss of anticipated gifts
You should contact us as soon as possible after the event because these cases are usually complex and need to be investigated by a fatal injury solicitor as soon as possible. A personal injury compensation claim can broadly be divided into two parts:
Following an accidental death is important that you contact fatal injury solicitors without delay. This area of law can be complex and we need to speak with you to obtain full details of what happened. Our specialist personal injury solicitors are expert in fatal accident claims and will assess the matter without cost to you. If you would like free legal advice with no further obligation from a specialist lawyer, just use the helpline or email our offices. We operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.Solicitors Helpline: ☎ 0844 332 0859