Injury lawyer in Quorn
Accidents in which people are injured, sometimes seriously, are traumatic and can be life changing, but when someone dies in an accident the effects on friends and family of a needless death can be soul destroying. Everyone knows that we have to die some time — it is the only certainty of life. But for that to happen prematurely through someone else’s negligence or recklessness can leave the bereaved family not only grieving for their loved one, but also feeling very resentful, angry and revengeful towards the guilty party.
The law says that in this situation, the person who caused the accident should compensate the family. We, and the law, know that no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, but financial problems will at least be one less worry, particularly if the loved one was a parent. The roof needs to be kept over their heads, they need feeding and clothing, and should still be able to have some of the treats children have.
If you and your family find yourself in this awful situation, one of you should call the friendly and compassionate advisors at Accident Advice Helpline. We will discuss the accident and resulting death with you, tell you all the pros and cons, then without any pressure let you decide if you want the claim to continue. If you do, an injury lawyer in Quorn will handle the fatal injury claim with as little hassle as possible for the family.
An injury lawyer in Quorn can deal with dependents
An injury lawyer in Quorn legally can deal with any of the dependents of the deceased, and the law specifies these to be:
- A husband or wife;
- An ex-husband or wife
- A civil partner of the deceased;
- 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; and
- Nephews, nieces and cousins.
Deciding on the amount
A fatal injury claim will include a set amount for the actual death, but there are so many other things to be accounted for — things for the future that the loved one perhaps would have financed through their income. At Accident Advice Helpline, our solicitors, who all work on a no win no fee basis, would look at every aspect of the accident and the effects of the life of those left behind. This would include things such as:
- The pain and suffering of the deceased if they were conscious of pain before they died;
- Funeral expenses;
- Probate costs;
- Loss of income for the future, which would be a higher figure for a younger person on the assumption they had more years left to work;
- Statutory bereavement damages; and
- The costs of other things the deceased would have done, such as DIY or childcare.
Accident Advice Helpline will handle the fatal injury claim as quickly as we can to keep the stress down for the family. We can be contacted on 0800 689 0500 or online.