Fatal accident claims
Understanding your situation
We know that dealing with a client making a fatal accident claim involves understanding your situation and emotions. We will do everything we can to avoid making the process distressing for you. In order to begin your fatal accident claim, we will need to gather all the necessary evidence we need to support your fatal accident claim. You may also be entitled to make what is called a dependency claim. This is where a person has died leaving family members without the emotional and financial support that they would otherwise have received during that person’s life. Speak to our team today and we can assist you.
“If you have lost a loved one in an accident, we understand no amount of money can bring them back. We are here to help and advise you at all times.”
Russell Sutton, Serious Injury Solicitor and Senior Partner
We understand that dealing with the loss of a loved one is very difficult and the last thing on your mind will be compensation. That’s why our team are here to help you and guide you through your fatal accident claim.
We will need to establish how, when and where the incident took place, along with information on the injuries that were sustained by your loved one, including exactly how they died. We will also need to know whether there was any police attendance at the scene and whether an inquest took place. If you have any information about the person or people who may have been responsible for the accident and the name of and witnesses, this will also help us when putting together your case.
Gathering this information is crucial but we also understand that it can be quite distressing so if at any point you require guidance, support or assistance, contact our team and we can help.
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When dealing with any serious injury claim we must establish who was at fault. Fatal accident claims can sometimes be difficult as there is a lot more information needed in order for us to gain a full understanding of what happened. Once we have a full understanding of the circumstances, we can then determine what compensation you and your family may be entitled to.
We usually begin our fatal accident claim investigation by asking you to supply the relevant information about how the accident happened and what was found at any inquest. We will also need to know about how many living relatives the person had and who was financially dependent on them. It will be important to know if they were married and whether they had children. If they were not married, we will need to know if they had a civil partner or if they lived with a partner for over three years before they died. Details of their occupation and earnings will also be relevant to the claim.
If you are unable to provide all of the information or evidence we ask for in the first instance, don’t worry. We will help you to gather it along the way. We can then plan and put together your fatal accident claim. We will do everything we can to make sure the process through isn’t distressing, so if you do need any guidance, advice or help, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
We will need to establish the specific details of your situation. We may ask some of the following, depending on the type of accident;
- Was there an investigation by the person’s employer?
- Did the police attend the incident scene?
- Is there a police report?
- Did an inquest take place?
- Was a Health and Safety Executive involved?
- Has anyone been disciplined?
- Were there any witnesses?
What our clients say
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Establishing your claim
Use our eligibility calculator to see if you have a claim without making an enquiry.
Using our new eligibility calculator you can now determine whether or now you are eligible for a claim. We understand sometimes you just want to know without feeling the need to speak to someone and relive the specifics of what has happened.
We don’t collect the details from this form unless you submit an inquiry. Once you’ve completed the questions and got your results, regardless of the answer you may still want to speak to a professional for more advice and guidance. If that is the case the start your fatal accident claim today.
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Were you living with the deceased for 3 years or more before the accident?
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Do you believe the accident was someone else's fault?
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Did the accident occur in England or Wales?
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Did the deceased have any dependent children at the time of the accident?
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We were instructed to act on behalf of a lady whose partner was tragically killed in a road traffic accident. Our client had delayed seeking legal advice on the case for a number of years as she came to terms with her loss.
Investigations were carried out swiftly and after presenting all the evidence to the lawyers acting for the insurers of the fault driver, a settlement of several hundred thousand pounds was achieved for her and her young child, within 9 months of us receiving instructions.