quesinsurance company absolved from paying damages

A Car insured as package policy in the name of partnership firm consisting of 4 partners wherein one of the partner travelling in the car died. Insurance company has taken a defence that he cannot be paid compensation on the ground that he is joint owner. The tribunal has held that the partnership firm is liable and has absolved the insurance company of its liability and the matter is pending in appeal before karnataka high court. Please advice whether liability can be fixed on insurance company?

  • ansWhy is a partner in a partnership firm not covered by a package policy when he is using the firm car for firm business purpose? Has the insurance committed deficiency of service by issuing such a policy in the first place? We also need to see what does your car policy says about coverage, who are all covered in your policy as you pay them premium every year before we can advise you on this query.

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