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Monday, 14 September 2020

Rs14.90-lakh compensation to accident victim’s kin

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 13

The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT), Chandigarh, has directed ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company to pay Rs14.90 lakh as compensation to the mother and wife of an accident victim.

The compensation was announced after both parties reached a compromise. Deceased Harish Chandra's wife Seema (25) and mother Kailasha (56) had filed a claim under relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, seeking a compensation of Rs75 lakh, along with interest, from the driver and owner of the vehicle and the insurance company.

Harish Chandra had died after he was hit by a motorcycle allegedly driven by Kuldeep Kumar in 2019. During the hearing of the case on September 9, the claimants' counsel and the company's counsel moved a joint application for the disposal of the claim on the basis of amicable settlement.

The counsel for the insurance company had submitted before the court that the company had agreed to pay Rs14.90 lakh as compensation.

The Court, in view of the compromise between the parties, directed the company to settle full payment within 60 days, failing which it shall entail the liability of paying the interest at the rate of nine per cent from the date of the filing of the petition till its realization. Sixty per cent compensation would be paid to the wife and 40 per cent to the mother the deceased.

from The Tribune

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