The effects of losing a loved one in a fatal accident, whether it be an accident on the road, at work or due to medical negligence are devastating.
Dianna Bamforth has over 20 years’ experience in fatal accident cases. Dianna has pursued compensation claims on behalf of families of those who were killed in accidents and understands that it’s not just about the compensation, many families need support at Inquests a service that we are able to offer.
Dianna has acted for families when a loved one has died following sub-standard medical treatment and has particular expertise in dealing with these types of claims. They can arise where there has been a delay in diagnosis or providing appropriate treatment.
These claims are often contentious and it is important that expert legal advice is obtained as soon as possible. In particular, where appropriate, we can arrange for urgent advice and can provide immediate support and assistance for the family whether it be a recommendation for Counselling or attending the Inquest.
We can investigate the potential claim and advise on liability and likely damages, including bereavement damages, as well as loss of income, pension rights and services.
If a family member has died in an accident, as a result of medical negligence or you feel that you are not getting the specialist advice you require on an ongoing case, please contact Dianna Bamforth.
We offer a free consultation and the appointment can take place at either our offices or your home, appointments can be arranged out of hours, on weekends anytime that is convenient for you and your family.
Once we have discussed your case we will confirm the next steps that we need to take, most of our cases can be dealt with on what is known as a No Win No Fee basis, other options other than a “No Win No Fee” are also available and these would be discussed with you at the first meeting.
Fatal Accidents Case Studies
Toni Speck (deceased) –v- Medacs Healthcare Plc:
Dianna regularly acts for bereaved families and recently acted for the family of Toni who died in police custody having been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. Toni Speck died because no-one noticed she was suffering from a medical emergency. On 3 November 2015 led by John Paul Swoboda, barrister at 12 Kings Bench walk Dianna judicially reviewed a decision of the Coroner on the scope of the Inquest:
R (on the application of Maureen Speck) v HM Coroner for the District of York & ors  EWHC 6 (Admin).
A three-week jury Inquest took place in November 2015 where a finding was made that Toni Speck should not have died. A civil action proceeded in the High Court against Medacs Plc, who employed the custody nurse in the police station resulting in settlement for the estate and Toni’s daughter.
Hornsby -v- Wheeler:
Dianna represented the family of a 24-year-old who was driving his motorcycle when a vehicle turned directly in front of him, he was then hit by another vehicle, he died instantly. Dianna represented the parents and 26 year old sibling (autistic) who was partly dependant on the deceased for care. The case settled at a Joint Settlement Meeting for £685,000, the majority of the settlement for future care for the deceased brother.