Sunday, December 14, 2014

Woman Who Lost Husband in Car Crash Gets Rs. 65 Lakh Compensation

A Navi Mumbai woman, who lost her husband in a 2012 car mishap, and her two children were today awarded a record Rs. 65 lakh compensation by a Lok Adalat in Thane.
A Lok Adalat panel comprising R S Chahal, S P Kamath and M N Belose ordered ICICI Lombard General Insurance and the car owner (respondent in the case) to pay the amount to the woman, Vandana Shinde (38), jointly and severally within a period of four weeks, the claimants’ lawyer said in Thane.
Joint and several liability is a form of liability that is used in civil cases where two or more people are found responsible for damages.
Vandana’s husband Pandurang Shinde, who resided in Navi Mumbai, worked as a Manager with Mahanagar Gas Ltd. On the fateful day, September 4, 2012, he was returning home with his office colleague S Sharma in the latter’s car.
Sharma was driving the car (insured with ICICI Lombard) when it hit a road metal railing. Pandurang suffered injuries in the accident and later died.
The 46-year-old’s family members – wife Vandana, son Akshay (17), daughter Nikhita (13) and mother Anusaya (70) claimed a compensation of Rs. 1 crore from the insurance
company and the car owner.
The Shindes told the panel members that Pandurang was the family’s sole breadwinner and was drawing a salary of around Rs. 50,000 per month at the time of his death.

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