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No Win No Fee Fatal Accident Claim

Fatal accidents are clearly traumatic events for the families of victims and making a compensation claim is a complex matter. As in other compensation claims, here also it needs to be proved that the fatal injury or death was caused by the negligence of the third party. It is also essential to establish that the victim was entitled to claim the compensation themselves at the time of fatal injury. In addition, the claimants need to prove that they have suffered economic loss due to the fatal accident.

The Fatal Accidents Act of 1976 allows the claims to be brought by the dependants of individuals who have suffered fatal accidents as a result of the negligent act of another party. The Act defines dependants to include grandchildren, spouse, parents and children. These dependants will be entitled to the no win no fee fatal accident claim. However, any individual wishing to pursue the claim needs to have been dependant to some level on the income of the sufferer.

The no win no fee fatal accident claim can be brought for different conditions including:

·                                 Loss of the economic support since the fatal accident and this is considered to be the largest factor of the claim

·                                 In case the death from fatal accidents was not immediate, the claims can be brought for the sufferer’s pain prior to the death, the income loss and the medical expenses incurred between the period of victim’s death and accident

·                                 Loss of the fringe advantages like the pension rights

·                                 Loss of the gratuitous services offered by the victim like childcare or domestic assistance

·                                 Damage suffered to any asset as a result of such accidents

Obviously, compensation claims can have numerous complications; it is always a better option to seek professional help in order to get the right amount of compensation. But the most important thing that needs to be considered before filing the case is that the accident must have occurred within three years of the claim being issued at court. When a claim is being sought for economic loss or expenses, it is important to provide satisfactory evidence to support the amount that is being claimed from the negligent party. Consequently, if any of your family members have been the victim of a fatal accident due to the mistake of some other person you can pursue a claim and get an adequate amount of compensation for the loss incurred.


Cyclist knocked over by car
Mr G was knocked off his bicycle by a car pulling out of a side road, fracturing his left leg. The defendant insurers blamed him for the accident alleging he had ridden on the pavement and not given way to their car. Cooks obtained photographs and sketch plans of the accident site and agreed with Mr G to issue his claim. As soon as the documents were lodged with the Court, the defendant insurers accepted liability and settled the claim in the sum of £5,420.58. He said:
"Excellent service – I cannot thank you enough for all the help and advice that I received from my Solicitor. No regrets choosing Cooks Legal 100%."
Mr G from Middlesex