Motor accident claims cases should be decided based on preponderance of probabilities, not proof beyond reasonable doubt: Supreme Court

The Court was of the view that the claimants have to establish their case on the touchstone of preponderance of probabilities and not on the basis of proof beyond reasonable doubt.
Justices BV Nagarathna and Prashant Mishra
Justices BV Nagarathna and Prashant Mishra

The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that a standard of proof beyond reasonable doubt cannot be applied while considering a claim petition seeking compensation on account of death or injury in a motor accident case[Mathew Alexander v. Mohd. Shafi and Another].

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