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Death by Dangerous Driving Compensation Claims

If you’ve lost a loved one through dangerous driving, we’re here to get you the compensation you deserve.
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Have You Suffered the Loss of a Loved One Through Dangerous Driving?

Hampson Hughes Solicitors Liverpool offer vast experience in assisting those who have suffered the loss of a loved one through dangerous driving. Causing death by careless driving can lead to a sentence for death by dangerous driving in some cases, but what happens to the family of the deceased? It is a tough and upsetting time for any family that has lost a loved one due to a road traffic accident. We are here to provide legal help to clients in Liverpool and the UK at this distressing time, guiding them through the legal claim process in simple terms and putting together a case for your death by dangerous driving claim that could help you secure maximum compensation.

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Our team is experienced in all matters related to fatal road traffic accident compensation and we are here to help our clients through the entire process, answering any questions they have at any point and ensuring that they are fully aware of all aspects of the claim. Causing death by dangerous driving should lead to a sentence for death by careless driving for the person responsible for the accident and we want to ensure that those who have suffered the loss of a loved one receive the right financial support at this difficult time.

What Constitutes Dangerous Driving in the UK?

For a person to be given a sentence for causing death by dangerous driving in Liverpool and the UK, they must have been driving in a way that put members of the public at unnecessary risk of injury or death. There are four offences that fall under causing death by dangerous driving:

  • Causing death by dangerous driving
  • Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs
  • Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving; and
  • Causing death by driving: unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers.

Two of the most common offences include:

Driving Whilst Intoxicated – A sentence for death by dangerous driving may be handed out to those who have caused death by driving whilst intoxicated. Intoxication covers not only alcohol levels, but also the incorrect use of prescription medications or ignoring specific related advice for medication.

Driving Whilst Tired – Another common reason for accidents causing death by careless driving is that of drivers who are tired at the wheel. A road traffic accident caused by a driver being tired at the wheel does not necessarily mean that they have fallen asleep whilst driving. Tiredness can affect reaction times, cause blurred vision and impair our decision-making skills.

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  • There are several other scenarios where this sort of charge may be implemented, including:
  • Driving at a speed that is well in excess of the legal speed limit
  • Using a phone whilst driving
  • Racing other cars on the road (either formally or informally)
  • Programming a GPS system whilst driving
  • Driving despite knowing the car has a serious fault
  • Driving without prescription glasses or contact lenses
  • Continuing to drive despite suffering with a serious illness that affects your driving abilities

Who Can Claim Compensation for Death by Careless Driving Incidents?

When it comes to seeking death by careless driving compensation in Liverpool or elsewhere in England or Wales, there are three main parties that can legally claim:

Direct Dependents of the Deceased –

Dependents can make the death by careless driving compensation claim. A dependent can be:

  • A spouse or former spouse
  • A cohabiting partner or civil partner that has lived with the deceased for at least two years before their death
  • Parents, grandparents or great grandparents of the deceased person
  • Children and other descendants (including blood children, adopted children and children through marriage or civil partnership)
  • Brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews or nieces

Estate of the Deceased – In some cases, the deceased will have left a business as part of the estate. In certain instances, the estate can seek death by dangerous driving compensation to help cover serious potential problems for the business.

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How Much Does a Death by Dangerous Driving Compensation Claim Cost?

The cost of making a compensation for death by careless driving claim may seem prohibitive to many families, but Hampson Hughes are here to ensure you receive the help you need. Give our legal team a call and we will be able to talk through available funding options, including any relevant insurance policy that covers the cost of a claim.

For the majority of our clients who have lost a loved one in a road traffic accident, we can represent on ‘No Win, No Fee’ terms, utilising a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). A CFA makes sure that, should your death by dangerous driving claim be unsuccessful, you will not have to pay a penny towards the related costs. Our legal team has a wealth of experience in these types of claims, working in your interests to secure maximum compensation for death by dangerous driving incidents, to help those who relied financially on the victim of such an event.

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How Do I Find the Right Fatal Road Traffic Accident Solicitors?

An event of causing death by careless driving has serious and devastating implications for the family of the deceased. At Hampson Hughes our experienced team of solicitors based in Liverpool are here to help you seek maximum compensation for death by dangerous driving, which can hopefully help you move forward in what is such a tough situation. If you would like to find out how we can help you, contact us.

Email us at info@hampsonhughes.com or call us on 0151 236 1222 and we’ll discuss your claim.

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