Bombay High Court Verdict on Car Accident: The Bombay High Court has given a verdict on an important case, not considering the bursting of a car tire as an act of God, and termed it as human negligence and the insurance company Ordered to pay compensation. The court has given this decision in the case of a car accident, in which a person died due to a burst tire of the car. However, the car’s insurance company refused to pay compensation saying it was an Act of God.
The accident happened in 2010
According to the information, this car accident took place on October 25, 2010, when Patwardhan was returning from Pune to Mumbai after attending a function with two of his friends. While returning, Patwardhan’s friend who had the car was driving the car carelessly and the speed was too fast. At the same time, the rear tire of the car bursts and the car falls into a deep ravine, in which Patwardhan dies. Patwardhan was the only earner in his family. He leaves behind his aged parents, wife (34) and a daughter (7). Patwardhan worked as an assistant manager in a private company, earning a salary of Rs 69,000.
Court orders insurance company to pay compensation
Motor The Accident Claims Tribunal, Pune ordered the insurance company to pay Rs 1.25 crore to Patwardhan’s family with 9% interest. However, the insurance company challenged the tribunal’s June 7, 2016 order in the High Court, overstating the compensation, arguing that the burst tire of the car was an act of God and not negligence on the part of the driver.
Car tire burst is not an act of God – Bombay High Court
But Bombay High Court judge S.G. Digg one "Defined Act of God as a controlling force for which no human can be held responsible. But a burst tire of a car is a result of human error, which cannot be called an Act of God."
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