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 of the said jeep could have been in any way held to be responsible, either fully or partially so as to come under the definition of being liable for contributory negligence in matters where claim is filed seeking compensation for injury or death resulting from such accident – Referred to n Archit Saini and Another vs. Oriental Insurance Company Limited 2018 (3) SCC 365(Para 7)

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