Fatal Car Accidents and Family Members
Losing a loved one in a fatal motor accident claim is heart-breaking enough but can you imagine the hurt when the fatal motor accident could be down to a family member or friend?
Dad/Mother/Uncle Driving The Car
The most common example is where parent or other family member is driving a car and a fatal road accident collision occurs. If the parent or family member who is driving the car was at fully at fault in particular, it would mean that in order for the deceased family passenger to claim fatal accident compensation it will have to be directed the driver.
Thus in family situations the deceased passenger in the vehicle will have to claim fatal accident compensation against the driver thus:
- Deceased spouse v Driving Spouce at fault
- Deceased child v Driving Parent. Uncle, Aunt etc at fault
- Deceased Parent v Driving Adult Child 17 years plus
The close family connection makes the fatal car accident claim even more difficult (emotionally) as one would expect. However one has to deal with the case in hand and nothing can be changed. Nobody can turn back the clock.
Who Pays The Fatal Car Accident Compensation?
Whilst it is in name only that a claim is to be made it must be remembered that the compensation for a fatal motor accident is paid by the insurance company. If there is no insurance company there is a scheme available that will compensate the estate of the deceased and the dependents of the deceased if any.
Legal Support and Advice
As fatal accident solicitor we will help you every step of the way to assist you and hold your hand through the most difficult time in your life and your family members. The legal implications to make a claim can be far-reaching and complex so please contact us for the advice that you need.
Posted: October 17, 2016 at 7:36 pm