Fatal accident litigation has many features which distinguish it from personal injury actions generally. This book is for lawyers with a basic knowledge of personal injury litigation, and deals with the matters peculiar to fatal-accident claims. The rules governing who may claim damages following a fatal accident are set out. Precedents are provided and the principles of calculating the claim are given, with worked examples. The difficult area of claims for loss services is discussed. There are suggestions about obtaining evidence and an outline of the rules governing inquests. Recent developments are explored, including claims for damages for nervous shock by close relatives - with special reference to the Hillsborough case.