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Transport Accidents - Who can claim?

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The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is a Victorian Government owned organisation. Their function is to provide compensation and support to those injured in transport accidents which occur in Victoria or in some circumstances Interstate.

Accidents in Victoria

A claim can be made with the TAC if:

  • a person is involved in an accident caused by the driving of a car, motorcycle, bus, train or tram; or
  • a person is injured or dies as a result of the accident.

Those who can claim include:

  • those injured in road accidents caused by the driver of a car or motorcycle;
  • those injured in public transport accidents by the driving of buses, trams or trains;
  • passengers to road or public transport accidents;
  • in some situations, cyclist, e.g. victims of car-dooring;
  • in some situations, pedestrians;
  • dependents of those who have died in an transport accident.
Interstate accidents

If you were involved in a transport accident that occurred outside the State of Victoria, you may still be entitled to TAC benefits. A TAC claim can be made if:

  • a Victorian resident is injured or dies in an Interstate transport accident involving a Victorian registered vehicle; or
  • a non-Victorian resident is injured or dies in an Interstate accident and is an occupant of a Victorian registered vehicle.

If you were involved in a transport accident that occurred outside the State of Victoria, however, you do not fit in the above categories, your rights and entitlements may be governed by the Laws of other States and Territories which have similar authorities.

To understand your rights further, to obtain further advice or to arrange an obligation-free consultation with a lawyer, please call us on 1300 FEARLESS (1300 332 753).