Fatal Accident Solicitors
Losing a loved one in an accident is a tragedy which affects each family in a different way. Each case is complex and requires specialist advice. At Nigel Askew Solicitors, we understand that no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved family member. We also understand that sometimes compensation is not as important as getting to the truth of the circumstances surrounding the fatality and ultimately seeing justice done.
Can I claim compensation for the death of a loved one?
If you have lost a family member in an accident due to the actions of a 3rd party, then you may be entitled to compensation. This is probably the last thing on your mind at such a time, but is important to think of your financial stability, especially if it is the “bread winner” that has lost their life.
Types of compensation available
Our experienced fatal injury solicitors can advise you on your options for compensation for:
- The pain & suffering of the deceased
- Loss of income to dependents
- Funeral expenses
- Probate costs
- Who qualifies as a dependent?
A dependent can be either a spouse or ex-spouse, a person who was living with the deceased for at least the last 2 years, a child or a parent of the deceased or another close family member.
Statutory bereavement award
A bereavement award is made following the death of a person involved in accident that is wholly or partly someone else’s fault. This award is outside of any other claims that the family may make.
Currently this award is set at £12,980 and can only be claimed by a surviving spouse or civil partner or a parent if the deceased is a child below the age of 18.
Specialist Fatal Accident Solcitors
If you have lost a family member due to an accident that was not their fault, please contact our expert fatal accident solicitors today on 01507 609027 or submit our online enquiry form for a free, no-obligation consultation about your case. We deal with cases on a No Win No Fee basis with no hidden charges.
- 100% No Win No Fee Claims
- Free Initial Legal Advice
- Over 20 Year’s Experience
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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.