Fatal Injuries

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.

Seeking a Fatal Injury legal action

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
-Parent
-Cohabiting partner
-Child
-Grandchild
-Grandparent
-Stepmother/Stepfather
-Stepbrother/Stepsister

Awarding Of Compensation*

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.

Injured in an accident get the right advice from Rory Quigley & Co Solicitors today. Contact us.

*Disclaimer: In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fess or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.