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Driver in Fatal Accident Was Uninsured – What to Do?

The hurt of loved ones following a fatal road accident is compounded when the person who caused the death was uninsured.

It is difficult enough to have to deal with the legal complexities following the sudden and unexpected loss of a close family member but then having to find out there is no insurance just makes matters more difficult.

Step in the Motor Insurance Bureau, who can deal with fatal car accident compensation claims if the driver of the vehicle that is at fault was uninsured or untraced.

Fatal Car Accident Uninsured Driver or Untraced Driver

If the driver that caused the death cannot be traced or even if traced has no insurance solicitors acting for the bereaved family will take action against the driver via the MIB.  The MIB is a fund set aside by a pool of insurance companies to compensate loved ones for the death of a close family member, funeral expenses and financial dependency losses.

Many fatal car accident claims are taken against a driver that is properly insured but there it is still not uncommon for the MIB to be involved.

Many fatal car accident claims are often following by criminal charges brought by the police for such offences as:

Help and Advice

To take specialist legal advice from solicitors who deal with fatal car accident claims is necessary to over-come the legal complexities that often accompany fatal road traffic accident compensation claims.  Not every solicitor who deals in personal injury will have all the necessary expertise to represent bereaved families.

Contact us now the fatal accident claim solicitors, we are here to help you every step of the way.

 

 

Viola Beach – Driver Not Intoxicated

A post-mortem that was carried out on the driver of the car that departed from the bridge that fatally killed all band members of the band and the manager has ended the speculation that the driver had been intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.

The results found “no trace” of drugs at all in his blood.

Results from a preliminary post-mortem into the deaths ha ve been released by police after the crash on 13 February.

Viola Beach Car Crash

The four-piece Warrington-based band of Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin were killed alongside their manager Craig Tarry when their hire car plunged 25 metres off the bridge into a canal.

Stockholm Police spokeswoman Carena Skagerlind said: “We can confirm that the very preliminary post-mortem results show that the driver of the car had no trace of alcohol or drugs in the blood.

Teenager Lost Control of Vehicle

Teenager Lost Control of Vehicle

A 20-year-old male lost his life in a road traffic accident due to losing control of his vehicle causing him to crash into a vehicle before hitting tree’s on the opposite side of the road.

It is believed the deceased was travelling on a large stretch of road on the right side of the road when witnesses believe to have seen the vehicle becoming out of control and snaking onto the opposite side of the road.

The vehicle in which the deceased crashed into filled with smoke and the deceased’s car flipped over coming to a standstill in trees.

It is believed witnesses stopped at the scene of the accident and tried to open the door of the deceased’s vehicle, when they eventually got it open they could not find a pulse.

Emergency services were called and the deceased was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

In the coroners court it was confirmed the young driver died due to head injuries due to a road traffic collision.

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Fatal car accident statistics

The number of fatal road accidents in Britain for 2007, according to the Department of Transport, fell by 7% from 3,172 in 2006 to 2,943. The number of non-fatal serious injuries on the road was 30,720. There were 247,780 road casualties. The number of fatal accidents among car users were 1,431 and non-fatal serious injury accidents 11,536.

What can I claim?

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Not everyone connected to the deceased can claim compensation. The law limits the type of people who can claim. The word “family” and “dependants” are used to describe close family ties with the deceased such as children, wife or husband as this group of family members are often the most affected in a fatal accident claim and usually “dependant” upon the deceased.

Therefore the person(s) who can claim on behalf of the deceased are those close family members who were in some way “dependant” upon the deceased before and at the time of death which include:

  • Widow/Widower
  • Deceased’s infant children
  • Parents of the deceased
  • Any person who was living with the deceased as husband or wife immediately before the accident and was doing so for at least two years prior to the accident

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Young Driver Died Swerving from Oncoming Vehicle

Young Driver Died Swerving from Oncoming Vehicle

It is believed the young driver was travelling along a large stretch of road when he seen in his distance a vehicle travelling towards him so he quickly swerved and hit a heavy goods vehicle to avoid a head on collision which resulted in him losing his life.

An investigation to place in which it was founded that the driver of the Nissan Juke was indicating to turn left off a side road when he seen the deceased vehicle spin off and then hit the HGV truck.

As a result of the accident, a post-mortem took place in which it was found that the deceased sadly lost his life due to multiple injuries to his body as a result of a road traffic accident.

