If a loved one has died as a result of an accident then it is likely that the insurance company paying the claim will require a grant of probate where the deceased had a will or letters of administration if there is no will before they will pay out any money.
In this case, our personal injury team will liaise closely with our specialist probate team who can be instructed separately by you to assist and guide you through the process of obtaining a grant of probate.
Time for making a claim
The time for making a claim is called the ‘Limitation Period’ and in fatal accident claims this is generally calculated 3 years from the date of death. However, this may change if the deceased survived for a period of time after the accident. Also, this may change depending on how or where the accident happened, for instance if the accident occurred on water, in the air, or as a result of a criminal injury, then the limitation period will normally be 2 years, instead of 3 years.
Please contact us now if you would like to speak to a solicitor in confidence about making a claim for compensation.