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What To Do After a Fatal Accident

Fatal accidents are catastrophic events leading to emotional pain due to losing of the victim who has passed away. The financial stability of the family members is also greatly altered. With the help of Cooks Legal, the families of deceased victims can get rightful compensation from the responsible party. We help the families to determine what to do after a fatal accident and how to pursue their case.

We are specially skilled and experienced Solicitors working on a No Win No Fee basis so that the families of the victim should not have to pay legal fees while getting their compensation amount. The very first part of a fatal accident claim is that of the victim him or herself. This involves compensation amount for emotional as well as physical pain, distress and incapacity that the victim faced. The fatal accident compensation claim also consists of the damages for victim’s economic losses between the death date and injury date, along with funeral expenses.

Even the dependents of victims can claim for compensation regarding fatal injuries arising out of medical negligence, train crashes, car crashes, work accidents or any other type of fatal accident in which the negligence of another party resulted in fatal injury. Children, parents, civil partners and spouses can get compensation in two ways including:

In cases where the deceased faced any pain and distress after the accident, the compensation for this suffering can claimed. One can also claim regarding the economic losses from earnings, funeral expenses and medical bills.

Under Fatal Accidents Act 1976, dependents have the right to claim for financial loss and other losses like household duties, pension rights and childcare.

As the total calculation of a fatal accident claim can prove to be a complex process, it is better to employ the services of personal injury Solicitors. The dependency value claims are substantial and therefore each needs to be considered separately. Cooks Legal are experienced in how to prepare claims and often call for the forensic accountant’s services to identify the issues and prepare reports for assisting in substantiating and bringing a reasonable claim. So, instead of delaying matters, it is better to consult and use the services of professional personal injury Solicitors and know what to do after a fatal accident.


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