There are many questions about inquests raised by bereaved families and friends. The whole issue is compounded by the fact hurt of losing a loved one and some of the complex and old laws that surround an Inquest.
These questions posed deal with many aspects of the reason for an Inquest, the powers of a Coroner at an Inquest to what do the verdicts mean at an Inquest. Many of these answers are not always straight forward which can give rise to unnecessary heartache. Often where a death following fatal accident occurs the importance of an Inquest and its decision has a greater meaning as a law action for damages may stand or fall by the findings of an Inquest and the evidence that it has discovered.
It must be remembered that a Coroner’s Inquest does not or should not involved cross examination of witnesses as would be the case in a court of law. The reason for a Coroner’s Inquest to simply to establish the facts of the fatal accident for instance so that a factual decision of death can be established.
For further information please click on the link above which provides answers to the common questions asked about Inquests and Coroners.
Posted: October 11, 2013 at 9:00 am