In cases where a person dies due to the wrongful actions of another, there may be grounds to bring a legal case against this person. Family members of the deceased party or “Dependants” may seek legal action against the individual whose wrongful actions caused the death of the deceased.
Those seeking to pursue a claim will need to have been financial dependant on the deceased and have suffered a significant financial loss along with the distress of the sudden passing.
In most cases, dependants are close family members such as
-Spouse or Former Spouse
Claims involving fatal injuries fall into three distinctive headings
-Solarium: This is the awarding of damages based on the mental and emotional distress suffered by dependants after the death of a loved one due to injury
-Special Damages: This is compensation* awarded for recoverable expenses such as funeral costs and the associated legal expenses of attending an inquest.
- Loss of Dependency: This is in relation to the loss of financial support incurred by dependents as a result of the death of the deceased.
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*Disclaimer: In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fess or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.