(A) Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, S.166 & S.163-A– Accident– Injury– In case of injury, the heads under which compensation is to be awarded are:-

Expenses relating to treatment, hospitalization, medicines, transportation, special
diet and miscellaneous expenses.

Loss of earning and other gain which the injured would have got had he not been This head includes:-loss of earnings during period of treatment and loss of future earnings on account of permanent disability.

Future medical expenses.

Non-pecuniary damages/general damages are also required to be assessed towards pain, suffering and trauma as consequent of the injuries.

Loss of amenities in life including loss of marriage prospects.

Loss of expectation of life i.e. shortening of longevity of life.

Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, S.166 & S.163-A–Accident–Disability- In case of permanent disability on account of amputation of limb, compensation towards non pecuniary damages has to be awarded.

Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, S.166 & S.163-A– Accident– Disability @ 48%–Loss of earning capacity-Injured was government servant aged 55 years earning Rs.32,000/-p.m.-Compensation enhanced by Rs 11.44 lakhs under various heads- -Total Compensation of Rs.12,91,600/- awarded.

Narinder Singh Chitkara v. Kuldeep & Ors.

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