Fatal Accident Claim Solicitors for Grimsby
Welcome to Nigel Askew Solicitors, we are a firm of lawyers that specialise in representing bereaved families in Grimsby and across Lincolnshire in fatal accident claims for compensation.
With over 20 years of experience, our team of specialist lawyers can offer you expert legal advice and guidance relating to making a personal injury claim.
With our experience, we understand how difficult it can be to cope with the sudden and unexpected loss of someone close to you, which is why we will handle your claim with the deepest respect and understanding of your loss.
We offer all new Grimsby based clients a free and no obligation initial phone consultation, during which we will listen to you and advise you on the prospects of a claim. To speak with us now please call us on 01507 609027 or alternatively please complete the form on this page and let us know the most convenient time for one of our solicitors to call you.
We are a local firm of solicitors that you can trust.
Fatal Accident Claims in Grimsby and the surrounding areas
When you experience the sudden loss of a loved one due to someone else’s actions, whether that be an employer or another road user, the feeling of devastation can often be met with anger, frustration and an acute sense of unfairness.
In the immediate aftermath of such traumatic news, making a claim for financial compensation can often seem like the last thing on your mind. However, financial compensation can help support you and your family to make vital adjustments to your life and help achieve a sense of justice on your family’s behalf.
At Nigel Askew Solicitors, we have many years experience in dealing with serious and fatal accident claims and from our base in Louth, we are able to represent families across Grimsby and the surrounding areas so whether you live in Grimsby itself or in the neighbouring towns and villages such as Cleethorpes, Stallingborough, Waltham, Humberston, Laceby, Caistor and everywhere in between.
The Law involving Fatal Accident Claims
In England & Wales there is a law that covers fatal accidents called The Fatal Accidents Act 1976. Under the provisions of this law, the dependents of someone killed in an accident which was not their fault are entitled to make a claim for financial compensation.
The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 defines a ‘dependent’ as:
- A spouse or former spouse.
- Someone cohabiting with the deceased as husband, wife or civil partner for a minimum of two years prior to the accidental death.
- Children by blood plus adopted children and those who become a legal part of the family via marriage or civil partnership.
- Parents or older relatives, including grandparents, great grandparents and those acting as a parent, such as a step-parents or a guardian.
- Immediate family like brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews and aunts or uncles.
You may also be able to claim a statutory award for bereavement, under the Fatal Accident Act, which is paid by the other side’s insurance company. This payment is made to the surviving spouse, regardless of any dependency claim.
If it was your partner who suffered a fatal accident, you could claim as a dependent if you were partially or entirely financially reliant on them. To discuss this in more detail please call our Fatal Accident solicitors now on 01507 609027.
How do I start a claim?
The solicitors at Nigel Askew Solicitors can represent you and your family in a claim, on a No Win No Fee basis.
As with every new serious injury or fatal accident enquiry we receive, we will offer you a free phone consultation with one of our friendly solicitors.
We will ask you a number of questions and listen to everything you want to tell us about the accident that led to the unexpected loss of your loved one.
So that we can build a picture of the circumstances that led to the accident, the questions we will ask you include:
- The date and location of the accident
- How the accident happened
- Who was involved in the accident
- Whether someone was at fault for the accident
- Whether the police were involved
- How the accident has impacted your life
At the end of our initial consultation, we will be able to give you an indication of whether we believe you may be able to make a claim.
We understand that talking about an accident which has caused the death of a loved one can be distressing, which is why we regularly attend clients in their own homes, rather than on the phone.
To discuss a Grimsby fatal accident claim with one of our lawyers, call us now on 01507 609027.
Time limits for making a claim
The law in England & Wales states that there is a strict 3 year period from the date of the accident in which you are able to make a claim.
We recommend to all of our clients to not delay and risk being unable to claim compensation that is rightfully yours.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors
If your family member was fatally injured at work, on the road or on privately owned property then our specialist solicitors can advise you on a claim. Our understanding team of lawyers will guide you through the claim process with care and compassion.
We offer all new Grimsby based clients an initial and no obligation phone consultation and regularly attend clients at their homes to take statements and sign our initial pack of client care documents, which is often less stressful than attending our offices.
To speak with our Grimsby Fatal Accident Claims team, call us today on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form on this page and our solicitors will contact you at your convenience. Please indicate the best time for us to call you within your enquiry.
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The Claimant was involved in a serious accident when she was hit by a lorry at a road junction.
Our client sustained multiple injuries when the vehicle he was travelling in collided with another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.