Fatal claim for the widow of a teacher who died in a road traffic accident. We secured a settlement of £650,000

We acted for the widow of a teacher who died in a road traffic accident.  We secured a settlement of £650,000. 

The main issue in the case was regarding the career plans of both partners, and the impact this would have on the financial dependency of either of them upon the other in the future. 

Client Feedback:

“From the very beginning our expectations were carefully managed, about everything from the process to the timeline to the award; and this was hugely helpful to us as we had obviously never had to go through something like this before.  At all times it was professional but caring, clear as to what was needed but understanding of the potential difficulties getting information, and supportive.  I couldn’t have hoped for a better team to help me at a terrible time in our lives.”

Client confidentiality is of utmost importance to us.  Due to the particular nature of this case, we are not at liberty to share further details here.  However, if you would like to discuss your own experience please call us directly on 020 7814 1200.

Kirsty Allen

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

Senior Associate

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