The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT), Panchkula, awarded approximately ??31 lakh to two families in Punjab and Assam, who lost their limbs in a road accident in 2018.
The Punjab family includes Nagina Parsad and his wife Durga from Harbanspur village in Kapurthala. The couple had lost their 23-year-old son, Paramjit Parsad.
The Assam family includes Sampa Sarkar, wife of the other victim Durlov Sarkar, 42, his two minor children and his stepmother.
They had filed a complaint against truck driver Vishal Chauhan, owner of Kuldeep Thakur truck in Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh, and auto insurance company Shri Ram General Insurance Company Limited, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
According to the petitioners, on December 21, 2018, Paramjit and Durlov were traveling to Baddi in Himachal Pradesh on a motorcycle. Paramjit’s father, Nagina, followed them in a separate vehicle.
At around 7 a.m., as they reached the village of Kona, Panchkula, a high-speed truck struck their motorbike, resulting in the deaths of Paramjit and Durlov.
While Paramjit was employed in a factory in Kalka and earned ??35,000 per month, Durlov worked as a supervisor at ??40,000 per month of salary.
The driver and the owner of the truck denied any accidents and claimed that a fake FIR was recorded.
The insurance company stated that the driver of the involved vehicle did not hold a valid and valid driver’s license at the time of the alleged accident and that the insured violated the terms and conditions of the policy. assurance.
It was also alleged that the alleged accident took place due to the sole negligence of the driver of the motorcycle.
After hearing both parties, the court awarded total compensation of ??30.78 lakh to the two families, of which ??14.03 lakh will go to the family of Paramjit and ??16.75 lakh to Durlov’s family.
The court ordered that all the respondents, driver, owner and insurer of the offending vehicle, be jointly and severally liable to pay the indemnity.