How long will my claim take?
Every personal injury claim is very different, and whilst we endeavour to settle your claim as soon as possible, we cannot guarantee a time scale in which your case will take to settle. Some cases settle within a matter of months due to an early admittance of liability, whereas others can take years with disputed liability and the need to issue Court proceedings. Whilst it is important to note that most cases these days settle out of Court, a few will still need to progress this far. However, Court proceedings are not always a guarantee of going to Court as there is still time for the defence to attempt to settle out of Court.
What is recoverable in fatal accident compensation claims?
With fatal injury accident claims it is essential to know what you may be entitled to; many fatal injury claims can include repayment of financial losses such as funeral costs, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering of the deceased due to the injuries gained and a bereavement award for the deceased's spouses or parents.
All claims vary in what can be claimed for and therefore the potential compensation amount. Typical inclusions for fatal injuries compensation claims are:
- Compensation for the pain and suffering of the deceased
- Bereavement award for the spouse or parents of the deceased
- Financial losses;
- Funeral Expenses
- Pension calculations
- Loss of earnings
This list is not exhaustive and may include a figure for the care of any dependents. Claims from dependents, if proven to be financially dependent, can be very valuable and complicated to calculate, however when discussing these elements with a solicitor it is important to ascertain whether or not they have the experience to calculate these accurately.