The number of road accidents is increasing every year in the country. Its official figure is also so much that it will surprise you. There are often reports that a vehicle collides with another vehicle while driving on the road and many people in the vehicle get injured and even die.
This is called a hit and run case, for which the central government has recently brought a strict law. Today we are telling you how much compensation is received in case of death or injury in a road accident. Let’s know about it in detail.
Millions of people die in road accidents every year
According to the central government, there were 4.6 lakh road accidents in 2022, in which 1.68 lakh people died. Millions of people were seriously injured, many of whom lost their body parts. Every hour, 19 people die in road accidents. Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that road accidents are increasing by 10 to 12 per cent every year.
How to get compensation?
Many people who die in road accidents are the only support of their family, after their death the family has no source of income. The family needs help. After the accident you can appeal to the tribunal for compensation. If the vehicle that caused the accident is found to be at fault, compensation can be recovered from the vehicle owner and the insurance company.
If there is a hit-and-run case, then in case of death of a person, his family can get compensation up to Rs 2 lakh. In case of serious injury, Rs 50,000 will be given as compensation. There is a provision for compensation under the Motor Vehicles Act in case of death or injury in a road accident. A separate committee has been formed for this purpose. It is important to note that you apply for a claim within 6 months of the accident.