Motor Accident Claims - Compensation For 'Loss Of Consortium' Can Be Awarded To Children And Parents Also: SC

07 Sept 2020

Motor Accident Claims - Compensation For 'Loss Of Consortium' Can Be Awarded To Children And Parents Also: SC

Consortium can be awarded to children and parents in Motor Accident Compensation claims. Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy were considering appeals filed by insurance companies. In this appeal, insurance companies have divided claimants into two parts- loss of Consortium and loss of love. Various confusions raised regarding the term 'consortiom' - whether only wife or children and parents can also be awarded. The maximum limit for consortium is Rs. 40,000, wife is entitled to get it.