People who witness a fatal pedestrian accident or the close family of the person who died may also be able to make a claim if they suffer a recognisable psychiatric injury such as post traumatic stress disorder.
The Motor Accident Injury scheme provides that reasonable funeral expenses must be paid by the third party insurer of the vehicle that caused any fatal accident.
Those family members who are dependant on a person killed in a pedestrian accident may also have a claim for the financial loss caused by the death of their loved one.
Insurers will often deny liability to make any payments for pedestrian claims but you can dispute an Insurer’s liability decision and you need the best team looking after you and your claim. If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, be in as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information, and to arrange a free, no-obligation assessment of your claim, please call Stacks Goudkamp on 1800 251 800, or alternatively make an online enquiry.