Fatal accidents present the lawyer with a set of problems distinct from those of non-fatal personal injury claims. In particular, who does the law categorise as a dependant and how do you calculate the claim for dependency?
The APIL Guide to Fatal Accidents, now in its fourth edition, provides practical advice on how to run a case involving a fatal accident and how to secure maximum awards for the family, dependants and estate of the deceased.
The fourth edition has been extensively revised and updated with reference to the latest case law and guidance. In addition there is:
The questionnaires and checklists have been updated and revised to ensure that the practitioner can obtain all the relevant information in a way that is both comprehensive and yet maintains compassion and respect for the difficult situation that clients face.
Useful practical materials such as the client questionnaires, checklists, draft pleadings and schedules of damages complement the text. In addition the relevant statutory materials and the 7th Edition of the Ogden Tables are reproduced for ease of reference.
Written by a barrister who specialises in this area of law and who is recognised as one of the foremost commentators on civil procedure and damages this is an essential guide for all those involved in fatal accident claims.