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Fatal Accidents

A fatal accident claim arises when someone dies because of the negligence of another person or an organisation following an unforeseen accident or event. Dependants of the deceased can pursue a claim. The Fatal Accidents Act sets out who qualifies as a dependent:

  • The wife, husband, or civil partner

  • Anyone living with the deceased immediately before their death

  • Any biological child

  • Any other child treated by the deceased, as their own child

  • Any parent or grandparent

  • Any sibling or close relative (brother, sister, uncle, aunt, etc)

  • Anyone living with the deceased for 2 years before their death

If you would like to make a claim on behalf of a lost loved one, please give

Smith & Graham a call today. Our specialist solicitors will guide you through the claims process, every step of the way.

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