Fatal Injuries actions are generally taken by the next of kin of the deceased for 2 reasons.
- To establish liability so as to protect the good name of the deceased.
- To provide for dependants such as a spouse or partner and children.
Characteristics of a Fatal Injury Case
In cases of fatal injury, there will always be an inquest. An inquest is a type of court inquiry presided over by the Coroner for the county or city where the death occurred. Usually the inquest will tale place within several months following the death though it may be delayed in cases where there is a criminal investigation or where complex medical or other technical opinion is required by the coroner.
You should have legal representation with a personal injury solicitor at an inquest. Cian O'Carroll has represented clients in some of the most complex inquests around Ireland over the last 10 years. We provide specialist representation through our advocate solicitors saving you the expense of barristers.
In most cases, our fees are treated as an expense arising from the death and are paid by the party responsible for the death following the successful conclusion of an applicaton to the Injuries Board or any civil proceedings that may follow.
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