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Young female pedestrian killed in road traffic accident settled for nearly £50,000

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Young female pedestrian killed in road traffic accident settled for nearly £50,000

News article published on: 5th October 2020

Sam Collard, an Associate in the Osbornes catastrophic injury team, recently settled a fatal accident claim brought on behalf of the family of an 18 year old Romanian girl who was tragically killed in a road traffic accident in East London in 2017.

Sam brought a claim against the Defendant driver’s insurer under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1934.  Liability was disputed between the parties and initially the Defendant’s insurer offered to pay no more than £4,000 to cover repatriation and the funeral expenses.  Despite the inherent injustices of fatal accident claims, which prevent the father of an 18 year old from claiming the statutory bereavement award because his daughter has reached the age of majority, Sam was able to reach an agreement in relation to liability and secure a net settlement of close to £50,000 for the family.  This also avoided inflicting the unpleasant prospect of a trial on the grieving family.

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