A New Start After Tragedy – Securing Peace of Mind for a Bereaved Partner

A New Start After Tragedy – Securing Peace of Mind for a Bereaved Partner

John was in a loving relationship with his partner for over 10 years. They were not married or in a civil partnership, but had been living together as a committed couple. Tragically, John’s partner was killed in a road collision while on his way to work.

At the time of the accident, John was financially dependent on his partner, as he had been a stay-at-home partner providing care for their two beloved dogs. John reached out to the Personal Injury team here at Wolferstans Solicitors to see if we could help him.

Our knowledge and expertise in this field meant we knew the importance of proving the nature of their relationship, and this allowed John to bring a claim as a co-habiting dependant of his deceased partner, which entitled him to seek financial compensation for his loss.

We were able to secure interim payments to support John, who was at risk of being evicted from his rented home with their dogs. These payments helped to ease the financial pressure on him and allowed him to continue to care for his pets.

Through our efforts, we were also able to achieve a significant settlement for John. This settlement enabled him to purchase a new home for him and his dogs, giving him peace of mind for the future after a significant period of distress.

The team also worked with the deceased's family to allow John to administer the deceased's estate and personal affairs on their behalf. This helped to ensure that John was able to take care of all the important details and finalise the affairs of his partner in a way that was respectful and in line with his wishes.

In the end, John was able to move forward with his life with the support and guidance of our team, who were honoured to be able to help him through such a difficult time, and are proud of the outcome they were able to achieve for him.

If you, or a loved one, are facing a similar situation, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation so we can help you navigate the legal process and secure the compensation you deserve. We work on a No Win, No Fee basis. Call today on 01752 292212 or email personalinjury@wolferstans.com.


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