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Fatal Car Accident Claims


Fatal Car Accident Claims

If a family member or relative has been involved in a fatal car accident it is important that you understand your rights to receive compensation through your fatal car accident claim.

At Gerard Malouf and Partners, we treat our clients who have family members involved with fatalities, with compassion and understanding. We understand that complying with time limits and other requirements can make a claim for compensation extremely difficult when grieving for your loss. 

This is why we strongly recommend obtaining legal advice as soon as possible, so that your legal team can handle all of these details expertly and professionally, and you can focus on looking after you and your loved ones during this time.

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How to make an accident claim after a fatality

According to statistics compiled by the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, an average of more than 1,200 people are killed on our roads every year.

Our expert legal team will ensure that the accident is reported to the police within the necessary time and will investigate and obtain the details of the vehicle and driver that caused the accident. We will also commence the claim process by lodging a “Motor Accidents Compensation to Relatives Claim Form”, within six months of the accident to ensure that your compensation entitlements are protected.

Who can make a claim for relatives compensation?

Under the Compensation for Relatives Act the following people can make a claim for car accident compensation:

  • The spouse or de facto partner of the deceased;
  • Brothers, sisters, half-brothers, and half-sisters of the deceased;
  • Parents of the deceased;
  • Children of the deceased.

What compensation can you receive?

  • Payment of any reasonable expenses of the funeral or cremation as well as the reasonable cost for a headstone over the grave.
  • Hospital and medical expenses.
  • Compensation for a loss of financial support as a result of death.
  • Compensation for any past economic loss on account of the accident.
  • Compensation for any loss of services caused by death, such as the care of young children.

When considering engaging with a fatal car accident lawyer to assist you in your claim for compensation, it is important to find out the legal costs you will be charged.

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Our guide to Motor Vehicle Accident Claims​

Download our guide to understand important time limits and processes that you need to follow to maximise your chances of success.

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Gerard Malouf & Partners has a dedicated client care service team to ensure that you are kept up-to-date at all stages. Our lawyers follow our  triple “C” service, to show compassion, commitment and competence for all clients.

We are one of Australia’s largest private law firm that specialise in compensation law. Contact us today to discuss your claim in a free, no obligation consultation with one of our lawyers.

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Our guide to Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

Download our guide to understand important time limits and processes that you need to follow to maximise your chances of success.

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Meet the Motor Vehicle Accident Team

Meet some of the diverse and dynamic compensation lawyers that support our clients with their Motor Vehicle Accident claims.

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Call us now on 1800 004 878 to book a free appointment with one of our compensation experts, or make an enquiry online now.

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