We have significant experience of making sure that those at fault pay for the consequences of the accident. We have frequently secured hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation on behalf of families who have lost their loved ones in a car, motorbike, cycling or pedestrian accident.
If you have lost a family member or spouse as a result of a fatal road accident, contact us on 0800 0 224 224 for free, no-obligation legal advice on making a compensation claim. Alternatively, complete our online claim form and one of our solicitors will be in touch at a time that’s convenient for you to talk.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fatal Road Traffic Accident claims
1. Who can make a claim for a Fatal Road Accident?
There are strict rules on who can claim for a fatal road accident. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal road accident in the last three years, and you were dependent on the deceased, you are entitled to make a compensation claim. Immediate family, including children of the deceased, parents, grandparents, and other immediate family including siblings, aunts and uncles, can also make a claim.
If you’re unsure whether you are eligible for compensation, we can help you to understand if you can make a fatal road accident claim. Contact our solicitors today for free legal advice on 0800 0 224 224.
2. When can I make a Fatal Road Accident claim?
A person is able to make a road accident death claim when a spouse or family member has passed away as a result of a road accident caused by the fault or negligence of another person.
3. How much can I get from a road accident death claim?
The amount of compensation for death in a car accident, or any other type of fatal road accident claim, depends on the individual case. Our expert lawyers will assess your claim, including how your financial situation has changed as a result of the fatality, and give you an indication of what you could receive as soon as possible.
4. What will my compensation cover?
We will consider whether you were financially dependent on the deceased, or if they helped you with services that you now need to pay someone else to provide. We can claim for all of your relevant losses and expenses. A claim brought under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 also includes a Bereavement Award. We don’t believe that the Bereavement Award is generous enough and have long campaigned to have it increased but it is designed as a token of your loss. In addition, we can recover funeral costs.
5. How much will a Fatal Road Accident claim cost me?
We believe that your financial situation shouldn’t determine whether you can make a claim, which is why we offer a range of funding options, such as our ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. This means that you won’t have to pay a penny in legal fees if your case is unsuccessful.
Trade union members and their families receive free legal advice and representation from our lawyers, and will keep 100% of the compensation we secure on their behalf.
For more information about our funding options, see our fees and payment page.
6. How can Thompsons help me with my road accident death claim?
Once you have contacted us, one of our expert lawyers will be in touch to review the information provided and will let you know if you have a winnable claim. If we can help, we will. Our specialist lawyers will work hard to gather the evidence needed to support you, assess the value of your claim and negotiate a settlement as soon as possible.
While we will take care of your fatal road accident claim, we can also put you in touch with charities and support groups, like RoadPeace, who can provide additional bereavement support.
To find out whether you have a valid claim, call us on 0800 0 224 224 for free legal advice. Alternatively, complete our online claim form to start a fatal road accident claim.