An expert team of legal advisers ready to help after a fatal accident in Lincoln
If a loved one of dies early in their life, because of an accident that wasn’t their fault, then this can be devastating for the people left behind. The anger and resentment families must feel when they know the the death was so unnecessary can only add to the grief and make it worse.
Making accident claims will be the last thing on their mind, but really should be considered to ensure that the guilty party pays for what they have done, through negligence, malpractice, or any other type of misdeed.
This sort of situation can leave the bereaved family with severe financial problems, no matter what the age of the victim, or their contribution to the family. Replacing their income, or covering the costs of the things they once did, can be horrendous at a time when the family has more than enough trauma to cope with. Read on to find out what you need to know about claiming after a fatal accident in Lincoln.
Making accident claims for a fatality
At Accident Advice Helpline we do realise that no amount of money will bring your loved one back, but compensation can help ease the immediate financial problems, and make the family more financially secure for the future.
Making accident claims in Lincoln for a fatality will be kept as simple and efficient as possible by our lawyers, who will make sure that every area of the situation is looked at as quickly as possible.
How fatal accidents happen
There is no limit to the number of ways people lose there lives through no fault of their own, just a few examples being:
- A work related accident
- Severe food poisoning
- A slip, trip, or fall accident
- Medical negligence
- A road traffic accident
- An industrial illness or disease
The time limits for making accident claims in Lincoln, or anywhere else
Generally, the time limit for making a personal injury claim is 3 years.
For a fatal accident claim, there are some exceptions to this particular rule, for example:
- In the cases of industrial illness or disease the victim might not have been aware of the problem being connected to a particular employment until many years later. The family has three years from the date of death to make the claim.
- Criminal injury compensation claims have a two year time limit.
- If the injuries sustained mean that the victim does not die immediately but survives for a length of time up to three years after the accident, then the period for claiming is three years from the date of death, not the accident.
How we can help the family
At Accident Advice Helpline you will find friendly and compassionate advisers ready to assist you all they can. We can give you all the advice you need regarding the fatal accident in Lincoln.
Simply call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Or if you would prefer, you can get started online. Take the quick and easy 30-second test via our website.
At a time when the purse strings may already be stretched, the family will not be asked for any money to start a claim.
We work on the no win no fee basis, so they will not be asked for any money if the claim is lost either.
Date Published: 19th June 2014