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PUNJAB & HARYANA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Section 166-- Accident - Compensation - Appeal against dismissal of petition seeking compensation for death in a motor accident - Claimant did no more than filing FIR and charge-sheet against driver of offending vehicle - Tribunal felt it was insufficient to hold that a particular vehicle was involved in..........
PUNJAB & HARYANA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Section 166-- Claimants sustained simple injuries in motor accident - Held, claimant has undergone trauma of accident - Hence, awarded compensation of Rs.5000/-...........
PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Section 166-- Accident - Negligence - Deceased and injured passengers in a private car and accident occurred when on rainy slippery night, driver of car had not noticed parked truck which was involved in yet another accident previous night and had been remaining stationary having dashed against a tree - It..........
PUNJAB & HARYANA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Section 166-- Claimant sustained serious injuries in motor accident - However, injured claimant retained in service by employer - Held, the fact that injured cannot secure employment in an open market, will be relevant for assessment of loss of earning capacity...........
PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Section 166-- Accident - Compensation - Comprehensive policy of insurance - Insurance company is liable in case of car passengers...........
PUNJAB & HARYANA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Section 149-- Claim petition before Tribunal arising out of motor accident - Counsel for driver of offending vehicle made statement before Tribunal that driver had valid licence but was unable to trace it - Held, it cannot be said that driver had valid driving licence...........
PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Section 166-- Fatal motor accident - Contributory negligence - Claimants entitled to sue against anyone of joint tort feasors - Case of claimants cannot suffer for any impleadment of the joint tort feasor - Corporation against whom award is passed can at best have only a relief for contribution if the joint..........
PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Section 149, 157-- Liability - Fatal motor accident - Owner of vehicle contended that registered owner is Leasing Co. and he was merely a lessee of vehicle - Insurance Co. contended that no liability can be fastened on it as policy did not cover lessee - Held, owner also includes a person who is in actual possession..........
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Year of decision: 2010
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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Section 163A-- Motor accident - Age of deceased less than 40 years at the time of accident - Held, compensation should be calculated by applying the multiplier of 16 as laid under Schedule II of the Act...........
PUNJAB & HARYANA HIGH COURT
Year of decision: 2010
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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Section 166-- Accident - Compensation - Appeal against for enhancement - Appellant sustained injuries in motor accident - Held, award of additional sum of Rs.20000/- for four fractures @ Rs.5000/- per fracture and additional sum of Rs.5, 000/- for pain and suffering over and above what was awarded by Tribunal,..........

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