Losing a family member or loved one in a motor accident is a devastating and traumatic time for anyone to have to go through. This is made all the more difficult to deal with when someone else was at fault for the accident, and this can often lead to the family feeling anger and resentment toward the person responsible.
Though we at Accident Advice Helpline know that no amount of money will replace the loss of a loved one, we also appreciate that it may give the family some feeling of satisfaction to know that the person responsible for their loss is actually being held responsible.
Sadly, we see many cases of fatal collisions and are well-experienced in fighting for compensation for the bereaved relatives. At Accident Advice Helpline we adopt a caring and sympathetic approach when it comes to dealing with your claim, and we will advise you as to whether you are eligible to claim and will take responsibility for collecting the data and evidence we need to support your case. This all means you have peace of mind knowing that it is all being taken care of for you.
Causes of fatal collisions
There are many reasons why severe and fatal collisions occur, including:
- Drivers speeding, driving carelessly and not paying attention when on the road
- Drivers failing to notice cyclists or motorcyclists and having to swerve to avoid hitting them
- Drivers ignoring the rules of the road, doing things like running red lights, pulling out when it is not their right of way or turning in a direction that is not allowed
- Drivers being tired and unable to concentrate at the wheel
- Poorly maintained roads with potholes, unsuitable lighting or damage
For the collision to have fatal consequences, the accident will usually occur when the vehicle(s) involved are travelling at higher speeds, though this is not always the case.
Compensation for bereaved relatives
If you have recently lost someone you love in a car accident, and the incident was not your loved one’s fault, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
The amount you receive will vary and depend on a variety of factors; however, having suffered bereavement it will often be the case that a larger compensation settlement will be recommended.
Our expert team at Accident Advice Helpline are on call to answer any questions you might have about your claim, whether you are eligible to claim and how much you could be owed.
Call 0800 689 0500 today to speak to our friendly team and get the ball rolling on your compensation claim.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Fatal accident claims