Latest Kerala Local News: Indemnity of Rs 1.58 cr granted to the native inj of Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal here has awarded compensation of Rs 1.58 crore to a 30-year-old man who was seriously injured in a bicycle accident six years ago. This is said to be the highest compensation amount ordered in a bicycle accident case in Kerala.

The beneficiary is Akhil K Bobby from Kuttiplackal House, Prakkanam, Pathanamthitta District.

GP Jayakrishnan, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal Judge Pathanamthitta ordered high compensation.

According to the court order, the insurance company is to pay an aggregate amount of Rs 1,58,76,192 which includes court costs of Rs 6,17,333 and accrued interest at 9% on the initial compensation of Rs 1,02,49,44, as of March 15, 2018 when the case was filed.

The court also ordered that the respondents, the branch of the National Insurance Company in Pathanamthitta, must pay the amount to the claimant within one month.

The accident

Akhil was seriously injured in a bicycle collision near Ganapathi Temple in Elanthoor on July 25, 2017. The bicycle Akhil was riding was hit by another bicycle coming from the opposite direction.

Akhil, initially taken to a private hospital in Kozhencherry, was transferred to Christian Medical College in Vellore for specialist care.

Akhil was 24 at the time of the accident.

The medical board’s report, which stated that he was 90% disabled due to injuries to his spine and other parts of his body, was produced in court.

Advocate N Babu Varghese appeared for the petitioner.

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