Fatal Accidents

Losing someone you love in a fatal accident is overwhelming, shocking and tragic. The accident may have been a road accident or an accident at work. Whatever the circumstances, you are bound to be feeling so many different emotions that it is hard to know what you need to do and who you need to speak to and it may be difficult to function at all.

We cannot possibly understand what you are going through, and obviously no amount of money can make up for the loss you have suffered, but a compensation claim would be able to help you pay for the funeral costs and also help you to be able to feel more secure financially if you have lost your partner who was the main earner in your family.

Fatal Accident Compensation

There is specific legislation which offers guidance on compensation claims following fatal accidents. A solicitor will be able to talk to you in detail about how much you are entitled to. The law is very specific about who can make a claim following a fatality, so it is advisable to take advice as soon as you can. You do have 3 years from the date of your loved ones death to make a claim, so don't feel that you need to go ahead and deal with it straight away. You can take your time and wait until you feel you are ready.

If your loved one was killed in a road accident, you may need to prepare yourself for criminal charges to be brought against the person who was responsible and whilst a compensation claim is completely separate, any criminal conviction can only help in a civil case. If your loved one was involved in a fatal accident at work, there may be investigation and prosecution of your loved ones employer by the Health and Safety Executive. 

Nothing can ever prepare you for this, and you can get help from organisations such as RoadPeace, Brake or Cruse who can help you with the grief you are experiencing

How Can Ashmans Solicitors Help?

You have suffered a huge loss and we understand how difficult you will find it to talk about the accident and the loss of your loved one. Therefore, we are happy to meet you where you feel most comfortable, most likely at your home.

We offer this service completely free of charge so that you can ensure you feel comfortable with us and that we are the right firm to represent you, ensuring that we are sensitive but professional at all times. You will be under no obligation to make a claim with us either.

Funding a claim for compensation at a time where you may be struggling financially may worry you, but we will talk to you in detail about all of the options open to you and offer you clear advice about the best option for you.

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I am a self-employed taxi driver and this is my only means of income. In the autumn of 2013 I was charged with an allegation of dangerous driving contrary to Section 2 of the Road Traffic Act of 1988. The case was listed for trial in December of 2013, the busiest period of the year. If convicted I would have definitely lost my livelihood as I would have been banned from driving and lost my taxi license. I could also have lost my liberty. Ashmans Solicitors managed to find flaws in the prosecution case and spent painstaking hours in researching case law to successfully argue that my actions did not constitute dangerous driving. Following a successful legal argument by Ashmans advocate I was found not guilty. I managed to protect my license and my livelihood. Had it not been for Ashmans involvement and dedication the outcome may well have been different. I would have no hesitation in recommending their professional services. They are a conscientious, thoroughly hard working and friendly firm to deal with.
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