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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming compensation for a fatal road accident


    Dangerous driving can cause a collision with another vehicle or it can cause a pedestrian or cyclist to be knocked over. The majority of road accidents cause serious injuries to those involved, but in the worst cases, there may be a fatality. Road accidents that involve a fatality are often caused by one or more people driving recklessly. This may be due to travelling at excessive speeds or it may be due to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The crash may only involve one vehicle, but someone could be thrown from the vehicle if they fail to wear a seatbelt. Poor decision making on the road is another cause of serious injuries and fatalities. Failing to look, driving while using a mobile phone or overtaking when there is not enough space can all cause accidents which could potentially kill someone.

    Simple road safety can prevent something like this from happening therefore all drivers should exercise it every time they travel on the road. Although there are many drivers who are careful on the road, they may come into contact with drivers who are not so careful. If a family member has been involved in a fatal road accident, you may need to speak with some representation after the incident.

    Fatal accidents and serious injuries

    Serious injuries from a road traffic accident can result in a spell in hospital for the sufferer. Those who are involved in a tragic accident which caused someone’s death may also be experiencing some trauma or PTSD. If the accident was caused by a reckless driver and one of your family or a friend was killed, you can contact the Accident Advice Helpline to discuss compensation for your unfortunate loss. Although we understand that money is no replacement for a loved one, we also know that you may be suffering some financial losses and you are also entitled to make this claim to compensate you for the trauma and loss you have suffered at the hands of another road user.

    How we can help you

    At Accident Advice Helpline, our team of sympathetic advisers will be able to handle your case with the care and sensitivity you need at a tragic time. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one because of a car accident that was someone else’s fault, some compensation may be able to help if you have incurred medical costs or costs of burying your family member. Call us free on our 24-hour helpline to discuss making a claim with our trustworthy experts.

    Date Published: November 11, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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