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Fatal Accident Claims Solicitor: How to select a lawyer and fund your legal costs

Discover what a fatal accident claims solicitor is, how to find a specialist lawyer, check your solicitor’s expertise and fund your legal fees in the most inexpensive manner.

How do you find a specialist fatal accident claims solicitor?

There are many different types of personal injury lawyer in the UK. The majority of which will be specialist lawyers in one aspect or other of personal injury law.

Each type of personal injury can cause a fatality, but due to complexity many solicitors may never have had experience of fatal accidents.

Some law firms have very experienced personal injury solicitors who exclusively deal with the more serious types of accident, larger value claims and fatal accidents. This type of expertise is critical for the smooth running of your claim.

There are however general classifications of personal injury solicitor. For example, you may have a high quantum / fatal road accident solicitor, Alternatively, you may have a complex and fatal injury medical negligence solicitor. Experienced industrial disease solicitors will also often encounter conditions that cause death.

In short – it is best to use a personal injury solicitor with expertise in the correct type of personal injury who can deal with complex large value and fatal accident claims.

It is very rare that you would find a lawyer who deals solely with fatal accident claims across the whole spectrum of personal injury. medical negligence and industrial disease types,

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How do you know who is an experienced fatal accident claims solicitor?

It is difficult for you to know for sure who is an experienced fatal accident claims solicitor. There are, however, two useful ways to check a lawyer’s experience:

1. Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority in England And Wales

Solicitors practising in the UK must all be registered with an official body in the respective country of the UK that they are permitted to practise.

For example – The Law Society of England and Wales and the Solicitors Regulation Authority register all solicitors practising in the England and Wales (which has the same legal jurisdiction – Scotland and northern Ireland have different jurisdictions).

On the official websites – you can check the expertise of a fatal accident claims solicitor by checking their area of expertise and accreditations.

See our Law Society and SRA article for links to these official bodies.

Look out – the Law Society has a solicitor search facility. You can find a solicitor by area of expertise and geographical location.

2. Fatal accidents in Scotland and Northern Ireland

If the fatal accident occurred in Scotland or Northern Ireland – you should look at the website of the Law Society for each respective country. At present there is no accreditation scheme, but you will find useful information about the expertise of the lawyers.

See our Law Society Of Scotland article providing a description with a link to the Scottish Law Society.

See our Law Society of Northern Ireland article for a link to the Northern Irish Law Society.

You should find a link to the law firm’s website from the Law Society or Solicitor Regulation Authority website. Use this link and check what the site has to say about the fatal accident claims solicitor you are thinking of contacting.

You will typically find a lot more detail about the lawyer’s experience and number of years of qualification.

REMEMBER – even though a fatal accident claims solicitor is experienced you might find that such a lawyer isn’t right for you. It is important that a lawyer’s personality and way of working fits with what you expect, so which ever lawyer you contact remember there is no obligation to use him or her to run your claim. You can always contact another lawyer for a second opinion

The following means of funding your fatal accident claims solicitor legal costs might be available:

You should check all insurance policies both you and the deceased have which might allow a fatal accident claims solicitor legal costs to be funded via legal protection cover – these will include life insurance policies, legal protection policies on household contents insurance and trade union membership.

2. No win no fee agreements

Your solicitor might be prepared to fund your costs using a no win no fee agreement.

Summary Of Fatal Accident Claims Solicitor

In this article you have seen how to choose a fatal accident claims solicitor and how to fund your lawyer’s legal fees.

We recommend you see our fatal injury claims process article to see all the steps in claiming compensation for death in the UK.

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