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Specialist Fatal Accident Lawyers

Fatal accidents can heavily impact family members if the deceased victim was the primary breadwinner of the family. The passing away of a family member will cause unanticipated suffering for the family members who are left without any kind of financial support. The family members suffer not only emotionally but may also endure suffering in terms of loss of an adequate income source. There are two dimensions to a fatal accident; first the claim may be filed by the dependents or secondly a claim may be filed for the person who has deceased. If as a dependent, one loses an earning family member due to the negligence of another person, then they are entitled to file a personal injury claim for the losses suffered.

The specialist fatal accident lawyers can help you get compensation for two parts of a fatal injury claim which are as follows;

·                                 The first portion of a fatal injury claim is given to a claimant for any kind of suffering or distress that a victim had suffered before death. If the victim had died immediately or was unconsciousness, then no compensation will be provided. This segment of the claim also incorporates a relief for any kind of personal injury losses that occur from the date of injury to death and interment expenses.

·                                 The second portion of a fatal accident claim was introduced under the Fatal Accidents Act of 1976 and under this section claims are awarded to the dependants of the deceased. Under this claim, the dependant can claim for a loss of monetary support, which can include an existing spouse or a same sex co-habitee who had been living with the deceased for at least two years. This co-resident can include children, grandchildren, grandparents and parents.

Cooks Legal are specialist fatal accident lawyers who can assist with the aggrieved dependents compensation claims. By filling an online claim form, victims can provide all the necessary details of the accident and their financial problems after the accident.
A dependant under this act can include the following people:

·                                 A former wife or husband of the passed away victim.

·                                 If the deceased was residing with a live in partner for at least two years prior to the time of death, then the partner is eligible for compensation.

·                                 A surviving child of the victim

·                                 A civil partner or former civil partner

A fatal accident claim can also be filed by specialist fatal accident lawyers in cases when the dependants were gaining an advantage from the services of the deceased like childcare, housework chores and other gratuitous services.


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