Family wins insurance case of man killed in tire blowout

Mumbai: While hearing a road accident case, a Mumbai court remarked that the tire burst was not a natural accident but a result of human negligence.

According to Indian media reports, the insurance company had filed a request not to pay compensation to the family of the person who died in the road accident.

According to reports, an Indian court in its February 17 order dismissed New India Insurance Company Limited’s appeal against a 2016 decision of the Motor Claims Tribunal, ordering it to pay Rs 1.25 crore to the victim’s family. had gone.

It may be noted that on 25th October 2010, Patwardhan was coming from Pune to Mumbai with his two companions, on the way, the rear tire of his car burst and the car fell into a ditch, in which Patwardhan died on the spot.

According to the report, Patwardhan was the sole breadwinner of his family, while the insurance company in its appeal said the compensation amount was excessive and the tire burst was a ‘natural accident’ and not the result of negligence on the part of the driver.

The Indian High Court refused to accept this appeal and said that the dictionary term ‘act of God’ refers to uncontrollable natural forces in driving and the tire burst in this incident is not an Act of God, but an act of God. It is human negligence.

The court added that there are many reasons for tire burst, such as high speed, low air, high air or second-hand tires and temperature.

The Indian judiciary said that the driver of the car has to check the condition of the tires before traveling, the tire burst cannot be called a natural process, it is human negligence, declaring the tire burst as an act of God, compensation to the insurance company. Payment cannot be a ground for acquittal.

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