A fatal accident can have devastating consequences for all those involved, especially for family members. It is of course particularly difficult for those who were dependent on the deceased.
We understand that claiming compensation will not be the first thought on the minds of those who have lost a loved one, but in many cases compensation will be essential to enable those left behind to carry on after the death.
Fatal accidents can be very complex as special rules apply about who can make a claim and what exactly can be claimed. As a general rule, if the accident was someone else’s fault, then the family and dependants of the deceased will be able to bring a claim.
In many cases the amount of compensation will be very significant, particularly if the deceased was the main breadwinner.
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s seasoned, friendly Personal Injury Team has many years of experience in dealing with this difficult and sensitive area.
Let us guide you and relieve you of some of the burdens you will face following the loss of a loved one.
If you do have a claim, Attwaters Jameson Hill will offer you a jargon-free consultation and assessment free of charge. We will obtain an interim payment from the responsible party’s insurers to assist with any financial hardship you have been caused and to pay for treatment made necessary by bereavement.
If we agree that your case is sufficiently strong, we will clearly explain the ways in which the costs may be covered, probably on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, before we start working together at a comfortable pace to achieve the outcome you deserve.
We will also help you through the complexities of administering the Will and Probate process, or clarify your position if no Will was made.