The loss of a loved one as a result of motor vehicle accident can cause significant emotional trauma.
If you have suffered the loss of family member in a motor vehicle accident in circumstances where you can establish that the accident was caused by the fault of another party, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Parties who are entitled to claim compensation as a result of the loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident include the following.
- The husband or wife of the deceased
- The de facto partner of the deceased
- The parents of the deceased
- Any children of the deceased
- Any siblings of the deceased
If you witnessed the accident or had a sufficiently close relationship to the deceased and have suffered a recognisable psychiatric injury as a result, you may also be entitled to lodge a fatal accident claim for compensation on the basis of negligence.
Even if you cannot prove fault on the part of another party, you may be entitled to make a claim for total and permanent disability, which is made against your superannuation fund.
It is important that you seek early legal advice regarding your potential entitlement to compensation. A fatal injury compensation lawyer from Stacks Law Firm can help you by explaining how the law operates in Queensland and what your potential entitlements may be.