Fatal Accident Solicitors for Nottinghamshire
Welcome to the Nigel Askew solicitors website. We are a firm of solicitors that specialise in serious injury and fatal accidents. Our fatal accident solicitors represent bereaved families across Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and the Midlands in serious and complex personal injury claims.
Our fatal accident claims specialists offer expert legal advice and guidance, as well as the deepest understanding of your loss. We have many years experience and understanding of the complex legal issues surrounding fatal accident claims and understand how difficult it is coping with the sudden loss of a loved one.
To speak with our compassionate team of expert solicitors regarding a new potential claim, please call us today on 01507 609027.
We are specialist Fatal Accident Solicitors
The unexpected loss of a loved one is completely devastating for both family and friends. When a family experiences loss as a result of someone else’s actions and negligence, the feeling of devastation can often be met with anger, frustration and an acute sense of injustice.
Our fatal accident solicitors understand that the death of a loved one can leave some families struggling to cope both emotionally and financially. No amount of financial compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one, however financial compensation can help you make vital adjustments to life, both in the short and long-term.
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 Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.
Can you claim on behalf of someone else?
We are regularly contacted by family members unsure of whether they are able to claim on behalf of a deceased member of their family.
With every new enquiry, we offer a free and no obligation initial phone consultation, during which we will ask you a series of questions to help us understand how the accident happened and listen to everything you want to tell us about your experience. At the end of our initial consultation, we will be able to give you an indication of whether we believe you can claim.
The questions that 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
- How the accident has impacted your life
We know that talking about an accident which has caused the death of a loved one can be distressing, which is why we attend clients in their own homes, rather than on the phone.
We regularly advise clients that if the fatal accident happened in England or Wales and the date of the accident was less than 3 years ago, then it is likely that we will be able to help you with a claim.
If your family member was fatally injured at work, on the road or on privately owned property then we can offer you advice.
The law involving fatal car accident claims
In the UK there is a legal act which 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.
Making a Fatal Accident Claim
Fatal accident claims are often complex and demanding because of the legal issues surrounding them so it is vital you instruct solicitors with the necessary expertise to overcome these complexities.
The team at Nigel Askew Solicitors have worked on serious and complex cases for many years and have the experience of obtaining substantial compensation awards following a fatal accident on behalf of bereaved families, whether the incident occurred on the road, at work or in other circumstances.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors
If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, call us today. Our understanding team of lawyers will guide you through the claim process with care and compassion.
We offer all new Nottinghamshire based clients an initial and no obligation phone consultation, during which we will discuss the circumstances surrounding your matter. We 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.
Call us today on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form to the right of this page and we will contact you at your convenience.
Our fatal accident solicitors represent clients across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and the midlands.
- 100% No Win No Fee Claims
- Free Initial Legal Advice
- Over 20 Year’s Experience
Call Us Today
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.