Pain and suffering due to a fatal car accident

Nobody can put a cost on the death of a loved one following a fatal car accident. The personal tragedy, pain and suffering is immeasurable. The number of deaths on the Road is around 3,000 per year.

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Sympthetic advice

Here at R James Hutcheon Solicitors we do understand that compensation is often a secondary thought, but making a claim helps maintain financial stability and relieve the financial worry and stress that comes with losing a loved one especially if they were the main “bread winner.”

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There are a number of things family or loved ones of the deceased can claim for following a fatal car accident, for example:

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The above is subject to the relation to the deceased, for more information please do not hesitate to contact one of our highly experienced solicitors to discuss your query.

Teenager Lost His Life Due to Fatal Car Accident

Teenager Lost His Life Due to Fatal Car Accident

19-year-old has died when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the side of a house nearby were the deceased lived. It is believed there was also four passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident in which they managed to free themselves from the smoking vehicle.

The deceased suffered fatal injuries in the crash and also left one of his passengers seriously injured.

A witness to the accident advised that he heard a car come up behind him, in which he believed to have been accelerating hard and was hitting a high speed when the vehicle then skidded, hit a kerb and hit the side of a house.

It is believed the deceased was transported to hospital by emergency services were he then later died.

A coroner’s inquest concluded that the deceased died as a result of a road traffic accident.

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Fatal Car Accident and Compensation Claim Solicitors

Here at R James Hutcheon Solicitors we understand that nobody can put a cost on the death of a loved one following a fatal accident. The personal tragedy, pain and suffering is immeasurable. It is believed the number of deaths on the road amounts up to around 3,000 per year.

Compensation for fatal car accident may often be a secondary thought, but making a claim helps you maintain financial stability and relieve the financial worry and stress that comes with losing a loved one.

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Who can claim?

Not everyone who was connected to the deceased can claim compensation, the law limits the type of people who can claim. Please find below a list of people in who can make a claim for compensation:

  • Widow/Widower
  • Deceased’s children (if below 18)
  • Parents of the deceased
  • Wife/Husband who was living with the deceased for at least two hears prior to the accident.

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If you are wondering about costs for legal advice, you have nothing to worry about if you come with us due to us working on a No Win, No Fee basis which means if we do not win your case you do not have to pay us anything.

Contact one of our specialist solicitors we have over 27 years of experience in handling fatal accidents cases.   There are time limits to claim compensation for fatal car accident so please don’t leave it too late.

26 Year Old Died Colliding with a Central Reservation

26 Year Old Died Colliding with a Central Reservation

It is believed the deceased was travelling along a dual carriage way speeding at more than 100 mph in his Mercedes when it collided with a barrier in the central reservation.

The deceased was travelling with three passengers which was all injured but survived the horror car crash.

The deceased was driving at speed when the car hit the concrete support, it rolled on its side and then on its roof causing it to slide down the road at estimated speeds of between 87mph and 99mph which eventually came to a stop 250 metres from the initial collision with the car on its roof and facing the way it was travelling before the accident.

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Witnesses attended the scene and rang emergency services.

The deceased received CPR at the scene of the accident but they was unable to save his life, the other three passengers were transported to hospital.

The coroner concluded this incident was due to an accident in which the 26-year-old sadly lost his life.

The deceased suffered multiple injuries to his head, abdomen, pelvis and limbs and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Fatal Car Accident Compensation Claims

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Nobody can put a cost on the death of a loved one following a fatal road traffic accident, the personal tragedy, pain and suffering is unexplainable.

At R James Hutcheon Solicitors we do understand that compensation is often a secondary thought but making a claim helps maintain financial stability and relieve the financial worry and stress that comes with losing a loved one.

24 Year Old Died in Fatal Car Accident

24 Year Old Died in Fatal Car Accident

It is believed the deceased was on the way home from an acting class when she overtook a car on a dark road and unfortunately crashed into a tree.

The deceased was travelling in her Peugeot 206, approaching a long stretch of road which was painted with solid white lines forbidding overtaking when she did not see a Fiat Panda travelling towards her until it was too late, she then swerved back across to her side of the road before colliding with a tree.

Emergency services was called but the deceased was trapped in the car, which resulted in her to die at the scene of the accident.

An inquest took place which heard that she sadly lost her life due to multiple injuries.

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Nobody can put a cost on the death of a loved one following a fatal road traffic accident, the personal tragedy, pain and suffering is unexplainable.

