Everything has happened suddenly
The unexpected loss of a loved one is news no one ever wants to hear. If your loved one was a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, you could be eligible to claim if your loss was as a result of someone else’s negligence.
We at Direct Solicitors know that having to process and deal with the death of a loved one is traumatic and can be very overwhelming, no one should have to deal with the aftermath of someone else’s negligence alone.
Although compensation will not even begin to numb the pain and loss you are feeling, it can go towards helping you rebuild your financial security and help gain stability after the loss of your loved one.
Am I eligible to make a claim for the loss of my loved one?
Many people are unsure about their rights and eligibility when it comes to compensation.
Our legal advice team is trained and experienced and here to help you gain the understanding you need, answer any questions you have and tell you if you are eligible to make a claim. We will speak with you on a no-obligation basis, so there is no pressure to make a claim.
In order for us to understand the situation, we will need to gain information such as when, where and how the accident occurred and who was at fault.
If the passing away of your loved one due to an accident has happened in the last three years and it wasn’t their fault then it is likely we can help you. Understandably, you may not want to speak with anyone yet, but we’re here to help you when you are ready and if you decide you want to proceed with a compensation claim we can guide you through the entire process and ensure your claim is dealt with by one of our specialist solicitors who has years of experience with a proven success rate.
What can I be compensated for?
Once your compensation has been paid to you it is yours to use it on what you choose.
When negotiating your compensation, your solicitor will try to include as many aspects that will have been affected due to the accident and loss such as:
- Care cost, this could have been for your loved one before they passed away or for your child, if you were needed elsewhere and had to pay for care for them
- Loss of earnings, this can also include future loss of earnings if it is your partner that has passed away
- Funeral costs
- Treatment costs
- Travel costs
The above are examples and each case will have its own circumstances. Once you have appointed a solicitor they will be able to discuss this with you in further detail and get a better understanding of all your associated losses.
If the loved one lost was your partner and you were entirely or partially financially dependant on them, then you may also be able to make a dependants claim. If you want to find out more about what you can be compensated for contact our legal advice team today on 08000 250 250 or fill out our online form, our team will be able to provide you with the help and guidance you need; then if you want to make a claim, we can set it up today. If we take your case on our solicitors will deal with your case on a No Win No Fee basis.
My loved one was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident
The lack of protection and high speeds leave motorcyclists vulnerable and accidents can lead to serious injuries or be fatal, even a slight impact can lead to a life-change result.
We like to believe no one is intentionally negligent, but a common cause of motorcycle accidents is other drivers failing to check for motorcyclists at junctions or while merging. A failure to check can end in catastrophic results for the motorcyclist and their family.
If you have lost your loved one due to a motorcycle accident then contact our legal advice team on 08000 250 250 or fill out our online form, we can let you know in one call if you would be eligible to make a claim and if you’re happy to proceed, we can get your compensation claim up and running today.
My loved one was in a fatal bicycle accident
Due to vehicles being larger and faster, a cyclist is one of the most vulnerable road users. Despite wearing protective clothing and ensuring the bicycle is visible, even at night, cyclist fatalities are quite common.
If your loved one has been involved in a fatal cycling accident, then you may be eligible to make a claim, as long as the accident happened in the last three years and someone else is at fault we could help you.
Our legal advice team is just a call away if you have any more questions about claiming for a fatal bicycle accident; we can advise you in one call if you could be eligible to make a compensation claim. Our team can help you understand your rights and the process; then, if you are happy to proceed with a claim after our no-obligation chat, we can assign the case to one of our experienced solicitors who will be able to deal with your claim on a No Win No Fee basis. Call us today on 08000 250 250 or fill out our online form and we can contact you.
Can I still claim for my loved one if their accident wasn’t fatal?
Serious road traffic accidents are not all fatal, however, they can still lead to severe injuries that have life-changing results, especially when it involves a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.
If your loved one has become dependant on you or no longer has the capacity to make legal decisions for themselves as a result of their injuries, then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation on their behalf.
So if your loved one has suffered injuries due to an accident that happened in the last three years that wasn’t their fault, then we could help you. Contact our legal advice team today on 08000 250 250 or fill out our online form and we can contact you. Our team can let you know if you are eligible to claim on behalf of your loved one and guide you through the process.