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Accident victim claims Rs 5 lakh payout, gets triple

Mumbai: A 39-year-old man who claimed Rs 5 lakh as accident compensation for injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident in 2018 was early this month awarded a compensation of Rs 15 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal.The tribunal said that though the claimant has restricted his claim to Rs 5 lakh, it has ample power to grant more compensation than the claim. Tribunal member AM Chandekar said the applicant had proved medical bills to the tune of Rs 9.70 lakh and that it appears he was in hospital for three months. Though no claim was made by the…

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