Insurance comapny is liable
Driver of the vehicle in question was rash and negligent and, as such, owner of the vehicle alone is liable to compensate the claimants. In your case the insurance co.liable to pay compensation.
Chapter X of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 deals with the liability without fault in certain cases. Under section 140 of the Act(Vicarious Liability case of Ryland vs Fletcher by the privy council in 1868), where death or permanent disablement of any person has resulted from an accident arising out of the use of the motor vehicle or motor vehicles, the owner of the vehicle shall, or as in the case may be, owners ofthe vehicle, shall jointly and severally liable to pay compensation in respect of such death or disablement in accordance with the provisions of this Section. Therefore, in such cases, in the interest of the claimant or dependent of the deceased victim interim order u/s. 140 has a social purpose and can be passed against the owner as well as insurer in respect of the motor vehicle.
In law, strict liability is a standard for liability which may exist in either a criminal or civil context. A rule specifying strict liability makes a person legally responsible for the damage and loss caused by his or her acts and omissions regardless of mens rea.
If an accident happens, wherever possible always keep a record of what happened, and take photographs if relevant; take the names and home addresses of witnesses; keep evidence of doctors visited and treatments, and keep receipts for any injury related expenses.
Where possible, report your accident to the person or organisation who owns or is responsible for maintaining the premises where your accident took place.