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Fatal Car Accident Claims

Fatal car accidents have a devastating impact on the family and friends of victims. Tragically, they’re relatively common. In 2017, there were 1,227 deaths on Australia’s roads. If a member of your family has been killed in a fatal road accident, you may be eligible to claim compensation.


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What can I be compensated for?

You may be compensated 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. Contact a member of our team to discuss your compensation options in full.

Who is entitled to make a claim?

You may be entitled to make a claim if you’re 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.


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Common Questions

The question of who is at fault affects how much compensation you receive. If the deceased was not at fault you’re entitled to receive compensation. The deceased doesn’t have to be a driver and can be a pedestrian or a passenger.If the deceased was partly at fault (e.g. not wearing a seatbelt, under the influence of drugs or alcohol etc.), you’ll still be eligible for compensation but the amount of compensation will be reduced.

If the deceased was entirely at fault, usually no compensation will be given.

If the deceased was under the age of 16 and a resident of NSW you can claim compensation for the accident no matter who was at fault.

In order to bring a claim, not only will you have to be a close relative of the deceased or a witness to the accident/death but you’ll also have to establish all or partial fault on the part of the other driver. Make sure you obtain the registration number and the CTP insurer of the driver that caused the accident, and keep records of any expenses such as medical or funeral costs.

Compensation claims should be made as soon as possible after the accident or death and no more than six months from the date of the accident or death.

Shine Lawyers are experts in the field of motor accident compensation. We can represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. To start your fatal car accident compensation claim, get in touch with us.

Where you are located isn't necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a lawyer. We're experts when it comes to motor vehicle related claims and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.It doesn't matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office - we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

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