A fatal injury is the worst possible outcome for any road traffic accident, with devastating consequences for the victim’s family.
Croftons Solicitors can provide sensitive support and guidance at this time, working hard to ensure that you receive compensation to go some way towards recovering from the trauma of a loved one being involved in a fatal car accident.
Elements of a Fatal Accident Claim
Victim’s claim compensation
If the deceased individual would have been subject to pain and suffering prior to passing away, it may be possible to make a victim’s claim for compensation.
If they received hospital treatment prior to passing away, you may also claim compensation for any expenses you incurred during this time such as travel to and from the hospital. Funeral costs will also be considered.
Dependent’s claim for compensation
If the victim of a fatal accident that occurred as a result of another individual’s negligence had dependents, they may be eligible to claim for continued financial support.
Those eligible for compensation include parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren.
The total compensation award would be scaled against the amount they would have received from the deceased individual if they were still alive.
Statutory award for bereavement
This is a statutory amount payable by the party at fault to the family of the deceased individual. This amount can be received by the spouse, children or partner of the deceased.
To get in touch with Croftons Solicitors regarding a fatal accident claim, fill in the online contact form or call us free on 0800 2800 094.
Our team will be on hand to provide the guidance you need to get the maximum amount of compensation, in a sensitive and caring manner.