Fatal Accident Lawyers
Specialist fatal accident lawyers to support you and your family
The death of a loved one in an accident is extremely hard to come to terms with. Of course claiming compensation will not be top of your priorities. But in time it could help ease the financial difficulties that can arise after a death in the family. If you are in this situation, our specialist fatal accident lawyers are here to help.
Our APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited fatal accident lawyers are here to help you through this challenging time, working with you to make things a bit easier by giving you professional, jargon-free advice. We understand that winning fatal accident compensation will not take away the pain, but may ease any financial difficulties you face.
With offices in St Austell, Truro, Falmouth, Newquay, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance and Holsworthy, we can provide free initial advice over the phone or face-to-face, in a location near to your work or home.
Offering support with fatal accident claims
Our specialist personal injury solicitors understand that each fatal accident claim is unique and offer personal, supportive advice to help you through the process.
Larger sums are often awarded for fatal accident claims where individuals were financially dependent on the victim, including a spouse or children. In such cases the loss of a loved one can have huge financial repercussions for the family, adding to the emotional stress. The loss of income and individual care requirements of the dependents are taken into consideration when awarding fatal accident compensation for these cases.
Some claimants are eligible for a statutory bereavement award of £12,980. This includes spouses or civil partners and parents where the deceased was under 18 and unmarried.
Representing you at a fatal accident inquest
Sometimes the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident are unclear and an inquest will be held to establish more information about the accident. We know that attending an inquest can be daunting. Our specialist fatal accident lawyers can represent you at the inquest and help guide you through the process. We will work hard to ensure your voice is heard and will offer you advice on how to proceed once an outcome has been reached.
No win no fee fatal accident claims
Some fatal accident claims are eligible for a no win no fee funding agreement, which means:
- If you win your case your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any legal costs not paid by your opponent and the lawyer’s success fee will be deducted from the fatal accident compensation that you receive.
- If you lose your case, you won’t pay anything.
How long do I have to make a fatal accident claim?
You usually have three years from the date of the fatal accident to pursue a claim. There are some exceptions, which we can advise you on.
Speak to us as soon as you can, so our fatal accident lawyers can start helping you through the process of claiming compensation and getting you any other support you may need.