High Court : Acquittal of Driver Involved in Accident no Ground for Denial of Insurance Claim (Read Judgement)

The Punjab & Haryana HC has made it clear that acquittal of driver in criminal proceedings pertaining to accident of a vehicle & a complainant turning hostile in the case isn’t a ground for denial of insurance claim to the family of the person killed in that accident. Justice Lisa Gill of the HC passed these orders while upholding […]

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15-yr-old crushed by truck; Parents get Rs 11L

Parents of a 15-year-old boy, who died after being run over by a rashly driven truck, have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 11 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here. The tribunal directed Shriram General Insurance Company Ltd, insurer of the offending truck, to pay Rs 11.07 lakh to the parents […]

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Minor gets Rs 7.71L for losing eye in accident

A child, who lost one of his eyes at the age of two in a road mishap involving a rashly-driven car, has been awarded a compensation of around Rs eight lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here. The tribunal directed the IFFCO-TOKIO General Insurance Company Ltd, with which the offending Honda City car […]

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Metro accident victim moves court, seeks Rs.50 lakh relief

Twentytwo-year-old Mehjabi who lost her legs in a freak accident at a Metro station in March moved the Delhi High Court Thursday seeking a compensation of Rs.50 lakh from Delhi Metro and a government job. In her petition, she demanded that the safety standards at Metro stations be improved. Hearing the petition, Justice S. Muralidhar […]

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Equal monetary relief for accident victims, rules court

The Delhi High Court Friday set aside the order of the Motor Accident Claim Tribunal granting excessive monetary relief to a foreign woman, ruling the victim’s social status or colour of skin is immaterial while deciding the compensation for injury in a road accident. ‘The court cannot award small amounts on account of pain and […]

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