One of my friend, aged 30, met with a road accident in 2007 and his hip-ball was fractured and replaced with metal. He had to spend around 2 lakhs for hospitalization and several months in bed. Although metal fixture is guaranteed for 20 years, he is not able to walk freely as before as his body was weak due to the pain emanating from his hip joint and now doctors are advising for another operation, which may cost around 3 lakhs to rectify the same.
He hails from a middle income family and as per an advocate’s advice, he has filed a claim for compensation of 8 lakhs in 2007, the insurance company is the opposite party. All the proceedings completed and now judgment for 3 lakhs compensation has come which will be paid with interest which comes to around 4 lakhs. My friend is totally unhappy with the verdict as he has filed for a very nominal amount even that was not granted.
Now he wanted to file an appeal for higher amount, if possible more than 8 lakhs (original claim was 8 lakhs). He is not married and now looking for marriage and wanted to settle down in light-work and the compensation amount seems to be very low.
Dear Seniors and experts in motor claims, pls advice the following:
1. How to go about in filing the appeal and which is the designated court.
2. Can he go for a revision of claim at this stage for higher amount.
3. Whether filing an appeal will be beneficial for him? Yes or No and how?.
4. What other options available for him considering his age and prospects?