If you have lost a family member in a motor vehicle crash, the Insurance Commission may be able to help.
You may be able to claim compensation if you are a relative of the person fatally injured, and you were financially dependent on that person; see the Fatal Accidents Act 1959.
You may be able to claim:
- funeral and headstone expenses up to $10,000;
- loss of financial benefit provided by the deceased; and
- loss of services provided by the deceased.
There is a three year time limit to lodge a dependency claim.