It is a tragic fact that many people are killed in fatal accidents every year, leaving behind devastated families.
If a member of your family has been involved in a fatal accident which was someone else’s fault, the family may be entitled to compensation. Please call us on 0800 014 8727 to discuss your case, or alternatively, fill out the simple form opposite and we will call you back at a time convenient to you.
More Information of Fatal Accidents
Pursuing a claim for compensation will not be the first thing on the minds on families who have suffered a tragic loss but the families’ financial needs will need to be addressed eventually.
There are complex rules which determine what can be claimed for arising from a death, and by whom. Broadly speaking there are three types of claim that can be made:
- A claim on behalf of the estate for financial losses such as funeral expenses and damage to any property (such as a car or a bike or car that was damaged) etc;
- A claim for bereavement compensation can be made by the wife or husband of the deceased, or the parents if the deceased under 18. The amount that can be claimed for bereavement is set by statute and is currently £11,800;
- Finally a claim can be made where the deceased has left people who were financially dependent upon him or her.
Fatal accident claims are complex, and should be put in the hands of an experienced solicitor. Our solicitors have successfully represented the families of people who have been killed in accidents. In particular, our solicitors represented the widow and her family in what is believed to be the largest fatal accidents settlement in UK legal history to date, arising from the 1999 Ladbroke Grove/Paddington rail disaster.
Call us now
For expert advice on the application the law relating to fatal accident claims, please contact one of our specialist solicitors on 0800 014 8727. The call is free and you will speak to a qualified and experienced solicitor, who will be more than happy to discuss the details of your case with you. Alternatively fill out the form to the right and we will call you back.
Personal injury claim form
Please fill in the form below as accurately as possible, using the box at the end to provide additional information. Please then indicate when you would like us to call you back to discuss your case. All fields marked with * are mandatory.
Please check our information for your claim page before submitting your form.