We understand that it is hard enough dealing with a death in the family without the added strain of having to cope with making a fatal accident claim. This is particularly so if it is the main breadwinner in the family who has died and there are immediate financial pressures. If you do find yourself in this situation please contact us straightaway so that we can help to relieve you of some of the burden.
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
under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976
We have many years experience of dealing with fatal accident claims and in particular those arising from car accidents. We recognise the need to deal with these cases compassionately yet professionally. As these claims often involve complex calculations of what the deceased would have gone on to earn had they lived it is vital that you instruct experts, like Hart Brown, who really know what they are doing.
If you need help with getting a grant of probate or dealing with the deceased’s estate our team of Trusts and Estates lawyers will also be able to help you.
To speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer who can help with a fatal accident claim or any other type of personal injury claim contact us now by calling, emailing or requesting a callback.
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.
And outside work:
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