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Relief for road crash to land in a/cs; entire process via emails | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: With 4.5 lakh road accidents and 1.5 lakh deaths each year, the families of victims usually encounter a harrowing time during their protracted tussle with insurance companies to get compensation even while enduring the emotional trauma of the loss of their blood relatives.
It will now be a much simpler process, almost entirely through emails, without even requiring the claimant’s presence before the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT), which will transfer the compensation amount deposited by the insurer through RTGS/NEFT directly to the claimant’s account.
A little push from a Supreme Court bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy saw additional solicitor general Jayant Sud hold several rounds of talks with state government counsel and hammer out a procedure for speedy settling of accident claims and transfer of money to needy claimants. The procedure agreed upon, forming part of Sud’s submission, was filed before the SC on Saturday.
Sud, along with amicus curiae N Vijayraghavan and senior advocate Meenakshi
Arora, in consultation with counsel for states, said, “The police shall collect documents relevant to the accident and for computation of compensation and shall verify the documents. These documents shall form part of the police report sent through email to the jurisdictional MACT and the concerned insurer.” The ASG’s note said the kin of the deceased could also send her/his claim application to the MACT by email.

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