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Fatal Accident Solicitors

Fatal Accident Claims

We understand the trauma that losing a loved one can cause and the difficulties you could face trying to claim compensation due to a fatal accident. We can’t take the pain of the loss away, but we can help.


Our accident and personal injury specialists can help you investigate a fatal accident claim. We can advise if you will be eligible for compensation and help to make sure you and your family are suitably compensated.

We understand that contacting a law firm is daunting, especially when discussing a traumatic experience, such as the loss of life due to a fatal accident. However, our fatal accident solicitors and specialists are approachable, friendly and down to earth.

What Can Fatal Accident Solicitors Help With?

If a family member has died in unclear or unusual circumstances, their death might be reported to a coroner, who could then decide to hold an inquest. Our fatal accident solicitors have helped people who have lost loved ones in various circumstances, including:

How Long Do I Have to Make a Fatal Accident Claim?

In the UK, you will have three years from the time of the incident to make the claim. Usually, the time limit starts from the date the accident or injury occurred. However, in some cases, the time limit can start from when you realised injuries from a particular accident caused the death of a loved one.

Drop In Sessions at our Fatal Accident Solicitors:

The following drop-in session are held weekly by our accident & personal injury specialists:

  • Sheffield – Tuesday 10am – 4pm
  • Rotherham –Thursday 10am – 4pm
  • Barnsley – Wednesday 10am – 4pm

If you think you may have a fatal accident claim call in to speak to one of the team, no appointment necessary.

By telephone; We also hold free 30 minute telephone consultations – just call 0114 2496661 on Tuesday or Thursday 2pm – 5pm (for any office).

Fatal Accident FAQs


Who Can Bring a Fatal Accident Claim?

  • A spouse or civil partner of the deceased
  • Anyone living with them immediately before their death
  • Anyone living with them for two years before their death
  • A child of the deceased
  • A parent, grandparent, or sibling of the deceased

What Does Fatal Mean in an Accident?

It causes someone’s death.

Can You Claim Compensation for Accidental Death?

Not all fatal accidents will be due to the negligence of another person, however, those that are may be eligible for compensation.

Legal Costs

Most fatal accident claims we handle are on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, so if you do not succeed with your case you do not have to pay our costs.

The Team

Howells Personal Injury specialist team is headed by the highly regarded Sharon Rinaldi and they are recommended by the professional guide; The Legal 500 in the 2022 edition. Sharon is also a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. Professionally, our PI team are highly skilled, very diligent PI lawyers who scrutinise every aspect of a claim, and represent their clients tirelessly, to give people the best possible chance of continuing their lives with the requisite financial and medical support. Personally, they are down to earth, friendly and approachable people whom you can talk to and confide in. They will listen, they will care; and they will use their technical skills to translate all of that into positive action for you.

Sharon Rinaldi

0114 249 6632
Sasha Marshall-Congreve

0114 249 6706