Regrettably car accident claims are common resulting in the death of a driver or passenger. The accident may be the fault of the driver where the family of the driver will not be able to claim against anyone if the accident was the driver’s fault.
However, if the driver had passengers in his vehicle and they were injured or suffered from a https://fatalaccidentclaims.org.uk/fatal-car-accident-liverpool-solicitors/fatal road accident the family of those passenger may be able to claim. Often the driver and passenger belong to the same family.
The fatal accident claims Liverpool solicitors are here to help bereaved families who have suffered from a loss of a loved one following a fatal road traffic accident. We will help you every step of the way from all the initial investigations to also taking action against the driver and obtaining compensation.
The most common fatal accident claims comes from those who have been involved in a road accident. The legal issues can be complex in the form of liability (negligence) that is who is at fault for the accident and what damages (compensation) that can be claimed?
For expert help or just an enquiry on what to do following a fatal accdent, no matter how small the enquiry please contact us – see also fatal car crash Liverpool.
The police and emergency services are naturally making the appropriate investigations. Thames Valley police have arrested two of the drivers involved. There is a possibility that charges may relate to causing Death by Dangerous Driving. A lesser charge is often called death by careless driving.
It is not wise to speculate however in such tragic events.
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Our deepest condolences go out to all those affected and those those who were injured, their family and friends.
We understand that when investigating a fatal car accident claim, it is not about the compensation. Far from it. It is getting to the truth, discovering who was at fault and why. If there is blame and counter-blame this adds to unnecessary stress and anxiety. However, we will help you and the entire family get to the truth and undertake all the necessary paper-work that is necessary to process the claim and to fact find.
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It is with regret that yet again another fatal road traffic accident has taken the lives of three young teenagers. Such tragic consequences are difficult for all the loved ones left behind.
Anybody in need of legal support and assistance and have been affected in similar circumstances should contact fatal accident solicitors. The legal and factual issues can be complex in such cases and we are hear to help guide you through the process, at every step, including Inquest, investigations and legal remedies.
We are dealing with many tragic fatal road traffic accident claims and experienced solicitors are here for support.
There are greater penalties for using your mobile phone whilst driving and for good reason. A recent tragic case refers. A woman was reported to be on the social media site Facebook when she failed to appreciate that the vehicles in front of her were stationary and stuck the vehicle immediately in front of her causing a fatal car accident claim.
Dangerous Driving and Causing Serious Injuries
The driver using Facebook at the time pleaded guilty to causing the death of the occupant in the vehicle in front and causing serious injury to the deceased’s wife who sustained a broken hip and shattered her pelvis.
The lady who pleaded guilty to the charge of death by dangerous driving is reported to have said that she was trying to send a birthday message on Facebook. When she realised that the message had not gone through she tried again.
Investigations in tot the tragic car accident had said that had she not been on the phone, there would have been plenty of time to avoid the collision.
One in six drivers confess to using a mobile phone while driving
It is reported that one in six uses a mobile phone behind the wheel despite tougher penalties being introduced in March 2017. If caught, the driver can face six points on their license and a £200 fine.
The Co-op insurance company said that of 1,500 drivers it had surveyed, 16% admitted using an hand-held mobile at the wheel in the preceding month. Of these 18% were responding to work emails and 23% checking Facebook.
Tragically it is not just human error, a split second wrong decision or complete and utter carelessness or recklessness that may cause a fatal road accident claim for compensation but what the driver does before getting behind the wheel.
The issue is drugs in society and seemingly freely available to many youngsters who drive today.
A recent study that the fatal accident claim solicitors blogged about earlier reported on a study by the Highway Safety Association which as reported that there are more fatal road accident claim due to drug taking than alcohol.
We reported that whilst this study was based on information from America, it is often the case (or at least is seems to give the impression) that come 10 years time, the UK will follow what the US does.
As fatal accident claim solicitors specialising in this area, we consider that what happens in America will happen in the UK. The report suggests that there were over 35,000 deaths due to road accidents. A third of those drivers who died behind the wheel tested positive for some form of drug taking.
Marijuana – The drug for drivers?
The drug that most drivers that were killed behind the wheel in a fatal car accident claim had taken marijuana in some form or another. The next most common drug was amphetamine which showed up in about 9% of those deaths.
Should marijuana be legalised?
The report suggests that the rise in the number of fatal car accident claims due to drug taking coincided with the legalisation of the drug for recreational or medical use in more than 50% of the states in America.
The are calls in the UK for this drug to be legalised and perhaps this is one form of evidence that suggests that before we consider going down this road, more studies and safeguards should be considered.
Drugs the big killer in fatal road accidents claims
Sign of the times. In the 70’s and 80’s the problem seemed to be with alcohol related deaths on the road. However there in the United States there are more fatal road accidents due to drugs than alcohol.
Why is this relevant I hear you say as this is an American problem? The answer is short and to the point. It seems that whatever America does, the UK will follow some 10 years later. A maker we have to consider no doubt.
In one report where the statistical information has come from, (Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility) advisers that there is a a steady increase in drug use amount drivers killed in road traffic accidents.
In 2005 28% of toes tested were found to be under the influence of drugs, but in 2009 this increased to 33%.
Combined with those to criminal charges against the offender, the family left behind following the loss of a loved one will want to ensure the justice is achieved by the conviction of the offender and also fatal accident compensation can be obtained to relieve some of the financial stress and worry.
Fatal accident claims advice – family members
If you are directly affected by the loss of a family member and want to help those around you why not get in touch. We may be able to help you and also the family as a whole. Contact the fatal accident claim solicitors for expert advice and assistance.
The Church is often what we use to for family and friend to get together on important stages in our lives:
Facebook is taking over!
Now Facebook is taking over (at least digitally). We are still using The Church for such important events in our lives (and death) but Facebook is now so vast and widely used that such events also take place digitally.
Facebook is certainly a place for light-hearted messages, thanks, updates but now even announcements of a death in the family are often an important message board to inform family and friends.
In a recent study by Co-op funeral care a third of adults who want their loved ones to post online when the die have already let someone know that tho sis their wish.
We deal in grief in different ways
Everyone is different. Some will shudder at the thought of advising loved ones or friends of a loss. They would want to meet the family in person, make that call rather than announce it on social media platforms.
However others are use to posting anything and everything which includes announcing the death of a loved one.
Fatal accident claims
Announcements of death on social medial ever growing. Anyone who has lost a loved on in the past 3 years due to an unlawful killing should consider seeking legal advice to help them make a fatal accident claim for compensation and getting to the truth of what happened.
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In our mind the punishment for causing death by dangerous driving are totally inadequate. The maximum punishment is 14 years in prison. Most serve less than 5 years.
If the punishment against the driver is not sufficient, bereaved families are further met with an insulting legal system where compensation is of limited or no use especially when it comes to losing children.
Yes compensation is not everything, it will never be enough for a loss of a loved one but the compensation for a fatal accident claim for causing death by dangerous driving can help with financial pressures following the death of a loved one. Often even if it is not the bread-winner who has died, some bereaved family members cannot go back to work for a long time. The bills don’t stop coming in. They need to be paid from somewhere.
If you have been affected please contact us for sympathetic expert legal advice.