A Widow, Even if Remarried, is Entitled to Claim Compensation for the Death of Her First Husband: BHC

The Bombay High Court (BHC) dismissed an appeal filed by an insurance company contending that if a widow remarries, she should be denied compensation for the death of her first husband under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Denying the contention, the BHC held that, “One cannot expect that for getting compensation of deceased husband, the widow has to remain widow for life time or till getting compensation. Considering her age, and at the time of accident, she was wife of deceased, is sufficient ground that she is entitled for the compensation. Moreover after death of husband remarriage cannot be a taboo to get a compensation.