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What Are Your Fatal Accident Claim Options?

When it comes to fatal accident claims there are a number of possible avenues you can go down to claim the compensation and support you deserve following the death of a loved one. It can be quite challenging knowing what you can do amidst the pain of a bereavement as well as the uncertainty around…

Frankie Murphy Inquest Liverpool 26.06.19

The Inquest of Frankie Gary Murphy The Inquest was held following the tragic death of a young boy just 13 years of age who sadly lost his life on Liverpool Road, Page Moss , when his bike was hit by a car shortly after 5pm on October 24, 2016. Our Principal Solicitor who attended the Inquest, at South…

Part 36 Offers – FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Part 36 Offers  What is a “Part 36” Offer? A          Part 36 offer: this is where your opponent has made you a formal offer on one or more issues that are currently in dispute.  The offer could be in relation to the settlement of your compensation claim or an offer on…

Lorry Driver Watching TV Causes Death

A lorry driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving when it is alleged that he was watching television at the time of the collision. The lorry driver drove into the rear of the vehicle the deceased was driving when it is thought he was watching television. The lorry driver has denied causing…

Rate of Fatal Road Accidents in Britain Reaches Highest in Five Years

Fatal road accidents can leave devastating consequences for all those involved in a crash as well as the family of the deceased. The rate of these type of accidents are on the rise and having reached the highest figure in five years, it just shows the alarming danger road users face in Britain. As reported…

The Factors Which Can Determine a Bereavement Award Claim

When it comes to claiming a bereavement award, there are a number of different factors which will affect whether your claim is successful or not. Here is a round-up of some of the most common elements which will determine whether your  bereavement award payout is successful or not. What Affects a Bereavement Award Claim? To…

Gosport Inquiry – Compensation Claims

Hundreds of Deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital The public enquiry has led to an out cry by the relatives to call for prosecutions concerning the deaths of elderly patients at the hospital between 1988 – 2000 and no doubt in due course there will be questions following the Gosport Inquiry about compensation claims for…

Plane Crashes – What is the Safest Seat?

What is the Safest Seat on the Plane? Thankfully, plane crashes are rare and it is often said that it is the safest form of transport.  Indeed there were no commercial plane crashes at all during 2017.  This is confirmed in a recent article from Reuters, the safest year on record for commercial travel. But…

Claim Back Funeral Expenses

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…

Fatal Accidents Act 1976 – What Now?

Fatal Accidents Act 1976 – What Now? The law under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 is outdated and should be amended to reflect society as it stands today not in mid 1970’s. The law under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 needs updating as the family units have changed since the law came into force. The…