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Fatal accident claims in Wigan, St Helens & Bolton

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident in Wigan, St Helens, or Bolton, we understand that you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take next. Our team of compassionate and dedicated personal injury solicitors are here to provide the guidance and support you need during this difficult time. With years of experience in handling fatal accident claims, we have the expertise required to navigate the legal process and help you seek the compensation you deserve.

At our firm, we believe in offering tailored legal advice to each and every client. We understand that every case is unique, and we take the time to listen to your individual circumstances and concerns. Our personal injury solicitors will guide you through the entire claims process, ensuring that you fully understand your rights and options. We strive to eliminate any confusion or stress you may be experiencing, allowing you to focus on grieving and rebuilding your life.

Seeking legal help after a fatal accident that took the life of someone close to you is not always easy, but our team is dedicated to providing you with the support you need. We are available to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have. Whether you prefer to call on 0161 696 6235 or fill out our online enquiry form, we are here to assist you every step of the way. Remember, you don't have to face this challenging time alone – let us help you seek justice and obtain the compensation you and your loved ones deserve.


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What is a fatal accident claim?

A fatal accident claim is a legal action filed by the family members or dependents of a deceased person seeking compensation for the death caused by another party's negligence or wrongful act.

Why choose our fatal accident solicitors in Wigan, St Helens and Bolton?

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident and believe that someone else's negligence is to blame, Stephensons are here to help you seek justice and compensation. Our team of expert fatal accident lawyers specialises in fatal accident claims and can quickly assess whether you have grounds for a claim.

We understand that losing a loved one is a devastating experience, and we are committed to providing compassionate support and guidance throughout the legal process. Our personal injury lawyers in Wigan, St Helens, Bolton and the surrounding areas have extensive experience in handling fatal accident claims and will work tirelessly to ensure that you claim the appropriate level of compensation for your loss.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, give us a call to schedule a simple conversation with our experienced legal advisors. We are here to fight for your rights and ensure that justice is served.

At Stephensons we pride ourselves on constantly evolving our services to meet the needs of our clients. We have been recognised for our expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence, and our team was awarded 'Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year' at the 2022 Manchester Legal Awards. Moreover, we have been commended in The Times Best Law Firms 2019, which is a testament to our commitment to excellence.

How can our fatal accident solicitors in Wigan, St Helens and Bolton help?

Our team of expert fatal accident claims solicitors in Wigan, St Helens, and Bolton are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need during this difficult time. We understand the devastating impact that a fatal accident can have on you and your family, both emotionally and financially. Our dedicated solicitors will work tirelessly on your behalf to claim the compensation you deserve for your loss. From handling all legal aspects of your claim to offering compassionate advice, we are committed to easing the burden and fighting for justice on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Can you claim for accidental death?

Initiating a fatal accident claim may provide compensation for accidental death. Bereaved families or dependants might be eligible to claim, particularly if negligence can be proven. Consulting a solicitor, adept in handling fatal accident claims, is prudent to facilitate the procedure.

Who can make a fatal accident claim?

If your loved one was involved in a fatal accident caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may potentially be able make a fatal accident claim. This includes immediate family members such as spouses, parents, and children, as well as dependant relatives of the deceased. It is advisable to seek legal advice to understand the specific eligibility criteria and process for making such a claim.

What can I claim following a fatal accident?

Following a fatal accident, you may be able to claim for compensation on behalf or your loved one for funeral expenses, medical expenses, loss of financial support, emotional distress, and other damages. Consult legal professionals for personalised advice based on your specific circumstances.

How much compensation do you get for a fatal accident?

The amount of compensation for a successful fatal accident claim can vary, depending on several factors, including the circumstances of the accident and the financial loss you have suffered as a result. It is best to consult with legal professionals to determine the specific compensation amount you could claim in a particular case.

What is the time limit for a fatal accident claim?

The time limit for a fatal accident claim in England and Wales is usually three years from the date of the accident. However, there can be exceptions to this, depending on the circumstances. It's important to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible so that you don't miss the opportunity to make a claim, if you are eligible to do so.

What are bereavement damages?

Bereavement damages in England and Wales are a type of compensation awarded to eligible loved ones of a deceased person in England and Wales. This award is called the Fatal Accidents Bereavement Award and is a fixed amount that may be given to claimants if eligible criteria are met, including someone else's negligence having led to the death.

What is a claim for dependency?

If someone has died in an accident that was someone else's fault, certain dependents may be able to make a personal injury claim on behalf of the deceased if they are considered 'dependants' and meet eligibility criteria. This would be a dependency claim.

Should I even be making a fatal injury claim when a loved one has died?

It is a personal decision to make a fatal injury claim when a loved one has died. It may depend on the circumstances of the incident and the potential benefits or compensation that may be available through such a claim. Consulting with a legal professional who specialises in personal injury can provide guidance and help determine if pursuing a claim is appropriate in your specific situation.

Contact our fatal accident claims solicitors in Wigan, St Helens, and Bolton

If you have experienced a tragic accident resulting in the fatality of a loved one and believe you may be entitled to compensation for their loss, do not hesitate to reach out to our compassionate team of solicitors. Our expertise in fatal accident claims extends to the areas of Wigan, St Helens, and Bolton. You can give us a call at 0161 696 6235 or conveniently fill out our online enquiry form. We are here to assist you during this difficult time.

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