Support after a fatal accident
If someone close to you has been involved in a fatal incident, or has died as a result of negligent medical treatment or psychiatric care, the last thing you may feel like doing is pursuing a personal injury claim. We understand that. That is why we ensure that any claim brought by the family of someone who was involved in a fatal incident is pursued with the utmost compassion and sensitivity.
If there is an inquest into your loved one’s death, we can support you through this, usually at no cost to you. Families often need to find out exactly how someone died, whether the death could have been prevented and what steps will be taken to ensure it won’t happen again. We have experience of representing families at the inquest, to ensure the right questions are asked at the right time to get the answers they need.
We can also help guide and support you through any criminal or investigatory proceedings, and deal with any media interest on your behalf.
Families often suffer financial hardship when a loved one has died. Family members who were dependant on the victim of the incident may be able to make a claim. This is a complex area which requires an experienced hand to guide you through the claim. That is where we come in. Claims can also be made for funeral costs, bereavement and, in limited circumstances, psychiatric shock suffered by close family members. Where possible, we will ensure interim payments of compensation are claimed early on to help the family when they need it most.
For some people, bringing a claim is not about financial compensation, but about seeking to promote change. This could be a change in safety procedures in a working environment, enhanced road safety, or changes in the care regime in a hospital or psychiatric unit. For others, it’s about obtaining an apology.
At Ashtons Legal, our personal injury lawyers offer the highest level of expertise combined with personal attention for each of our clients. Our aim is to help you, whatever your objectives, and allow you to rebuild your life after your loved one’s death.