Sometimes, serious accidents can have tragic consequences. Slater Heelis can help you make a claim if you've lost a loved one in a fatal accident. In addition to emotional turmoil, tragic accidents can also inflict financial hardship. If you were a dependant of the victim (i.e. you were financially dependent on them), you are entitled to make a claim for the loss of that financial support. In most cases, your claim will be valid if you were financially dependent on the victim and related to them in one of the following ways:
- Spouse (or ex-spouse)
- Co-habiting partner
- Civil partner (or ex-civil partner)
- Brother or sister
- Cousin, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew
What Can We Claim?We can claim for your loved one's suffering, the funeral costs, the loss of financial support suffered by dependants, and costs associated with obtaining probate. Essentially, we can make a claim to cover most financial losses you've suffered as a result of the accident.
Sensitive, Client-Focused ServiceOur lawyers know how important it is to be compassionate and sensitive throughout your case, as it's naturally an emotional time for you, and everyone copes with bereavement differently. Sadly, we have handled many fatal accident cases over the years, but in doing so we have gained a clear understanding of how to help. You can choose our approach: we can get on with the case without disturbing you, or we can stay in close contact throughout the claims process.
Making a Claim with Slater HeelisAs with all serious injury cases, another party must have been at fault for the fatal accident in order for any claim to be successful. Blame must be established and proved – and we have the expertise and experience to present strong cases and achieve results. Contact Slater Heelis today to find out more about how we can help. Call our personal injury solicitors on 0161 969 3131, or complete our online enquiry form if that's more convenient for you.
Your Personal Injury team
Simon AdamsonPartner & Head of Personal Injury
David RowlandsSenior Paralegal
Karen ChaddertonChartered Legal Executive