Six insurance companies hand over compensation to claimants

As many as 343 cases related to motor vehicles accident claims, which were pending for adjudication in the Karnataka High Court from the past four years, were settled during the Mega Lok Adalat held on the premises of the High Court on Saturday as part of the simultaneous national-level Lok Adalat held in all the courts across the country.

The Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA), which conducted the Mega Lok Adalat, had set up 19 Benches, each comprising a sitting judge of the High Court and a practising lawyer as its member, to amicably settle the dispute over claims with the consent of the parties involved.

As many as 650 pending disputes, in connection with which orders passed by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunals (MACT) and other lower courts at various districts had been challenged, were identified for settlement during the Mega Lok Adalat, according to an official of the KSLSA.

Nine insurance companies, both from public and private sectors, participated in the adalat and handed over compensation to claimants. Several claims related to accidents involving the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation were also settled.

Before the Mega Lok Adalat began, Chief Justice D.H. Waghela, judges of the High Court and members of the legal fraternity watched the address of the Chief Justice of India, which was webcast in all the courts across the country.

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