Motor Vehicles Act 1988

Aabid Khan vs Dinesh 2024 INSC 291 – Motor Accident Compensation

Motor Accident Compensation – The tribunal computed the compensation towards loss of future income by considering the whole body disability at 10%. On surmises and conjectures the percentage of disability has been reduced. No reason whatsoever has been assigned by the tribunal for substituting its opinion to that of the expert opinion namely, the doctor …

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Haresh Shantilal Avlani vs New India Assurance Co Ltd 2024 INSC 251 – Motor Accident Compensation – Multiplier Based On Age Of Deceased

Motor Accident Compensation Claims -It is the age of the deceased which ought to be taken into consideration and not the age of the dependents for arriving at the multiplier. (Para 5) [In this case, HC changed the multiplier from 17 to 13 as the deceased was a bachelor and the claimants being his parents, …

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Vethambal vs Oriental Insurance Company 2024 INSC 180 – Motor Accident Compensation Claim

Motor Accident Compensation Claim – Assessment of compensation cannot be done with mathematical precision. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 also provides for assessment of just and fair compensation [Value of the labour being put in by the deceased in agriculture, it would be reasonable to assess his income at ₹35,000/- per month. Considering his age …

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New India Assurance Co Ltd vs Urmila Halder SLP(C) 6260 Of 2019 – S 163A Motor Vehicles Act

Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, ; Section 163A – Whether the amendment in Section 163-A of the Motor Vehicles Act which came into effect by a Gazette Notification on 22nd May, 2018, would relate to an accident which had occurred prior to the said date ? Calcutta High Court held that it is merely a procedural …

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Arvind Kumar Pandey vs Girish Pandey CA 2512 Of 2024 – Motor Accident Compensation Claims – Homemaker

Motor Accident Compensation – Homemaker -The role of a homemaker is as important as that of a family member whose income is tangible as a source of livelihood for the family. The activities performed by a home-maker, if counted one by one, there will hardly be any doubt that the contribution of a home-maker is …

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Shanthi Nanaiah vs Oriental Insurance Company Limited CA 1779 of 2024 – Motor Accident Compensation Claim – Contributory Negligence –

Motor Accident Compensation Claims – Contributory Negligence – When the lorry was standing in the middle of the road on which it was not supposed to be stationed at midnight and the jeep in question came from behind hitting the same, resulting in the death of the deceased, we do not find that the driver …

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S Rajaseekaran vs Union Of India 2024 INSC 37 – S 161 Motor Vehicles Act -Compensation of Victims of Hit and Run Motor Accidents Scheme, 2022 –

Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 ; Section 161 – Compensation of Victims of Hit and Run Motor Accidents Scheme, 2022 – An accident involving a motor vehicle can be considered as a hit and run accident, provided the identity of the vehicle that caused the accident cannot be ascertained despite reasonable efforts. Obviously, reasonable efforts must …

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