Section 110-A of the Motor Vehicles Act does not lay down substantive law in the matter of damages or compensation.
It provides only a procedure and a forum for adjudication in regard to disputes relating to compensation. In order that a claimant be entitled to compensation under the provisions of the Act, it must be established that the accident was caused on account of rash and negligent driving of the driver of the vehicle involved in the case.
In other words, Section 110-A provides the procedure and forum to work out the rights accruing to claimants under the common law of Torts.
Categories: Motor Vehicles Act 1988