Fatal claims: I have lost a loved one due to an accident. Where to from here?

When a person dies as a consequence of a motor vehicle accident, assault, medical negligence, accident in a public place, work-related event or latent onset of an injury, ‘fatal claims’ (aka ‘death dependency claims’) can be made by their family or dependents.

The legislation surrounding fatal claims

Part 10 Civil Proceedings Act 2011 (Qld) and section 66 Succession Act 1981 (Qld) allows dependants of deceased the right to claim against an alleged wrongdoer who caused the death of the deceased due to a wrongful act or omission. The claim is based on a loss of expectation of financial support from the deceased.

How we can assist you…

Given the circumstances surrounding fatal claims, this can be a difficult and trying time for family and dependents.

If you have lost a loved one and would like to discuss lodging a compensation claim, contact our offices for a free consultation with one of our Brisbane personal injury lawyers. You can contact our office on (07) 3252 0011 or through our general enquiries page.

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