Taking the strain when you suffer the devastating loss of a family member
We understand that it is hard enough coping with a death in the family without the added burden of having to make a fatal accident claim. This is particularly so if it is the main bread winner who has died causing immediate financial pressure on the family. If you do find yourself in this situation please contact us straight away so that we can help take some of the strain off you.
When there is an accidental death as a result of negligence there are two possible claims:
For the personal injuries and losses which the victim suffered before they died
For compensation for their death under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976
We will deal with your claim compassionately yet professionally. These claims often involve complicated calculations of what the deceased would have gone on to earn had they survived. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail which is vital if you are going to recover every penny you deserve.
If you need representation at an inquest we can assist with arranging that. If you need help with getting a grant of probate or dealing with the deceased’s estate our team of Trusts and Estates lawyers can also help with arranging that.
For urgent advice from a specialist serious injury solicitor about your fatal accident claim contact us now by calling, emailing or filling in our free initial advice form.
Gerard qualified with a large regional firm in 1991. Since 1995 he has specialised exclusively on claimant personal injury work. More recently he has focused on complex higher value clinical negligence and personal injury claims.
His greatest success has been winning the high profile case of Delaney-v-The Secretary of State for Transport where after almost 9 years of litigation involving two Court of Appeal hearings and an application to the Supreme Court he was finally able to establish that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Agreement was incompatible with EEC law. As a direct result of the decision in this case the agreement has had to be amended to the benefit of many future victims of uninsured drivers.
Gerard is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and he appears in the latest Legal 500 rankings in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence.
Gerard’s other professional qualifications include a Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises from Strasbourg University.