UK fatal accident RTA solicitor explains how to claim compensation following the death of a child in a pedestrian RTA following a collision with a drunk motor cycle driver
Pedestrian RTA victim question
My 15-year-old son was crossing at a zebra crossing. Cars had stopped to let him pass and he was almost to the other side of the road when a motorcycle came at speed close to the kerb undertaking the stationary car and hit my son.
He suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead in the early hours of the morning. The motor bike driver is being prosecuted following a police investigation as he was found to be over the legal limit for alcohol and was classed as a drunk driver. We have also been informed that he was speeding and did not have a policy of motor insurance in place.
My wife and I are devastated and wish to know whether there is any form of compensation we can claim for our loss – presumably as the motorcyclist was not insured we would have no one to claim against?
Fatal RTA solicitor response
As your son was under the age of 18 years he was considered by law as a minor and as such, under the Fatal Accidents Act, both you and your wife as his parents would be entitled to claim compensation for your loss, which would include a bereavement loss and funeral expenses.
To see the page I have written explaining what can be claimed in the event of a fatality in an accident click fatal accident claim.
The fact that the motorcyclist was not insured will not prevent a claim as the Motor Insurers Bureau (known as the MIB) will pay out compensation for accidents involving uninsured motor vehicles including motor bikes.
To see the page I have written explaining how the Motor Insurers Bureau operates to meet claims for uninsured and untraced drivers – click Motor Insurers Bureau RTA Claims.
Making a claim for a fatal RTA
If you would like to commence a claim or discuss your son’s fatal accident with me in person free of charge click fatal pedestrian RTA compensation claim solicitor.