Fatal accident claims

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Chambers UK
Personal Injury

Claims arising from the loss of a loved one come at an already very difficult time and can add to the trauma, stress and sense of loss. If an inquest is to be held, the strain is often compounded.

In practical terms, the death of a spouse or close relative can have devastating financial consequences for the family. Clearly, any financial compensation can never redress the loss felt, but may achieve some much needed future security.

At Penningtons Manches we are very aware of the added emotional strain in these cases and the need for particular sensitivity. We are experienced in investigating issues regarding financial dependency and household contribution.

Where an inquest is to be held, we can provide information on coronial law, arrange representation to raise legitimate questions and advise on the findings and any further action that may be appropriate.

Penningtons Manches' experienced team can advise in relation to a wide range of claims.

Recent work highlights

Bereaved fiancée’s claim for hit and run victim

Settling a claim for a bereaved fiancée whose fiancé was killed by a hit and run driver who fled the scene. The insurers had argued that her relationship with the deceased did not meet the claim criteria.


Six figure sum for victim of country lane collision

Achieving a settlement for a driver seriously injured in a fatal road traffic accident while driving to work along a country lane, sustaining a traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures and the loss of sight in one eye.

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