Procedures following death on the road

This page contains links to web pages of information and advice on practical matters and procedures that follow a death on the road in England and Wales.

If you can't find information on the topic you are interested in, download the complete guide as a pdf here or call our helpline on 0808 8000 401.

What happens now?
For information and advice on organ donation; seeing, touching and identifying a loved one's body; post-mortem examination issues; return of belongings; visiting the crash site; what happened in the crash; and what happens to vehicles, click here.

Practical issues
For information and advice on informing people; burials or cremations; legal issues; personal finance; the media; memorials; crashes abroad, click here.

Criminal investigation and charges
For information and advice on the police investigation; the Crown Prosecution Service and your right to be heard; criminal charges click here.

Court cases
For information and advice on attending court; being a witness in court; court procedures; appeals; prisoner release; inquests; the Criminal Justice System, click here.

Can I claim compensation?
For information and advice on claiming compensation; hiring a solicitor to pursue compensation; rogue offers of help; paying your solicitor; types of compensation; fatal motor claim procedures, click here.

Useful organisations
For information about organisations you can contact concerning all of the above click here.

Coping with grief
For advice for people bereaved in a road crash on coping with emotions, shock and trauma, and getting help, click here.

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