Fatal Accident Claims in Devon & Somerset

Local fatal accident claim specialists

If you are looking for local solicitors who are experienced in dealing with fatal accident claims then contact us for a free case assessment and details of no win, no fee funding.

Fatal accident claims can be complex and involve difficult emotional issues, especially for the grieving families. It is therefore important that you appoint specialist solicitors who are experienced in dealing with fatal accident cases and have a track record of success.


Claims can be made for bereavement damages, funeral and associated expenses and, most significantly, compensation for loss of dependency where the deceased was financially supporting dependants.


Claims for loss of dependency can lead to significant claims for compensation. Dependants may bring a claim for continued financial support based upon what they would have received had the accident victim survived. Dependants can include the surviving spouse or partner of the victim, the victim’s children or parents or anyone treated as a child, parent, grandchild or grandparent.

Dependency claims can often be complex but our Devon and Somerset based solicitors are experienced in preparing detailed loss calculations. We frequently liaise with local forensic accountants in calculating financial losses, including lost earnings.


The statutory award of compensation for bereavement is pitifully low. As at January 2020 the statutory bereavement award is just £12,980.


Where we are retained to deal with a fatal accident we will represent you at coroner’s inquest. These are held at local courts throughout Devon, Somerset and beyond. The verdict of a coroner’s inquest is often highly significant in terms of a compensation claim. It is therefore recommend that you involve us at the earliest possible stage so that we can use the inquset to formally raise any questions that need to be answered.

We deal with fatal accident claims on a No Win – No Fee basis.

Because we a local you can pop in to see us at any of our offices in Devon and Somerset. We also offer home visits throughout the south west to bereaved families who prefer a personal, face-to-face service but can’t make it to one of our offices.

We cover the whole of Devon and Somerset and other parts of the south west region including:

Axminster, Barnstaple, Bath, Bideford, Braunton, Bristol, Brixham, Bridgwater, Chard,  Chumleigh, Crediton, Dawlish, Exeter, Exmouth, Frome,  Holsworthy, Honiton,  Ilfracombe, Kingsbridge, Lynton, Minehead, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Ottery St Mary, Paignton, Plymouth, Sidmouth, South Molton, Taunton, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torbay, Torquay, Torrington, Truro, Weston, Yeovil and all the surrounding areas.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer the personal touch, so if you would like to speak to a solicitor about making a fatal accident claim then contact us now for a confidential and free of charge consultation.

For a free case assessment call
0808 139 1594

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