Coping with a fatal accident
When accidents lead to a tragic loss of life Bonnar Accident Law can help your family by explaining your legal rights and reviewing your options should you wish to make a claim for compensation.
We fully understand the devastating impact a fatal accident can have on a family and we treat our bereaved client’s relatives with compassion and care.
Our solicitors have considerable experience in dealing with fatal accident claims. We appreciate that sometimes you will simply want answers and an explanation of what happened. In certain circumstances The Procurator Fiscal will decide or be required to hold a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI).
FAIs are designed to establish what happened and if possible identify measures which could prevent similar accidents happening in the future. Family members are entitled to be legally represented at an FAI.
For immediate independent legal advice anywhere in Scotland, please call us free of charge on 0800 163 978 or complete a Free Online Claim Enquiry .
Whilst no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one there will be a significant strain placed on a family’s finances.
Our solicitors have the expertise and experience to guide the family through the claims process step by step and we work tirelessly to achieve the maximum amount of compensation for each family member who has a claim.
Loss of society
A claim for loss of society claim can be made by family members when a close relative such as a spouse, partner, parent or a child dies in an accident. The claim is for financial compensation for the loss of the relative’s present and future company and guidance.
Who can make a claim?
Only relatives defined in the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011 as ‘immediate family’ are entitled to claim for loss of society. Our solicitors will advise you which family members are eligible to make a claim.
Fatal accidents as a result of road traffic accidents or an accident at work.
Fatal Road Traffic Accident
We have significant experience in handling fatal road traffic accidents involving drivers, passengers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.
Coping with a fatal road traffic accident
We understand that the family will be devastated in the aftermath of a fatal road traffic accident. We are here to help at every step of the way.
The police will have carried out a detailed investigation into the accident circumstances. We will recover the police reports and we will speak to the officers involved in the investigation. We will normally instruct our own independent road accident investigators to review the police evidence and their conclusions and prepare a report for our use.
Fatal Accident at Work
Coping with a fatal accident at work
Bonnar Accident Law diligently pursued the claim my late brother put in motion before he died. He was adamant that although the claim was against some of the world’s most powerful companies he wished his family be compensated for these companies’ blatant disregard for their workers’ well-being. This fatal claim was a protracted and difficult task which Bonnar tackled with persistence, eventually achieving a successful outcome. They kept the family informed at all times in a courteous manner.
Fatal accidents at work are investigated by the police and the Health and Safety Executive. We will obtain the results of those investigations and commission our own independent investigation. We will explain your legal rights and give you expert advice on making a claim.
We will advise the family on their legal position and the strength of their claim against their loved one’s employer.
Our lawyers will guide you every step of the way during the claims process towards its successful conclusion.
Find out what your legal rights are and if you can make a claim.
Let our expert legal team help you today.
If you would like to discuss your options for making a compensation claim as a result of a fatal accident, please do not delay. Call us now on 0800 163 978 or complete our Free Online Claim Enquiry .