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Fatal Injury Claims Abroad, Scotland

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The death of a family member is always difficult, however, if they have died as a result of negligence, it can be even harder to process.

There may be many unanswered questions, preventing you from dealing with your grief. What exactly happened? Why was it allowed to happen? How many other people have been affected, or may be affected in the future if lessons aren’t learned?

When you make a claim with Jones Whyte, our fatal injury solicitors will aim to ensure that all your questions are answered, that those at fault are held to account and that similar incidents don’t happen in the future.

Every fatal injury claim is different. That’s why we approach every case differently. Our advice will be tailored to you and your particular case.

While every case has unique challenges, making fatal injury claims abroad can be particularly complex.

That is why it is important to work with an experienced fatal injury solicitor.

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Making a fatal injury claim abroad

If a loved one has died as a result of an accident abroad, you can raise the claim in Scotland.

Scottish law defines who can raise a fatal accident claim. It also spells out that once the claim has been settled, it is dealt with. It cannot be opened again by family members who were not involved in the claim.

Our fatal injury solicitors will do everything we can to find everyone who can be part of the claim. These include:

  • A cohabitant, spouse, or civil partner.
  • Parents, including step-parents.
  • Children, including step-children.
  • Siblings, including step-siblings.
  • Grandparents, including step-grandparents.
  • Grandchildren, including step-grandchildren.

While the claim can be raised in Scotland, our courts will consider the standards that are held in the country where the incident took place. This makes claims abroad more complex and is the reason why you will need the advice of an experienced fatal injury solicitor with experience in handling overseas claims.

The claims process for fatal accidents that happen abroad

Our fatal injury claims team will help you during every step of the claims process, from the initial meeting to the final award of compensation.

We approach every case with compassion and care and aim to make it as straightforward as possible for you.

After all, the last thing you want is additional stress when dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Most cases are settled out of court, however, if court action is required, our team has experience in many different tribunals and courts.

Find out more about how we can help you launch criminal inquiries into fatal accidents.

We also handle personal injury claims. Find out how we can help you if you have suffered an injury or accident overseas.

If you have lost a loved one through negligence, a fatal injury claim can be an important step towards getting life back to normality.

Find out more about how we can help you seek damages in cases involving fatal accident claims.

The quicker a claim is raised, the easier it is to gather evidence. Contact Jones Whyte to start a fatal injury claim today.

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