Fatal Accident Claims

Making a claim for compensation following a fatal accident is never easy. It is a very emotional time and it may seem to some as if they are making money from the death of a loved one.

However, compensation can be essential in providing a secure future for dependants. It will help to reduce the financial strain following the loss of a spouse or partner, who may have been the bread-winner or contributed to the household bills.

It also help to bring closure by bringing the person who caused the accident to account.

In the UK, the courts will not just look at the immediate effect of loss of household income, but also what effect the death will have on future earnings, pensions, state benefits and any other income that may be affected.

Who can make a claim?

A claim can generally be made only by those who were in some way dependent on the deceased. The law specifies the following would be entitled to bring a claim:

If you would like to know, or are unsure, if your relationship to the deceased entitles you to make a claim, please contact us.

How Thomas Dunton can help ?

Our aim is to provide sensitve, practical, clear and cost effective advice to support you through what is a distressing and emotionally overwhelming time. We will work with you in a quiet and unobtrusive way and will always be available should you need reassurance or support.

We have a specialist team headed by Robert Sardo who, with over 20 years experience, has senior Litigator Approved Status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is an Approved Member of the Law Society’s Specialist Personal Injury Panel.

When you speak to us you will be talking to a qualified lawyer and not, like many national companies, a faceless legal advisor at a call centre.

Contacting our Personal Injury Team

At Thomas Dunton we have a dedicated team of specialist Personal Injury lawyers ready to help you.

Please click here to view all the methods of funding available to you including “No Win, No Fee”.

Please click here for more reasons why Thomas Dunton are ideally suited to represent you.

For more information, please call 01689 822554 or Freephone 0800 146340. Alternatively, please complete the enquiry form on this page and we will respond within 24 hours.

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What our clients say about us:

  • “He always made us feel like we were his most important clients. He provided a fast and professional service with a politeness and discretion that is second to none. We cannot recommend Mr Sardo more highly”.

  • “Thank you for all your hard work. You have been amazing. I will forever be thankful that you were my solicitor.”

  • “Vernon Hadida is by far the best solicitor I have ever dealt with.”

  • “Extremely satisfied with the service which I considered excellent value for money.”

  • “I was very happy with the service. I was always able to speak to somebody that could help me when I telephoned.”

  • “Consistently efficient and vigorous in his application, always acheiving excellent outcomes.”

  • “Extremely fast and professional service with a politeness and discretion that is second to none.”

  • “We will not hesitate to recommend Mr Sardo to anyone wishing to pursue a claim.”

  • “Thank you for all your work on my claim. I am extremely grateful for your assistance.”

  • “Thomas Dunton exceeded my expectations in terms of both service quality and value for money.”

  • I would like to thank Mr Sardo for his help and I would come back to Thomas Dunton if I need a solicitor’s advice again.      30th January 2014

  • Thank you very much for your endeavours for making this all happen and come together – I now feel I can carry on with my life. April 2016

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