Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation
Whilst road safety standards are constantly improving, sadly motor vehicle accidents continue to claim lives in NSW and across Australia every year. Our compassionate personal injury lawyers at Stacks Goudkamp know that no amount of compensation will make right the loss of your loved one, or take away your grief. However it is important to seek specialist legal advice soon after a fatal accident so that we can take steps to protect your rights.
When a person dies in a motor vehicle accident, a damages claim can be brought on behalf of the dependants that have been left behind. This will include a claim for the income that the deceased would have earned had the fatal accident not happened, to help give the dependants some financial security for the future.
Only one fatal accidents claim can be brought on behalf of all dependants, and strict time limits apply. It is therefore particularly important to seek legal advice when children have been left behind.
Our specialist personal injury solicitors are dedicated to obtaining justice and securing full and fair compensation after a fatal accident. We will treat you with compassion and professionalism at all times, and take away the stress of bringing a damages claim so that you have the time to grieve and deal with the other practicalities after losing a loved one.
Our experienced motor accident lawyers have been bringing claims following fatal accidents for over thirty years. As well as assisting the family members based in NSW, we act for families of victims of fatal accidents both interstate and abroad.
To read some examples of claims that we have successfully brought after fatal accidents, visit our case studies page here.
Contact us now to speak to a friendly expert about your rights to compensation.
Fatal motor vehicle accident case studies
This was a very unusual and difficult claim
SU’s partner, a very high achieving director of a dance company, was killed late one night in an inner Sydney suburb by a street sweeper as she was crossing the road. There were no witnesses and the driver of the street sweeper was not charged with any driving offence.
SU made a claim for nervous shock and loss of financial dependency.
The insurer denied liability on the basis that there was no evidence that the driver did anything wrong.
The claim was litigated and was very satisfactorily settled, on a compromise basis, at a court ordered mediation