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Fatal Accident Compensation

If a family member, partner or close friend has passed away as a result of a fatal accident, you may wish to consult Cooks Legal as to what potential rights you may have on behalf of the victim’s estate. Understandably the emotional stress at such a time is overwhelming. In this painful situation, the thing that you will think about least is the claiming of compensation. In such unfortunate cases, Cooks Legal can provide great help in the form of legal advice and support; and you can get the Fatal Accident Compensation owed to the estate.    

There are many situations that can lead to fatal accidents. Accidents in public places, accidents on the road, accidents at the work place and medical negligence are some of the most common instances that can result in fatal accidents.

In the cases of claims for fatal accident compensation, they are split into two parts. The first part of the claim for compensation is solely based upon the pain and suffering endured by the deceased person as well as the loss of amenity which has been experienced. This vital aspect of the compensation claim virtually covers all the financial losses which are incurred up to the date of death from the date when injury took place. The downside of this claim is that it cannot be claimed in cases where death is instantaneous and no survival takes place inbetween. Further, it cannot be claimed where the deceased person does not regain any consciousness after accident.

Another crucial aspect of the compensation claim for fatal accidents is connected with the number of dependents connected to the deceased person. This claim is therefore claimed by those dependent persons. The compensation covers the losses of financial support that had been provided by the deceased to them. Dependents can be spouse, children, parents, grandchildren, grandparents or a partner who lived with the deceased person for more than two years. This claim covers losses from the date of the death of the victim.   
Fatal Accident Compensation is considered as your civil as well as legal right if blame for the accident may be attributed to a third party. Hence, assistance of Cooks Legal is always recommended in cases of fatal accidents. We can cater to the needs of the victim as well as the dependents’ needs in the most appropriate way.


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