Compensation to student who suffered 60 per cent disability in accident
Principal district and sessions judge Anant Badar passed the order after it was proved that the accident had left Savardekar with 60 per cent disabilities. On February 9, 2008, Savardekar was going on his bicycle from Kalewadi to Pimpri when a speeding truck knocked him down. He was taken to YCM Hospital from where he was referred to Niramay Hospital in Chinchwad the next day. He was in the hospital till March 3, 2008.
On March 24, 2008, Savardekar (then a minor) filed the claim petition before MACT against Sampat Bimrao Mane — owner of the truck and The New India Assurance Company Limited — insurance company of the said truck. During the trial, Mane failed to appear before the court despite having served summons.
The insurance company contended that the accident had taken place because of Savardekar’s fault. The court refused to accept the insurance company’s contention based on the deposition of police who had registered the crime and the doctor who had examined and treated Savardekar. Dr Chandrashekhar Wahegaonkar, plastic surgeon who had treated Savardekar, told the court that he had suffered degloving injuries to his right leg and hand. He also told the
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