Injury Solicitors in Dorchester
Fatal accidents happen all the time in the UK, road traffic accidents alone account for an average of 5 deaths a day. To find out that you have lost someone close in an accident that was not their fault can be devastating and some people never recover from their loss.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was not their fault some time in the last three years, you may want to consider making a fatal injury claim with the help of injury solicitors in Dorchester. 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.
Why injury solicitors in Dorchester can help
When a life is lost there are always financial implications to consider as well as all the emotional problems attached to a death. If the deceased was the main wage earner, or a housewife and mother, there will either be a loss of income or extra money to find for childcare and housekeeping. Letting injury solicitors in Dorchester make a fatal injury claim can help alleviate those problems and give the family some financial security.
The relatives who can make a claim
UK law says that anyone who was dependent on the deceased can make a fatal injury claim. This could be:
- A husband or ex husband
- A wife or ex wife
- A civil partner or former civil partner
- Someone they had been living with as husband and wife for at least two years
- A parent
- 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
Part of the claim settlement would be for statutory bereavement costs, which can only be paid once. If more than one relative proves they were dependent on the deceased the amount is shared equally between them.
Items that can be claimed for
There are many other things to consider when making the claim and they all need to be accounted for, such as:
- The pain and suffering of the deceased if they were aware of pain before they died
- Funeral costs
- Probate costs
- The loss of their income which would, to a large extent depend on their age, the death of a younger person equating to a larger loss of income
- 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.
Accident Advice Helpline has compassion
We are fully aware that no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of your loved one, but it can make life a little easier for the future. We understand the trauma and stress you will have already suffered and will make sure you suffer no more because of a fatal injury claim. You will find the advisers at Accident Advice Helpline to be compassionate and friendly, there to help you all they can. The freephone helpline number is 0800 689 0500 for landlines and 0333 500 0933 for mobile phones.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Dorset
Date Published: 14th December 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Dorchester
Accident Advice Helpline: Dorchester
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