Yes. A dependant of a person who dies as a result of a transport accident can receive a lump sum payment. They may also receive a weekly benefit. The weekly benefit is payable for a period of 5 years. However, it can also continue until the youngest dependant child completes full time education.
The maximum weekly benefit payable is currently $ 1,540.00. The maximum lump sum death benefit is currently $216,130.00.
Dependant children also have an entitlement to an education allowance. Family members are entitled to grief counselling paid by the TAC.
Expert legal advice should be obtained concerning death benefits.