Dear Clive

Dear Clive Mr Clive McKeag - our senior consultant provides advice on a range of legal issues and is published weekly in the Chronicle Extra.

Dear Clive


Four months ago my husband was killed in a road traffic accident. Since the accident I have found it necessary to give up work to look after my two young daughters. Coupled with the loss of my late husbands income, I am now very worried about my long-term financial security. The driver of the other vehicle was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. I have been told that I may be able to pursue a claim, but I don't know how to go about doing this? Could you please help?




Dear Shirley


I am very sorry to hear about your late husband's death. As his wife you may be able to claim compensation under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. This Act entitles you to claim compensation in respect of your loss of the financial support your late husband provided. Additionally you may be able to claim in respect of the suffering your husband endured from the date of his accident until his death, and also any funeral costs and other expenses you incurred.


Please telephone us on 0191 2131010 to speak to one of our team so that we may discuss your claim with you further.