A fatal accident claim can prove to be amongst the most complex type of case to pursue for both the solicitor and the client. These matters often involve complex liability issues, which in view of the value of the potential claim, are often fully defended by insurers and thereafter if liability is established there are often complicated issues relating to dependency and future losses which may need the services of experienced fatal accident compensation solicitors working with specialist forensic accountants in order to put forward a realistic and accurate calculation of loss.
Due to the potential difficulties of a fatal accident claim it is extremely important that the solicitors who deal with these matters have detailed knowledge and extensive experience in this field of law. Solicitors legal action in these cases must generally be commenced within three years of the death failing which any application may be statute barred and the opportunity to claim compensation may be lost forever.
Following the sudden and unexpected tragic death of a friend or relative by accident, at the forefront of our minds is ensuring your fatal accident claim is dealt with compassionately and in a way that reduces stress to the grieving parties. Our team of fatal injury compensation claim lawyers will answer all of your questions in clear, jargon free plain English including :-
Do I have a claim as a result of the death?
As the potential claimant you will need to satisfy the following requirements :-
That the deceased was injured as a result of someone's negligent act.
That the deceased died as a consequence of the negligent act.
The deceased could have brought an action for compensation.
The Dependants have suffered loss as a result of the death.
The definition of 'Dependant' is defined by statutory law and can include the following persons :-
deceased's infant children
parents of the deceased
any person who was living with the deceased as husband or wife immediately before the accident and was doing so for at least two years prior to the accident
How much is the claim worth?
In essence, for the action to succeed there must be actual financial loss and our team of lawyers will dedicate themselves in ensuring that you are appropriately advised upon the likely valuation of your claim. A fatal accident claims can be worth substantial sums and typically a claim is brought to include the following types of losses which can also include long term dependency claims :-
loss of income
loss of gratuitous services provided by the deceased
loss of fringe benefits
loss of anticipated gifts
Fatal Accident Solicitors
Umbrella Claims is a solicitors organisation that deals exclusively with accident compensation claims on a no win no fee basis. We will minimalise any inconvenience to you and we offer free advice without obligation from some of the best lawyers in the business. We ensure that our client's interests are a priority and our fatal accident solicitors deal with claims in a friendly, efficient and competent manner to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve in the shortest time scale possible. We operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.