There is an old saying that the only two things you can be certain of in life is death and taxes. When death happens, anyone that is left behind is naturally upset; even when death is expected, it is still heartbreaking. Just think, though, if the family and friends were told a loved one had been killed in an accident that was the fault of another person. The impact could be soul destroying, and feelings of anger and resentment would be natural.
Once the initial shock has passed, the family will have to consider many other things depending on what part the deceased played within their unit. Were they the main breadwinner, or the one who looked after the house and children? Whatever their role was, they will be sadly missed and somehow the family has to carry on life without them.
No amount of money can replace them, but it can help replace the lost wages or pay for extra childcare. It can give the family financial stability, which will be just one of the worries off their minds. One of the family should contact no win no fee Cardiff lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline. They are compassionate and sympathetic, and will do all they can to keep any further stress away from the bereaved family.
No win no fee Cardiff lawyers explain the criteria and who can make a fatal injury claim
As with any personal injury claim, the accident and consequences have to fit certain rules to be able to make a claim for compensation. The accident must have happened within the last three years and it must have been the fault of someone else. If someone close to you died in these circumstances, you may be able to make a fatal injury claim, although the law specifies who can do this. The claimant has to have been dependent on the deceased and should be:
- A spouse or former spouse;
- A civil partner or former civil partner;
- Someone who lived with the deceased for more than two years;
- A parent;
- A child;
- Someone who was treated as a child of the family in relation to marriage; or
- A person who is a brother, sister, uncle or aunt.
Making a fatal injury claim with no win no fee Cardiff lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are here to help the family at this very distressing time. You will find our advisors to be friendly and compassionate, and they will assist you all they can, as well as starting the claim if you wish to proceed. You can contact them on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from mobile.
The no win no fee Cardiff lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline have dealt with many fatal injury claims. They have the knowledge and expertise you need to maximise the amount of compensation awarded.
On our website, there is a 30-second test which will give you some rough guide to the amount you may be awarded if your claim were to be successful.