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Sueing for Wrongful Death

If the death of an individual occurs in a fatal accident which is the fault of someone else, the death of the victim concerned is termed as wrongful death. In such cases, the relatives and the family members of the deceased are able to pursue compensation for wrongful death.

These accidents may occur due to medical malpractice, road accidents, faulty consumer products or because of inefficient and defective work equipment at the workplace. Sueing for wrongful death is the legal right of family members of the victim. Though many people will not think to do this immediately after the passing of a loved one, it is necessary to claim to ensure the family is financially secure.

The compensation that the family members receive primarily comprises medical costs that the family incurred in the treatment of the victim if they were hospitalised, damages for the pain and suffering the victim went through, subsequent funeral costs, a bereavement award and dependency awards. This also includes the money that the deceased might have earned during his/ her lifetime until retirement along with the pension loss suffered and costs associated with childcare, and household expenses which the victim was responsible for.  

In sueing for wrongful death, it is necessary to claim within the time span of three years, otherwise the court will not allow you to pursue your claim. Hiring fatal accidents Solicitors will assist in pursuing the case as they are aware of all the procedures and stages that are involved in such cases. They can also help in finding the witnesses and evidences to prove the case before the court. Cooks Legal attempt to simplify the process for the client and act on a no win no fee basis whereby the client receives 100% of their award.


Miss G was a passenger in her partner’s car when he lost control on an icy road. She suffered a back and shoulder injury that healed within 1 year. Cooks Legal resolved the matter within 5 months of obtaining her instructions presenting her with a cheque for £2,350.00
"I was very nervous about claiming but Cooks made it so easy. I filled in a form, went to a Dr’s appointment arranged by them, and they did the rest."
Miss G from Peterborough