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Fatal Road Traffic Accident Inquest

When there has been a fatal road traffic accident, the coroner will establish an inquest to ascertain the cause of the accident and the factors that led up to it. The outcome of the inquest will seek to identify if there was negligence on the part of anyone.


Depending on the outcome, if it is determined that a party or parties were to blame for the accident, the next of kin and anyone else who has suffered as a consequence of the accident can instruct a solicitor to begin proceedings to recover compensation.


If you have lost someone close to you in a fatal road accident, it is important that you engage a solicitor, particularly if the traffic accident is the subject of an inquest.


Am I and other dependents entitled to compensation for the loss of a loved one? 

You have a right to compensation if you are surviving dependent and the fatality was as a consequence of someone else being wholly or partially negligent. Surviving dependents include spouses, civil partners, parents and children of fatalities who were under 18 years.


Compensation is assessed on the basis of the pain or distress suffered by the deceased before their death, financial losses due to the fatal accident, medical expenses, loss of earnings and funeral expenses.


We understand that nothing will ever adequately compensate you for your loss. There are many practical issues that have to be addressed as a consequence of your bereavement. At Malcomson Law we believe our experience and sensitive approach will help you through this difficult time.


If you require advice in relation to a fatal road traffice accident or representation at the Coroner's Court please phone us at 01 8744 422. You can also fill in our online enquiry form and a Client Care Executive will call you back.

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