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Fatal accident claims

Losing a loved one can have a devastating impact on you and your family in any circumstances. Being caused by an unforeseen accident can make it even more difficult to come to terms with. Here at Admiral Law our team of personal injury solicitors, who specialise in dealing with these sensitive claims, are on hand from the beginning to offer a personal service during this difficult time.

Whilst compensation may be a secondary thought, in law, compensation can be sought from the person who is found to be at fault for the accident. The types of loss you can potentially recover are:

  • Funeral Costs
  • Bereavement Award for the loss of your Husband, Wife or child under 18
  • Compensation for the pain and suffering which your loved one may have suffered
  • Recovery of any damaged items / damage to the vehicle involved in the accident
  • Compensation for any future financial losses i.e. loss of earnings and/or pension which your loved one would have contributed to the family home which you have now lost
  • Loss of dependency services, being the time they would have spent as part of the family as a parent and/or spouse, maybe even a carer
  • Outside of the family home, we can also seek to claim compensation for any Dependant of your loved one who had a reasonable expectation for any financial or services dependency during their lifetime

The law recognises the changing nature of relationships and the ability to claim is not restricted by marriage. Same sex marriages, civil partners and other relationships akin to living as husband and wife are granted the exact same right to claim compensation.

We will be there to support you throughout the entire process. We work alongside some of most eminent experts in the country to include Barristers, Pension Experts, Employment Experts and Accident reconstruction Experts, who have assisted us in securing millions of pounds in compensation for families.

How to make a claim

If you or a family member have been involved in an accident that is not your fault, please contact us as soon as possible. Claims for personal injury or death arising out of accidents which take place in England and Wales are subject to a three year limitation period. We can arrange a convenient time for one of our skilled and experienced team members to contact you. We aim to make your claim for personal injury as straightforward and stress free as possible. We will always explain the steps involved in pursuing a claim for compensation.

Why choose us?

At Admiral Law we have years of experience of dealing with serious accidents & fatalities from which there have been life changing consequences, significant long-term impairment and restriction at home and in work. Where you have lost a loved one, spouse or child, we have an expert team on hand to guide you through this process.

We have secured millions of pounds for clients whose lives have been changed forever, giving them the opportunity to move forward and regain their independence.

How will my claim be funded?

You may have legal expenses insurance attached to your car or home insurance policy. We can make enquiries to see if any such legal expense insurance exists and can be used to fund your claim. If you do not have existing legal expenses insurance we can enter into a Conditional Fee Agreement (a no win no fee agreement) and a bespoke policy of after the event legal expenses insurance. Under the terms of a no win no fee agreement, you may be charged a success fee.

How long will my claim take?

We aim to conclude your claim as soon as is possible. The length of time this takes depends very much on the time taken to establish fault (which can depend upon the conclusion of the police/coroner’s enquiries), extent of the loss and the third party insurer’s approach. It is important that we fully assess any future losses before attempting to settle your claim.

How much compensation will I receive?

At Admiral Law we recognise that no amount of compensation will ever truly reflect the loss you have suffered.

The level of compensation varies significantly depending on your circumstances, including those of the deceased. Our Specialist team will work to ensure that we maximise the compensation you receive is supported by the appropriate evidence.

Kate's story

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Kate's Story

Kate became a para-dressage rider in 2009 after she was injured in an eventing accident.

Kate sustained a serious head and brain injury, which left her having to learn to walk and talk again. Kate then suffered multiple injuries including a brain injury and a brachial plexus injury in a road traffic accident in 2013.

Why choose us?