If you have lost a family member as a result of a fatal accident, then we understand that this will be a very difficult time for you and your family., You may be uncertain as to what you can do and what your options are. Fatal accidents are unique and somewhat unusual in terms of how compensation is awarded and who can make that claim.
Generally speaking, the next of kin is the person that has the first right or entitlement to make a claim in respect of a deceased loved one/family member but that is not always the case.
There are other complexities in pursuing a claim in relation to a close family member because the claim in respect of pain and suffering for the grief caused has been capped by the Civil Liability Act 1961 at €35,000.00. There would be in most circumstances an additional and ancillary claim in connection with any other financial costs or expenses, incurred by the family members left behind by the Deceased particularly if those family members were financially dependent upon the Deceased.
If you have suffered the tragic loss of a close family member from an accident which you believe was not the fault of your family member then contact us for specialist claims and legal advice as to how a claim might be pursued on your behalf and on behalf of the family of the deceased.
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After a very serious accident I met David Ryan through a recommendation and that too was a life altering experience. From that day on we felt secure , putting our future in his knowledgeable , professional hands . He answered our queries with patience and understanding and guided us through the many legal complexities / challenges. The successful outcome was due solely to the commitment of David and his excellent team of barristers.AC from Cork
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Personal Injury : Your Top Questions Answered
- Liability: who was at fault for the accident.
- Injuries: the severity of the injuries
- Expenses: all of the bills that were paid.
It is possible that the person at fault will seek to settle outside of court and your case will be settled in a meeting attended by you, your solicitor, and barrister to negotiate your settlement.
It is entirely up to you whether to accept the settlement offered. If you do not accept then it will move to a court hearing where a judge will decide how much your settlement will be.
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