Fatal Accident Claims: How do my family and I make a claim following my father’s death in a UK road traffic accident?
Find out in a fatal accident claims question when a son and other family members can claim for the death of their father in a road traffic accident.
Fatal Accident Claims Question
My dad was recently killed in a car accident. The driver of the car that killed him is currently awaiting a criminal trial.
I am 28 and have lived with my parents all my life.
This has understandably caused irreparable pain and heartache for my whole family.
Fatal Injury Compensation Solicitor Response
To make fatal accident claims in the United Kingdom following a road traffic accident I recommend you consider the following:
1. The two types of fatal accident claims in the United Kingdom
There are two main compensation claims that can be made in the UK for a fatal accident include:
A. Fatal accident compensation on behalf of your father, the deceased, made by the representatives of his estate. This will include funeral expenses and the pain and suffering of your father from the date of the car accident to the date of his death.
B. Fatal accident claims made by the bereaved and dependents of the deceased – this will include compensation claims by family members and children for your father’s fatal car accident.
2. Consider the law in the UK dealing with death in an accident
There are two main pieces of law that describe the types of fatal accident claims that can be made, which is set out in our fatal compensation legislation article.
3. Claim compensation from the driver at fault via his insurance company
If the driver who caused the fatal car accident was insured – his insurers should deal with the compensation payment for fatal accident claims. If the driver was not insured the Motor Insurers Bureau should pay compensation.
Click accident car insurance to discover how motor vehicle insurance will pay compensation on behalf of the driver at fault including accident claims when a driver is uninsured
4. Ensure you use the correct specialist solicitor
Fatal accident compensation claims are notoriously difficult and require specialist expertise to ensure both the claim succeeds and the correct award of compensation is achieved.
See our article explaining how to choose a specialist personal injury solicitor.
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