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Wrongful Death

A wrongful death is a fatality resulting from the negligence of another party which may involve a business entity, a company or an individual person. Every year, a large number of wrongful deaths take place in the UK and many cases are pursued in court. Each case differs from the other and the compensation amount that the relatives of the deceased receive depends upon the manner in which the victim died and the effect of the death on the family members financially. Some of the causes that can lead to Wrongful Death</u>">wrongful death include:

Vehicle accidents: In such accidents including car collisions, airplane catastrophes, boat capsizing and pedestrian accidents, the drivers, owners or vehicle manufacturers fail to perform their responsibility to take care of other people’s safety, thus causing the victim’s death.

Using defective products: The manufacturers, distributors and designers of a product may be found responsible for a death if the victim died due to using their defective product.

Medical Negligence: Medical professionals have specific standards of care they are required to meet in caring for patients. Any negligence on their part in diagnosis, operating or other actions and inactions may lead to the victim’s death.

Work related accidents: It is the responsibility of the company owners to make their office and factory premises safe to work for their employees. If they fail to provide a hazard free environment to their employees, then they can be liable for their employee’s death while at work.

Animal attacks: Pet owners and public authorities are responsible for taking care that animals do not attack people, otherwise, a case can be pursued against them in case the animal’s behaviour causes a person’s death.

The relatives of the deceased person may pursue a compensation claim against the person or party responsible for their loved one’s death. The time period of court litigation can vary in each case and the compensation amount may depend upon the person’s manner of death, i.e. the time period between the accident and the person’s death and the physical, mental and emotional stress the person underwent before passing away. The compensation amount of your case may also depend upon how convincingly you place your case in court and the amount may increase to a great extent if the family members of the deceased person were financially dependant upon him or her.

In order to represent your case of wrongful death convincingly in the court, you need to instruct a professional, qualified and experienced Solicitor. Cooks Legal are accident claims specialists who can assist you in pursuing a case for compensation following the wrongful death of a loved one. We act on a no win no fee basis, guaranteeing the client receives 100% of any compensation awarded.


Public Liability
Pedestrian Fall from Bicycle
Miss H was knocked off her bicycle when her front tyre struck a loose paving stone jutting into the road. She sustained a head injury causing severe short term memory loss and mood swings. After 2 years her original Solicitors withdrew from the case as they believed her claim had less than a 50% chance of succeeding. Miss H contacted Cooks who agreed to represent her on a No win No fee basis.

Within 18 months the matter was resolved and Miss H received a settlement cheque of £300,000.00. She told us
"Thank you Cooks for believing in me and my claim. My Solicitor was always available to me and happy to explain each step of the process. The only surprise was how much you managed to obtain for me without the need to go to trial. I will tell all my friends about your great service."
Miss H from London