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Fatal Accident Law

According to the Fatal Accident Law the court will provide compensation for injuries that have resulted in the death of the victim. The court can award the deceased family the cost of economical and other losses suffered by them.

It is understandable that due to the shock and sorrow of losing a family member, theydo not think to consider making a compensation claim; in that case you might need the help of Cooks Legal to help pursue the claim in this difficult time. In any fatal accident claim the evidence is very crucial in order to successfully pursue a compensation claim. Cooks Legal will help to pursue the compensation claim. The court will require extensive details and documents that are related to the victim’s death, without such evidence there will be difficulty proving the case in court. Cooks Legal will assist you with all the legalities that are related to the compensation claim and will update you as your case develops. According to Fatal Accident Law a claim can be made for any kind of monetary benefit the family was receiving from the deceased.

Sometimes it becomes difficult to trace the person who is at fault especially in the road traffic accidents that involve hit and runs. When bringing a compensation claim it is important to have some strong evidence including for instance eyewitnesses that the police may have spoken to. It is the responsibility of Cooks Legal to deal with the police and the court in the handling of your compensation claim. Some of the evidence can be collected through CCTV or speed cameras. Cooks Legal will get all this evidence by contacting the relevant departments like the highway agency.

If the person who was to blame for the accident cannot be traced in these circumstance the claim is required to be made to the Motor Insurance Bureau which is an agency that deals with compensation claims related to road accidents that took place by uninsured or untraced drivers. In cases where the reason for the accident is the negligence of the authority like the highway agency or any local committee, then Cooks Legal will pursue the fatal accident claim against that agency. For further information about fatal accident and whether you may be entitled to compensation you can contact Cooks Legal.


Mrs B was crossing a pedestrian crossing pushing her grandson in a baby buggy when she was knocked to the ground by a car driven by the defendant. The accident caused a complex fracture to her right foot.   Liability was denied as both parties claimed the lights were in their favour. At trial Cooks were successful in proving Mrs B’s case and she was awarded £90,000.00.
"I would like to thank you and all your staff for your courtesy and professionalism in what has been a very distressing time for us all..."
Mrs B from London