Insurance Firm Pays Compensation to Insurance Victims

by Admin on October 25, 2013



The Nation has today reported that a total of approximately five million baht (160,726 USD or 99,000 GBP as at October 2013 exchange rate) will be paid to the victims of the bus accident which occurred on 23 October 2013, in which 21 people were killed and 17 people injured in Lampang. The bus accident occurred near  Than Thong waterfall in Lampang’s Wang Nua district, as the bus was travelling left Chiang Mai early  morning to join a robe-offering ceremony at Wat Mai Samakkhee in Wang Nua before visiting another temple and Phayao Lake before returning to Chiang Mai.

According to Chiang Mai Governor Wichien Phuthiwinyu after he met with officials at a coordination center for accident victims in Saraphi district’s Chom Phu subdistrict, it is hoped the money will be paid to those injured and the families of the deceased within a week.


Thailand tort law  provides for compensation of wrongful acts in situations such as bus accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents. Each year, scores of foreign tourists, as well as local residents, are injured in traffic accidents in Thailand. In many cases insurance companies settle cases before a court action is necessary. In other cases insurance companies and the drivers responsible for must be prosecuted in a Thai court. Thailand personal injury lawyers Chaninat & Leeds, recently obtained a judgement for 4,939,170.99 baht on behalf of an injured Israeli tourist. According to Thailand personal injury attorney, Jiraporn Thongpong, the judgement came after an 11 year court battle because the Defendants refused to accept responsibility. Ultimately Chaninat & Leeds forced the defendants to pay and their injured client received 4,939,170.99 baht to cover their expenses.

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