Fatal accidents claims- claim back funeral expenses
Fatal accidents claims claim back funeral expenses
Fatal accident claims involved expert help from experienced solicitors. We will guide you through the complexity of the legal process to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your family in accordance to the law as it stands today.
Funeral expenses – Can they be recovered?
In accordance with the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 reasonable funeral expenses can be recovered against the party at fault. Funeral expenses can also be covered on behalf of the estate claim under a fatal accident (Law Reform Miscellaneous Act 1935) but in practice most claims for funeral costs are in accordance with the 1976 Act.
This is because the dependents left behind are the ones who generally pay for the funeral cost and that expense is recoverable back to them. If the expense is paid by the deceased’s estate then it can be recoverable by the estate.
Average Costs of a Funeral
Funerals are not cheap and can put a bereaved family into debt. It is reported that the average costs of a funeral is now in the region of £4,000. Combined with the loss of income or carer which often arises following fatal accident claims means that not only do bereaved families have to cope with the emotional stress of losing a loved one but also the added burden of loss of imcome or care within the family unit.
This can lead to unncessary stress and burden.
How can we help?
At fatal accident claims, we expereinced in dealing with the recovery of the funderal expenses following a fatal accident in addtion to the other claims that can be made which can be substantial especially if the deceased had a young family.
Contact us now for more advice and help; fatal accident claim solicitors.
Posted: November 29, 2017 at 8:49 pm