Can I make a fatal accident injury claim in Ringwood?
Losing a loved one through illness it is bad enough, but if that loved one dies through the fault or negligence of someone else, there are feelings of resentment and anger on top of your dreadful loss, which make the grieving process a whole lot harder.
The finances need sorting
Once they are over the initial shock of the death, the family needs to consider their financial situation, particularly if the deceased was the main breadwinner. How are they going to pay the bills, feed and clothe the children? No amount of money can replace the person they have lost, but life could be made a little easier for them if they were financially stable, and this is where they need to make an injury claim in Ringwood.
What makes you eligible to make a claim?
UK law states that any dependent can make a fatal accident injury claim in Ringwood. This could include:
- A civil partner;
- A former civil partner of the deceased;
- A person who had been living with the deceased as a husband or wife for at least two years;
- A parent;
- A child;
- Brothers and sisters;
- Uncles and aunts;
- Nephews, nieces and cousins;
- A husband or wife; or
- An ex-husband or wife.
How is the amount decided for the fatal accident compensation claim?
The amount is made up of several factors when you make a fatal accident injury claim in Ringwood. These include:
- Loss of income for the future. This would be a higher figure for a younger person on the assumption that they had more years left to work;
- Statutory bereavement damages;
- The costs of other things the deceased would have done, such as DIY or childcare;
- The pain and suffering of the deceased if they were conscious of pain before they died;
- Funeral expenses; and
- Probate costs.
How do you make the fatal accident compensation claim?
This is an extremely difficult time for the bereaved family without having to go through the processes of dealing with insurance companies, the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau or some other large organisation that will be responsible for paying your injury claim in Ringwood. Accident Advice Helpline are here to help – we will deal with all these large organisations for you.
Our in-house solicitors are experienced and knowledgeable about all types of injuries from all types of accidents, and among the many thousands of claimants we have already helped, unfortunately a lot of them have been fatal accident compensation claims. We operate on a no win no fee basis, which means that no money is needed to start the claim. This can be especially important if the family are already struggling for cash.
On our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, you will find friendly and compassionate advisors. They will speak to you in confidence, give you free advice, and if you then decide you wish to proceed with the claim, they will start the process for you.
Date Published: 15th September 2013
Author: David Brown