We are often asked " Can I make a claim for a loved one who has died from their injury?" If a loved one has died as a result of an accident, their Estate may wish to make a claim on their behalf.
If the deceased person has made a Will, the named Executors can issue any legal proceedings though they will need to apply for a Grant of Probate so as to allow for official permission to act on behalf of the deceased.
If the deceased had not made a Will, a close relative including a spouse, parent, child or sibling can bring a claim on behalf of the deceased’s Estate upon applying for ‘Letters of Administration’ to become an administrator of the deceased’s Estate
A specialist solicitor can assist an Executor or relative administering the deceased’s Estate with making such a claim, and seek compensation for the deceased’s pain and suffering leading to their death.