Mishap victim gets Rs 12.67 lakh

A road accident tribunal has awarded a compensation of Rs 12.67 lakh to a 29-year-old man, who suffered partial disability of his right leg in an accident involving his motorcycle and a car in 2010.

Holding that the car driver was driving negligently, the Motor Accident Claim Tribunal’s presiding officer B S Chumbak directed National Insurance Company Ltd, with which the car was insured, to pay the sum to Rishi Sharma.

“I am of the considered view that Rishi succeeded in proving that on May 4, 2010 an accident had taken place due to rash and negligent driving by the offending driver,” the judge said.

“I grant a compensation to the tune of Rs 12.67 lakh to Rishi with interest at the rate of 7.50 per cent from the date of filing of the petition.”

The judge said pain and suffering cannot be measured in money.

Rishi, employed with Times Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, had moved the tribunal alleging that while he was returning from his Noida office on his two-wheeler in May 2010, a car driven in a rash manner hit him from the rear.

He had fallen on the road and sustained serious injuries, resulting in 19 per cent permanent disability in his right lower limb.

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