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Fatal car accident claims

Fatal car accidents have a devastating impact on the family and friends of victims. If a member of your family has been killed in a fatal road accident, you may be eligible to claim compensation. 

Motor vehicle accident

What can I be compensated for? 

You may be able to access compensation for: 

  • medical or hospital expenses, 

  • funeral or cremation expenses, 

  • loss of financial support if the deceased was the breadwinner in the family, 

  • or for the emotional impact the accident has had on you personally. 

Who is entitled to make a claim? 

You may be entitled to make a claim if you are a family member of the deceased. For example, spouse, parent, sibling or child. 

You may also be able to make a claim if you witnessed the accident or were otherwise sufficiently close to the person and you have suffered psychologically as a result of the death. 

You can make a claim not only for traffic accidents but also for accidents involving motorbikes, bicycles, trains, planes and other kinds of motor vehicles

Shine Lawyers are motor vehicle accident claim experts 

As one of the largest plaintiff law firms in Australia, we have the expertise and dedication to achieve outcomes that truly matter to our clients. 

Our personal injury legal services are offered on a No Win, No Fee* basis, so you won't have to worry about legal fees unless we achieve a successful outcome for you. Get in touch with one of our experts today for an obligation-free consultation. 

*Conditions Apply 

Check if you have a claim with our simple, free online tool.

What we will ask: 

  • Details about the accident and injuries that have happened to you or your loved one 

  • Basic personal information that is relevant and necessary for your claim

What happens next:

  • Either book a no-obligation appointment with a motor vehicle accident legal expert right away or,

  • Speak with our team about your options

How Shine can help

We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion in entitlements and compensation through our expert services.

95% of the cases we represent are settled without the stress of going to court.

We offer access to affordable legal advice including on a No Win, No Fee* basis and an obligation-free initial consultation, so you can understand your rights and know where you stand.

*Conditions apply 

We are ready to take action to get you quick access to the help and compensation you need to right wrong. 

Fatal car accident claim FAQs

Are there motor vehicle & pedestrian accident lawyers near me?

With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ team members, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers legal advice and support. 

If you or your loved one has been injured on the road or as a pedestrian and you'd like to speak to our motor vehicle accident team in person, you can see our full list of locations here. 

If you can't find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment or discuss the option to meet at a location that’s comfortable and convenient for you. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your road accident claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

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