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, the choice of multiplier had to be assessed on the basis of the age of the parents and not the age of the deceased – HC judgment set aside]

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