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Common Fatal Accidents

Fatal accidents greatly impact on the lives of victims family members. Thus, these types of cases need to be dealt with sensitively. The amount of compensation that you can claim can be substantial according to the circumstances of the case.

Types of Fatal accidents

Numerous events lead to fatal accidents. A few of the common fatal accidents include:

·                                 Vehicular accidents: Car collisions, airplane catastrophes, boat capsizing and pedestrian accidents in which the person driving, vehicle owners or manufacturers are blameworthy or fail to perform their assigned duties to ensure people’s safety.

·                                 Use of the defective product: According to the product liability laws, the designers, the manufacturers in addition to the distributors of any merchandise can be found liable for having flaws in the product, which causes severe injuries or even death of its users.

·                                 Medical malpractice: The health care experts have their individual standards to provide treatment to their sufferers. Any sort of misjudgement of their patients’ illness can be a cause in the fatal accident compensation claim.

·                                 Working or visiting perilous places: Several laws oblige the property owners or the employers to ensure the workers safety as well as the people that visit the specific property. If they do not maintain a risk free environment then it may give rise to legal proceedings if anyone dies on that property.

·                                 Animal attacks: The animal owners and handlers hold responsibility for their pets’ behaviour. If their pet attacks a person who as a result dies, in that situation they will be penalised according to the law.

The family of the victim who has died can pursue lawful actions so as to seek the entitled compensation. Cooks Legal are skilful and professional Solicitors who hold great experience in handling common fatal accident cases to get the entitled compensation amount. Cooks Legal take the case on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.

If the death was not instant, compensation can be brought for the suffering and pain experienced by the victim before the death, loss of wages before death and expenses incurred in the midst of victim’s accident and death. One of the largest aspects of the claim is the loss of monetary support since the death. Loss of benefits like pensions rights may also be raised when claiming for the entitled compensation.


Trip on highway
Mrs J tripped on a pothole whilst crossing a service road running parallel to a main road, fracturing her shoulder, wrist and ankle. The Council initially denied full liability for her accident alleging Mrs J was partly to blame for not avoiding the pothole. Cooks arranged a Conference with a barrister and on his advice rejected this. After intense negotiations Mrs J was awarded £17,000.00 she said:
"I had help from the start regarding my claim and found the advice very reassuring. I have never had to make a claim before so was apprehensive but you did a lot to alleviate my worries. Thanks again for all your help and support."
Mrs J from London