By admin OnPersonal injury claims facilitate claims against road accidents, workplace accidents, injuries from any defective products, or negligent medical treatment.
The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 enforces laws and regulations to monitor and prevent any such accidents. It also provides ground for charges by officials and the penalty followed by an offense.
How does the auto accident law work?
Road accidents are commonplace in India, with over 97% occurring due to negligent or rash driving.
The legislation aims to provide compensation to victims of road accidents, including family members of anyone deceased.
However, no amount can suitably evaluate the loss of life or permanent incapacitation.
The Act was amended in 1994 and is still transient in nature. The individual sustaining the damages from the accident makes claims.
Legitimate heirs of deceased victims can also make claims under the Act.
Under the Act sections, laws include procedures for charging any offenders for drunken arriving, rash driving, traffic violations, etc.
For instance, arresting officials can take custody of the guilty without a warrant if they fail the breath analyzer test.
Rash driving that endangers public health and safety can invite imprisonment along with a fine.
The Motor Vehicles Act was amended in 2019 to improve citizens’ road safety and improve rural transport, public transport, transport departments, etc.
The Act also included mandatory vehicle safety norms that assess whether a car is safe for the streets or not.
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