677. Payments to dependants.

If through the death of a passenger persons whom that passenger had, or would have had, a legal duty to maintain are deprived of their support, those persons are entitled to be compensated for that loss1. Such damages must be awarded in the form of a lump sum unless national law permits payment of an annuity, in which case the damages must be awarded in that form if so requested by the entitled persons2.

Where the EU rail passengers regulation applies3, if a passenger is killed or injured the railway undertaking