Fatal Accident & Fatal Injury Solicitors
Has a loved one died as a result of a fatal accident that was not their fault?
If the above applies to you, then we are deeply sorry for your loss. To lose someone unexpectedly in such circumstances is simply unimaginable. Sincere condolences to you and all those affected by this tragedy.
If you have found your way here and you are reading this, then chances are that you are searching for some answers. Perhaps you believe that a family member has died unlawfully and that someone else was at fault. If this is true, then it is certainly worth a conversation with one of our highly experienced Fatal Accident Solicitors. Justice is no doubt sought, but if you or other family members were financially dependent on the person who has passed away then seeking financial support should also be seen as a just cause.
Just one confidential conversation can determine whether there is a case to be answered and whether there is a high chance of success. We realise you are probably not looking forward to getting involved with a legal process at the moment. However, it may help to know that all our Fatal Accident Solicitors are highly trained in how to deal with such sensitive circumstances.
You will find a genuine person on the end of the line who will listen, empathise and offer honest advice. Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are leading Serious Injury & Fatal Injury Lawyers in Manchester, due to our extensive experience, track record of wins and our sensitive and compassionate approach towards the victim’s family.
If indeed you are searching for some answers then pick up the phone and have that initial conversation with one of our Fatal Accident Solicitors today. We guarantee you will be in safe hands.
What can cause a fatal injury?
We realise this is difficult enough and that trawling through endless complex information is not something you likely have the energy for at this time. Hence keeping this information brief and to the point. The types of fatal accident where financial repayments are eventually awarded are:
- Road accidents where third party negligence occurred. The victim could have been the driver, pedestrian, motorcyclist, or cyclist
- An accident at work whilst using machinery, as a result of a fall, or whilst in contact with hazardous substances such as chemicals
- Criminal Assault by a third party
- Medical negligence
- Industrial illness and disease as a result of prolonged exposure to toxic substances, or an unsafe environment. Examples of such diseases would be Lung Cancer, respiratory illnesses, or Asbestos-related illnesses such as Mesothelioma
Who should speak to Fatal Accident Solicitors?
In essence, it is members of the victim's immediate family who can pursue compensation for a fatal accident, since it is their lives that are likely to be completely shattered by the tragedy. Immediate family members in the eyes of the law include:
- Parents (biological, or those who were treated by the deceased as parents)
- Spouse (to include ex-spouse if divorced)
- Partner (providing they had been cohabiting with the deceased for 2 years or more before death)
- Civil Partner
- Sons or daughters, or Stepchildren
If someone in your immediate family has suffered a serious injury leading to a fatality, you could be entitled to seek compensation for the accident. Speak to our specialist Fatal Accident Solicitors today.
The serious injury solicitors at SDS are on your side
Inevitably, in the event of a fatal accident, where someone else, other than the deceased was at fault there will need to be criminal investigations and most likely an inquest. At such an emotional time, this process can seem very cold and impersonal for the bereaved. That is why it can be helpful to have one of our expert fatal accident lawyers in your corner.
We can help guide you through the whole process, represent you if needed and will never tire of explaining complex elements of the process in language that you can understand. We will ensure you are clear on what is happening at every stage of the process and that you feel you have a voice.
As mentioned earlier, Sheldon Davidson are the go-to fatal accident lawyers in Greater Manchester and we have long-standing relationships with the judicial and law enforcement organisations across the region. Call us today and if you choose to partner with us, we will stand in your corner all the way, to ensure you get the justice your family deserves.
What will Fatal Accident Solicitors consider when evaluating a case?
Undoubtedly when someone dies suddenly, or as a result of a prolonged illness there are considerable financial implications for those left behind. Most immediately there are funeral expenses to cover.
More long-term are the financial implications for the family, especially if the deceased had dependent children and was perhaps sole, or dual breadwinner. It may have been that the deceased had suffered a long illness and had been unable to work in the months or years leading up to their death, causing financial hardship for the family as a result of lost earnings.
All of these financial elements will be for consideration when valuing your compensation. In most cases the following will be taken into account:
- Age of the deceased and status in terms of dependent children and their reliance on him / her financially
- Funeral Expenses
- The type of family relations the deceased had at time of death and once again any financial dependence
- Medical and care fees if a prolonged illness caused the fatality
- Loss of earnings if a prolonged illness caused the fatality
- Statutory Bereavement Award – This is a Government award under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. This can be awarded to a parent, or spouse of someone who has suffered an unlawful death and is currently valued at £15,120.
No Win No Fee Fatal Accident Solicitors
Obviously the last thing you want to be worried about in deciding whether to even pursue financial compensation is legal fees. This is why at Sheldon Davidson, we will only take your case on if we believe from our extensive experience and track record that we can win.
If you choose Sheldon Davidson as your partner in pursuing justice for your loved one, we will work on a no win no fee basis. This is our guarantee of confidence to you that we will fight with all our legal might to secure you the financial compensation you deserve for the unimaginable pain and suffering you have endured.
Why choose us?
Established in Whitefield, Manchester in 1997, we are a leading specialist personal injury, accident and medical negligence law firm acting for claimants who are victims of non-fault incidents.
At Sheldon Davidson Solicitors we also help our clients obtain the rehabilitation care they need without financial outlay.
Our personal injury solicitors Manchester act for clients across the Greater Manchester area including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham and Whitefield.
Our team of recognised Serious Injury Claims Solicitors can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England & Northern Ireland. We serve clients across the UK.
We specialise in no win no fee personal injury claims, which means you won't need any financial investment unless your claim is successful.
Call us for free now using the number at the top of the page or complete the online contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are a Lexcel accredited law firm. The Lexcel standard is only awarded by the Law Society to firms who meet the highest standards of practice management and customer service. With Sheldon Davidson Solicitors in Whitefield, Manchester you can be confident that your case is in safe hands.