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The Hillsborough Law – Coroners and Inquest Hearings

There is no doubt amongst honest and decent members of the public the admiration of the 96 families who over so many years had to fight for justice, rather than justice fighting for them.

“THE TRUTH HAS COME OUT AND WE MUST LEARN FROM IT.”

The “Hillsborough law” is for and behalf of those who were unlawfully killed in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster and for any future disasters that may happen. It looks at the past events so we can learn from the mistakes for the future.

The proposals are for Hillsborough Law to adopted in all Inquest Hearing that are held where public authorities, civil servants and officials and others are to be accountable.

More Accountable

The key issues about Hillsborough Law is for public bodies to be more accountable and to provide equality of legal representation for the bereaved families at Inquest hearing before a coroner.  This is to stop the Government having deep legal pockets to represent public officials to bereaved families who may not have the money to obtain legal and expert advice.

It is hoped that the trust and fairness in the justice will help bereaved families in other disasters going forward which can only be a good thing.

We often say, that sometimes the law gets in the way of justice.  We hope that he hard work and hurt following the Hillsborough disaster in not in vain.

Further Reading – Hillsborough Law

Fatal Accident – Can I Claim Compensation?

As fatal accident claim solicitors we are often approached by family members and friends of the family who have lost a loved one for guidance and advice.

Often fatal accident compensation is often secondary to finding out the truth of what happened to the deceased and to obtain justice.

Fatal Accident Claims and Probate

Fatal accident solicitors can help with the investigations by the Police by liaising  with them and the Coroner in respect of the Inquest that is often held following an untimely death.

Compensation for Fatal Accident Claim

There are many different types of losses that a qualifying member of the deceased can claim such as:

If a person dies as a result of a violent act, then a claim can be made through the Criminal Injuries Scheme of which please click on this link: Criminal Injuries and Bereavement Award.

This website offers a wealth of information and pointers to help family members and concerned friends but you should contact us for advice with one of our fatal accident solicitors to make a claim or simply to obtain some advice and support.

 

 

 

 

Viola Beach – Coroner’s Court in Warrington

The tragic deaths of the Band Members of Viola Beach and their Manager was held locally in their home town of Warrington Cheshire. Once the short formalities of the hearing took place the Inquest was adjourned to be heard at a later time.

This is because the Coroner will have insufficient evidence to make any verdict into the cause of the death.  Only once the evidence has been collated by the Swedish Police and other relevant organisations will the Inquest into the Deaths of Viola Beach be heard.

Viola Beach Car Crash

It was reported that the bodies of the band members have been returned to their respective families.

All band members of Viola Beach were killed on the 13 February 2016 whilst they were in Sweden when their hired car departed from a bridge and landed into a canal below.  All men were killed.  There were unfounded rumors that the band may have taken drink or drugs but was later proved wrong when the toxicologist report on the bodies revealed negative findings.

Warrington Coroner Nicholas Rheinberg

The Coroner headed to hear the Inquest of the deaths has been named as Nicholas Rheinberg who officially released the bodies so the burials could take place.  The Swedish Police and the UK Police are said to be in co-operation with each other over the fatal car crash.

Affected by the Fatal Car Crash?

This tragic car crash has been reported by the national press and TV because in one accident, it has took the lives of all the band members who were  young and had promising careers ahead of them.  Such as waste of life and yet the accident circumstances are still unknown.

The unknown facts leaves the bereaved families in limbo and hinders the grieving process.

At the fatal accident claims solicitors we not only helping many families affected by such similar tragic events and difficult times but specialise in fact finding and getting to the truth of what happened by liaising with the police and relevant authorities including, if necessary obtaining specialist expert evidence.  Once the evidence has been obtained to present any case at an Inquest Hearing before the Coroner.  Once the hearing has been held, to continue to support the families to help with all the necessary paper-work and deal with all financial claims for loss and dependency including any bereavement award and funeral expenses.

Every case is tragic.  We will help, just call us for advice and assistance.  We are No Win No Fee Solicitors so you will have not worry problems by instructing experienced qualified solicitors. For the avoidance of doubt we are not representing the families of Viola Beach or the manager’s family and dependents.