Women Gets Justice After Partner Dies In Fatal Accident
Quick fatal accident claim summary
A woman and man had been cohabiting for six months, due to have a child when the male had been involved in a fatal accident caused by third-party.
Their child was later born after the fatality and was able to claim for loss under Statute. The female appellant’s appeal was dismissed as she had lived with the deceased for less than two years.
Her aim was to recover damages in respect for her loss of dependency and family interference due to a fatal wrongdoing. It was entitled to take the view that there could not be a presumption in the case of short-term cohabites.
Reasoning inevitably led to the conclusion that the accident amounted to interference to the appellant’s family life. The interference was justified.
Posted: November 29, 2013 at 9:00 am