Claiming for a Fatal Accident
If your loved one has died because of another person’s negligence, we understand just how angry and upset you will be. We also appreciate that no amount of compensation can undo the terrible damage that has been done to you and your family.
Nevertheless, you may want to pursue a compensation claim in order to achieve a sense of justice. Many who find themselves in this position feel totally helpless and find it difficult to simply accept what has happened. Making a claim can assist with this, as it gives you a chance to bring legal action against the responsible party, allowing you to access justice on behalf of your loved one.
There is also a more practical benefit to this type of claim, as compensation is awarded to recover the acute financial loss you have incurred. This will ensure you are not left financially unstable because of your loved one’s passing – something, which will be extremely important if he or she was the main breadwinner.
What you need to make a Claim
It does not matter whether your loved one passed away due to injury or illness; if another person or organisation is to blame for their death, there will be grounds for compensation to be paid.
At Gibson and Associates, we will ask about the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death. We realise this will be terribly upsetting for you and will be sure to treat your case with the utmost sensitivity.
If we believe the matter needs further investigation, we will pursue the fatal accident claims process, supporting you every step of the way. After we have obtained all the necessary evidence, we will work hard to obtain the compensation you deserve, securing the financial support you and your family need for the future.
Our team is here to help you no matter where in Ireland you’re based.
What our clients say
Step 1. Meeting To Discuss Your Case
To get a better understanding of your case and the injuries you’ve suffered, we’ll organise a consultation with you and the personal injury solicitor best suited to your needs. We can do this over the phone, at our offices or even by video call. We will explain terms such as ‘no win no fee’ and how an injury claim works.
Step 2. Arrange the medical report
Once we’ve assessed your case, we’ll send for your medical reports to be collected from a medical professional.
Step 3. Present the case to the Injury Board
Our highly experienced personal injury* solicitors will put together a detailed and strategic case designed to get you the claim you deserve. We’ll then present this case to the Injury Board.
Step 4. The Injury Board assesses your case
After we’ve presented your case, the Injury Board will assess how much of a *claim you’re likely to win.
Step 5. Decide to accept or reject the offer
As soon as you receive an offer from the injury board, our solicitors will give an honest assessment into how fair they think it is. This will help you decide whether or not to accept it.
Step 6. You receive your *Claim / Go to court
If you choose to accept the offer, an “order to pay” will be sent to the other party and you’ll receive your *claim. If you choose not to accept the offer, our personal injury* team will prepare your case for court.