Accidents can happen at any place and any time, and people are injured, sometimes seriously. They can be very traumatic and life changing for some victims. Occasionally, a death can occur from one of these accidents and the effects can be devastating to the remaining family members.
We all know that we have to die at some point, but for that to happen prematurely because of someone else’s negligence can leave the family members not only full of grief, but also feeling angry and vengeful towards the person that was guilty.
According to the law, it says that in this situation the guilty party should compensate the grieving family. But 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 of young children. 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 such as days out or toys.
If you or someone else you know, find themselves in this awful situation, you should call the friendly and compassionate advisers at Accident Advice Helpline. They will discuss the accident with you and then, without any pressure, let you decide if you want the claim to continue. If you do, a personal injury lawyer will handle the fatal injury claim, and will do this quickly and efficiently with as little hassle as possible for the grieving family.
A personal injury lawyer can legally deal with any of the dependants of the deceased, and the law specifies these to be:
- A parent
- A child
- Brothers and sisters
- 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
- Uncles and aunts
- Nephews, nieces and cousins
The fatal compensation claim
There are so many things to account for when you are dealing with a fatal injury claim, but it will include a set amount for the actual death, 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. Things such as:
- The pain and suffering of the deceased if they were conscious of pain before they died
- Statutory bereavement damages
- The costs of other things the deceased would have done such as DIY or childcare
- Funeral expenses
- Probate costs
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Kirkmichael
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a personal injury lawyer in Kirkmichael they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Kirkmichael look no further than this expert service.
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 free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or through our website.