Making a fatal injury claim with an injury lawyer in Leven
Leven is a seaside town in Fife, set in the east Central Lowlands of Scotland. According to an estimate taken in 2008, Leven has a population of 8,850. The origin of the name “Leven” comes from the Pictish word for “flood”. The nearby Loch Leven, being the flood lake, was the name given to both the river and town.
The way of life is that we are born, live our life and then die. This applies to the residents of Leven, just like anywhere else in the world. When a loved one does die, the family is naturally very upset. But if that death was unnecessary, caused by someone else’s fault or negligence, the effects can be devastating. As hard as it is, the family really should consider contacting an injury lawyer in Leven.
Who should make the claim and speak to the injury lawyer in Leven?
UK law says that anyone who was dependent on the deceased can make a personal injury claim. This may be:
- 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
- An ex-husband or wife
Whoever among these can show they were dependent should contact the injury lawyer in Leven.
The sorts of things you can claim for
The amount is made up of several factors when you use a fatal accident injury lawyer in Leven, these include:
- Loss of income for the future; this would be a higher figure for a younger person on the assumption they had more years left to work
- 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
- Probate costs
How do you make a 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 fatal injury claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help – we will deal with all these large organisations for you. Our 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 the claims have been for fatal accident compensation.
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. Or you can try our 30-second test which will give you some indication of the amount you may receive.
Date Published: 1st October 2013
Author: David Brown