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Tribunal awards over Rs 19 lakh to man disabled in accident

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A motor accidents claims tribunal (MACT) has awarded around Rs 20 lakh as compensation to a 28-year-old man who had to undergo an after a road accident at in April 2014.

MACT presiding awarded Rs 19,34,000 including

Rs 5,90,000 for prosthesis to who suffered in the left side and permanent physical disability of 80 per cent in the left upper limb.

The tribunal also awarded Rs 13,24,000 to parents of another man, Pitesh, who had died in the same mishap.

"The offending vehicle was insured with at the time of accident and as such, the company being the 'principal tort feasor', is liable to pay the awarded amount in both the cases," the court said.

According to the complaints, both and Kumar were injured in an accident involving three trucks at Udyog Vihar in on April 4, 2014, where they both sustained injuries and was declared brought dead by the doctors.

The court directed General Insurance Company Limited, the insurer of the truck involved in the accident, to pay the amount to both the parties after noting that the of the offending vehicle was driving in a rash and negligent manner.

It also said that Kumar, who was the sole bread-winner of his family, had to spend over a lakh towards his treatment and hire an attendant for Rs 6,000 per month as there was no one to look after him.

MACT awarded Kumar the compensation after considering the loss of income, expenses towards medicines and treatment, pain and suffering, conveyance and special diet among others.

The court awarded both the parties an interest of nine per cent on their respective award amounts from May 28, 2014, the date on which the petition was filed till realization.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 17:45 IST