Fatal Accidents

Dealing with the loss of a family member due to a road or transport accident? The injury compensation lawyers at Fortitude Legal in Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong can help.

If you have been impacted by the loss of a loved one in a transport accident, our Team extends our sincere sympathies and condolences to you.

The loss of a loved one is immeasurable and incapable of being distilled into compensation terms in any truly meaningful way. We can help you navigate the transport accident scheme whilst you are moving through this difficult journey, to obtain the assistance that you need.

The transport accident scheme provides for various forms of compensation in these circumstances which may include:

  • Funding of family counselling;
  • Funeral expenses;
  • Weekly Payments of Compensation for surviving partners and children;
  • In some instances, a lump sum of compensation.

Other rights may exist at common law where the death was caused by the negligence of another and there are surviving dependents.

Entitlements may also exist for you or family members where you have suffered psychological injury as a result of the death or serious injury of a person close to you in a transport accident. For more information in this regard please click here.

The scheme surrounding transport accidents and your entitlements is complex and there are strict time limits that apply.  It is important that you get appropriate legal advice from the outset to ensure that your rights are protected.

We can help you navigate the scheme, maximise your entitlements and make the decisions that are right for your future.

If you have a query, please do not hesitate to contact our expert Transport Accident Team for a no obligation chat.