Losing a loved one in a car accident can be devastating for those close to them, particularly if the accident was not their fault. A death is never easy, even when it is expected because of illness or age, but for it to happen suddenly and unexpectedly through no fault of the victim can be soul destroying.
A car accident in South Lakeland, or elsewhere, is not always between two cars either, it could be:
- A motorcyclist hit by another road vehicle
- A bicyclist thrown from his bike by a pothole
- An accident between lorries or busses
- A multi vehicle pile up
- A pedestrian being knocked over
These are just a few suggestions of road traffic accidents that could cause fatalities, the are and endless number of ways it could happen. Just imagine a cyclist being hit by an HGV, they would not stand a chance of survival.
Claiming compensation for a car accident in South Lakeland
If someone close to you has been killed in any sort of car accident in South Lakeland, or any other sort of accident anywhere else in the country, the nearest and dearest could be entitled to compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that no amount of money will bring them back, but the financial problems encountered after a death could be made a little easier by the compensation.
Paying for the things the deceased used to do
To some extent, if the deceased was the main breadwinner of the household, the family will know fairly quickly what income they have lost each month. But what if the deceased was a housewife, husband or parent? The cost of paying someone to do all the jobs a homemaker in this position did can be astronomical, childcare costs alone can be very high. Then there is the cleaning, the washing and ironing the cooking, the sewing and untold other jobs that it is not always realised are done because the homemaker sees it has part of their role.
Unless the breadwinner is a high earner, the cost of doing all these jobs will far out way what they earn, which is why many spouses in this situation find it cheaper to give up work and take over the role themselves.
Whether it is lost income or the cost of getting jobs done, it is all reclaimable as part of a fatal injury claim, not just for the past, but accounting for the future as well.
No money needed to start the claim
Accident Advice Helpline are the law firm you should contact to make a fatal injury compensation claim. We have the experience and knowledge required to have the best chance of a successful claim and we will not ask the family for any money to start work on the case.
Our advisors are highly trained and friendly. They will deal with the family with compassion while making sure that everything is in order for the claim to go ahead. You can contact them on our freephone number, which is 0800 689 0500.
Or you can try the 30-second test on our website. This firstly will let you know if you qualify for a claim and secondly will let you know a rough idea of the amount of compensation you may receive.
Date Published: 10th June 2014