[Motor Accident Claims] Position of claimant after accident essential factor to determine compensation: Supreme Court

Amount of compensation to be awarded cannot be in a straight jacket formula, rather it shall depend upon the facts and circumstances of each case and shall vary from person to person who has suffered, the Court said.
Supreme Court, Motor Accident
Supreme Court, Motor Accident

The Supreme Court on Friday observed that in a claim for motor accident, the amount of compensation to be awarded under the heads of pain, suffering, loss of amenities and happiness cannot be calculated based on a straitjacket formula [Sri Benson George v. Reliance General Insurance Company Limited and Another].

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