At R James Hutcheon Solicitors we do understand that compensation is often a secondary thought but making a claim helps maintain financial stability and relieve the financial worry and stress that comes with losing a loved one.

Death Due to Ice on Road

Death Due to Ice on Road

The deceased, 40, died as he travelled along a long stretch of road when he lost control of his Nissan Micra before colliding with an oncoming lorry.

It is believed the conditions on the road were icy which resulted in drivers having to reduce speed on the road due to conditions on the road.

A witness advised that the deceased was travelling in his vehicle when he turned a bend at the top of a hill when it started to skid. The deceased tried to save the vehicle by swopping lanes when he ended up in the opposite dual carriageway.

At the time of the fatal car accidents there was a truck coming up, he tried to avoid the Micra but unfortunately was not able to.

The driver of the truck and the witness got out of their vehicles, went over to the deceased’s vehicle and tried to help but they advise there was no signs of life and no response from him.

His cause of death is to of believed to have been multiple traumatic injuries due to a road traffic collision and died at the scene of the fatal car accident.

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Fatal Car Accident Support & Advice

For help and support following a road fatality to a close relative please contact us.  We will hold your hand and provide expert sympathetic advise throughout this difficult time.   All our fatal road accident claims are dealt with under our No Win, No Fee, Solicitor Service.

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Contact one of our highly experienced fatal accident solicitors discuss all aspects of making a claim or click on the following links below for more information.  When you are ready we are.  Please be aware there is a 3 year time limit from the date of death to make a fatal car accident claim however.  It not just about the compensation, we understand that, our service extends beyond this, to help support the family, get to the truth, dealing with the Coroner and all the paper-work.

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Out of Control HGV Causes Vehicle Pile-Up

Out of Control HGV Causes Vehicle Pile-Up

In yet another tragic fatal car accident, it is believed the deceased was stationary as she was stuck in traffic on a well known busy motorway, when a heavy goods vehicle, out of control, crashed into the back of her vehicle causing a five vehicle pile-up.

Three occupants from different vehicle was transported to hospital and treated for minor injuries and was discharged, while a 35-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal car accident.

The deceased is believed to of suffered serious head and numerous bodily injuries due to this fatal car accident.

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Information to families of the deceased – Fatal Car Accident.

By instructing the fatal accident claims solicitors you will NOT BE ALONE..  Every death is a tragic chapter and through life it is something we will all experience. But when it is so sudden and to the young the pain is more than unbearable.  Nobody can do now bring back the life of your Wife, Husband, Partner Brother, Sister and even a Child.  However the family left behind have to continue even when at times it may seem pointless.

The legal side of things plays an important part following a death due to a road accident.  It may seem like a blur to bereaved families but it has to be done.  The Government have historic legal authority over the body of the deceased, whether we like it or not.

For further reading, please click on our fatal car accident claims guide.

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Fatal Car Accident Claimed the Life of a Teenager

Fatal Car Accident Claimed the Life of a Teenager

18-year-old front seat passenger killed in fatal car accident which injured her boyfriend and has left him hospitalised.

It is believed that the Renault Clio who was being driven by an 18-year-old teenager who is believed to be her boyfriend who has survived this fatal road crash.

The vehicle is believed to of left the road and collided with a tree head on resulting in a fatality.

A backseat passenger is to of believed of escaped with only minor injuries.

The 18-year-old deceased was picked up by her boyfriend from work where she had been working at night.  They were thought to have been heading towards town.

It has been confirmed that no other vehicle was involved in the fatal road crash which left the road shut for eight hours following investigations by the police and ambulance services.

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Who can claim if my family member has been involved in a fatal car accident?

As fatal accident claim solicitors, we are faced with searching questions by the family of the deceased about who has authority to instruct a solicitor to pursue the investigations and claim against the person(s) at fault.

However, not everyone connected to the deceased can claim compensation. The law limits the type of people who can claim.

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Therefore the persons who can claim on behalf of the deceased are those close family members who were in some way “dependant” upon the deceased before and at the time of death which include:

  • Widow/Widower/Legal Partner
  • Deceased’s infant children
  • Parent of the deceased
  • Any person who was living with the deceased as a husband or wife immediately before the accident and was doing so for at least two years prior to the fatal accident claim.

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Contact one of our highly experience fatal car accident solicitors in order to seek free advice to enquire whether to you can claim compensation on behalf of your deceased loved one.

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