The findings of a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Scottish champion cyclist Jason Macintyre have been published. Jason was killed in January 2008 when he collided with a council van that turned into his path on the A82 near Fort William. Thompsons Scotland were instrumental in assisting Jason's widow Caroline to campaign for the Inquiry to be held - it took an agonising two years for the Crown Office to agree, with Caroline having to prove that Jason was killed whilst effectively engaged in his occupation.
The findings by Sheriff Douglas Small, whilst acknowledging that all cyclists should wear helmets and high-visibility clothing whilst on public roads, found that Jason's compliance with this may not have prevented this accident and the fatal injuries he sustained.
Caroline is now pursuing The Highland Council, the van driver's employer, for £500,000 in compensation, representing the loss of the family's main earner. Under Scottish law, an employer may be held liable for the actions of their employees whilst they carry out their duties.
The loss of a loved one can never be fully compensated by money alone but an award of compensation can aid the healing process and Thompsons Solicitors are experts at guiding clients through this process.
Thompsons have vast experience in assisting the families’ of fatal accident victims. We understand the first and most important thing that a family need and demand is answers! Without answers as to what happened and why it happened they cannot move on with their lives, they need to know that no other family will be touched as they have been by the loss of a loved one.
Contact Thompsons today on 0800 0891331 and we will help you obtain the answers to your questions. Our No Win No Fee policy means that we take care of the financial burden of legal action at an already stressful time for clients.