A fatality due to an accident is horrifying and lead to prolonged emotional pain. Loved ones of the deceased go through a great deal of emotional turmoil in this entire event. Accidents, as we all know, are caused because someone out there was not careful. He or she was negligent towards his or her duties. And accidents prove to be fatal many a times. It’s not just the emotional pain that the loved ones go through but also the loss of a valued member in their lives. Losing a person who earns bread and butter for the family is, in fact, a great loss to the family members. Loss of the loved one can never be repaired but the family of the deceased can surely claim compensation from the person at fault. A person due to whose negligence such a fatal accident took place is in every way responsible to take care of the expenses borne by the family of the deceased. Financially and emotionally it is hard for the family to cope with the avoidable death of a loved one due to a fatal accident. For families who are victims of such losses can file for accident claims.
Fatal Accident Claims
Fatal accident claims can be filed by dependents, by parents, grandparents, children, spouses and ex-spouses. The accident claims cover losses incurred due to the loss of a family member who was the source of income for a family. The cost of funeral including the headstone is also taken care of by the person at fault’s insurers. In some countries, the accident claims provide a bereavement award to the deceased’s spouse or the parents of deceased children under 18. However of if the deceased was above the age of 18 and was not married at the time of death then no bereavement award is given. There are various shares allotted to providing compensation when it comes to fatal accident claims.Claims filed by the bereaved
The dependents take the major portion of the compensation. Also if the deceased had no prior medical record of any illnesses before his accident is also considered while settling a claim of such kind. Such accident claims also cover the loved ones for their emotional pain. The compensation is calculated based on the date of the accident, date of the negligent medical treatment, date of the development of the disease until the date of the death. Accidents can be a cause of many pain and suffering. The person responsible for such fatalities is liable to pay compensation to the family of the deceased for emotional and financial loss. Solicitors handling cases of fatal accidents need to understand very carefully the trauma of the bereaved. He has to deal with the entire case in a diligent manner. The solicitor has to be sensitive and approachable. He has to be a thorough professional and an expert in gathering information of the damages borne by the bereaved. This will help the bereaved to maximize the size of their settlement. The bereaved deserve to get every penny from the settlement.