Interview: “No time limit for filing motor accident claims, but delays require explanation”
High court advocate SR Singh (specialised in insurance) tells
ML: What is the recourse for victims of road accident cases?
SRS: The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (MV Act) provides for compulsory third-party insurance and procedure of adjudication, to ensure relief to victims of accident cases. The first point of reference for a victim of a motor vehicle accident to lodge a claim is the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT); it deals with claims relating to loss of life, property and injury cases. Tribunals generally provide faster disposal and have less procedural rigmarole.
ML: Is it true that there is no limitation period or time limit for filing a third-party...
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