Who can claim
If you are an eligible financially-reliant dependant of a person who died due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident caused by a South Australian registered vehicle, you may be able to make a CTP claim.
Your compensation may include reasonable funeral costs, the loss of financial support as well as non-financial support and services provided to you by the deceased (such as home care and maintenance, or parenting provided to a child).
Claims may be made by the executor or administrator of a deceased person’s estate following probate (that is, when a Court has accepted a will or otherwise settles an estate according to relevant laws) for the following dependants, according to Section 24(1) of the Civil Liability Act 1936 (the CL Act):
- Domestic partner
If there are multiple dependants, they will all be included in a single claim under Section 27(2) of the CL Act. In some cases the court may decide it is appropriate for a beneficiary to make a separate claim, according to Section 24(6) of the CL Act.
If the executor or administrator has not lodged the claim within six months of the person’s death, a dependant may proceed with the claim. A time limit of 3 years from the date of death applies under Section 25 of the CL Act.
Lodging your claim
Download the Regulator's brochure So what happens now: Information for victims of road trauma in South Australia.