The loss of a loved one in a fatal accident is one of the most devastating experiences anyone can go through, and at Dedicated Accident Solicitors we understand that filing a compensation claim can often be the last thing on your mind at such a traumatic and heart-breaking time.
Our team of fatal injury solicitors are dedicated to helping to find out what caused your loved one’s accident and where the responsibility lies. Whilst no amount of money can bring your loved one back, compensation can help to relieve some of the financial repercussions that often come with the death of a family member, allowing you and your family to grieve without any added concerns over financial insecurity. It can also be important to feel that you have achieved a sense of justice.
Our expert solicitors can provide you with free initial advice and we also offer no win no fee agreements where appropriate.
Call our expert fatal injury solicitors now on 01332 897 222 or contact us online and we will call you.
Who can make a fatal accident claim?
If the deceased left a will, the executor of the will is the person entitled to bring the fatal accident compensation claim on behalf of the deceased’s estate. If there is no will, the claim may be brought by the person who has been appointed as the administrator of their estate.
Alongside any claims that are brought on behalf of the deceased’s estate for their personal losses, a further claim may also be brought on behalf of any dependants of the deceased.
Dependants can include:
- The husband, wife or civil partner of the deceased, or their former husband, wife or civil partner
- Any person who lived with the deceased, as their husband, wife or civil partner, in the same household immediately before the date of the death and for at least two years before that date
- Any children (or other descendant) of the deceased, or person whom the deceased treated as a child of their marriage or civil partnership
- Any parent (or other ascendant) of the deceased, or person whom the deceased treated as a parent
- A brother, sister, uncle or aunt of the deceased or their lineal descendants
If you are unsure as to whether you are able to make a claim, please don’t hesitate to contact our expert team on 01332 897 222
Fatal accident compensation, how much will I receive?
Everyone’s circumstances are different, but at Dedicated Accident Solicitors our team will do our utmost to ensure that the appropriate level of compensation is recovered. When calculating the amount of compensation you are entitled to, certain factors will be taken into consideration, which may include:
- The pain or suffering your loved one experienced
- Any medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Loss of the deceased’s household income or services upon which a dependant relied
To discuss the specifics of a claim, contact our expert team of fatal injury solicitors today.
Is there a time limit for fatal injury compensation claims?
When it comes to fatal injuries, the time limit to claim compensation is usually 3 years from the date of death. This means that court proceedings must normally be issued within 3 years of the death of your loved one. Because of the time limits involved, which can sometimes vary depending on the circumstances of the case, it is important that you seek advice as soon as possible to avoid missing any deadlines.