Abue and Achancho, ‘Any Safe Heaven for Motor Accident Victims? A Critical Review of Litigation and Arbitration as Mechanisms for the Resolution of Motor Accident Disputes in Cameroon’

Abstract:
The resolution of motor accident disputes in Cameroon is of a tripartite nature. It begins firstly with the process of amicable compensation through which the insurer is mandated by the compensation law to make an offer of compensation to the victim before the expiration of 12 months of occurrence of the accident. It is only after the failure of this process that a part can either make recourse to ordinary law or to arbitration for a resolution of their dispute. This paper does a critical review of the methods of administration of justice in motor insurance cases both at ordinary law and in arbitration, bringing out the strength and weaknesses inherent in both systems and identifying which resolution mechanism best suits the situation of motor accident victims.

Abue, Ako and Achancho, Abia Elisabeth, Any Safe Heaven for Motor Accident Victims? A Critical Review of Litigation and Arbitration as Mechanisms for the Resolution of Motor Accident Disputes in Cameroon (January 31, 2016). International Journal of Humanities & Social Science Studies (IJHSSS) , A Peer-Reviewed Bi-monthly Bi-lingual Research Journal ISSN: 2349-6959 (Online), ISSN:2349-6711 (Print), Volume-II, Issue-IV, January 2016, Page No 91-123. Published by Scholar Publications, Karimganj, Assam, India, 7887.

First posted 2016-03-04 14:07:13

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