Were you involved in a recent accident that was caused by someone else? Accident Advice Helpline can connect you with an experienced injury lawyer in the Isle of Colonsay who can help you to make a claim.
How can an injury lawyer in the Isle of Colonsay help with a fatal accident?
The Isle of Colonsay is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The ancestral home of Clan Macfie and the Colonsay branch of Clan MacNeil, it is in the council area of Argyll and Bute and has an area of 4,074 hectares.
If you live on the Isle of Colonsay and you lose a loved one, through no fault of their own, in an accident or because of a crime, the effect on the family can be devastating. Grief is bad enough to deal with on its own, without the knowledge that your loved would still be alive if it were not for the fault or negligence of someone else. The responsible party should be accountable for their actions and the family should use a fatal injury lawyer in the Isle of Colonsay.
Why could it be so important to use an injury lawyer?
If the deceased was the main breadwinner of the household, the financial consequences of the loss can be awful for the family. If there are children or anyone else that was dependent on their income, how will they manage without it? If the deceased was, for instance, a househusband whilst his wife worked, who will look after the children now and how will the childcare costs be funded? These are situations the family need to consider and why they should use a fatal injury lawyer.
Who can make the claim?
Anyone who was dependent on the deceased can use a fatal injury lawyer in the Isle of Colonsay.
This could be:
- A child or a child that lived with the family and was treated as their own by the deceased
- Brothers and sisters
- Uncles and aunts
- Nieces, nephews and cousins
- A husband or ex-husband
- A wife or ex-wife
- A civil partner or former civil partner
- A parent
How much do they pay?
The first part of the claim would be statutory bereavement damages. This is only paid once, so if more than one person claims to have been dependent on the deceased, the amount is shared between them. There are many other things to consider when making the claim, such as:
- The loss of their income which would to a large extent depend on their age
- The costs that will have to be paid for someone else to do the jobs they used to do like car maintenance, DIY, gardening, childcare etc.
- The pain and suffering of the deceased if they were aware of pain before they died
- Funeral costs
- Probate costs
We will take the strain off the family by making the claim
No amount of financial compensation can ease the grief the family will be suffering. What it can do is stop the worry about every day living, feeding the children, paying the household bills and any other financial commitments they may have.
A member of the family should contact our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of our advisors. They can connect you with a local injury lawyer in the Isle of Colonsay. We are a national firm with over 15 years’ experience and a team of personal injury experts. They are friendly and compassionate and will start the claim immediately.
Date Published: 29th September 2013
Author: David Brown