The Public Liability Insurance Act,1991
Section 6. Application for claim for relief
(1) An application for claim for relief may be made.-
(a) By the person who has sustained the injury;
(b) By the owner of the property to which the damage has been caused;
(c) Where death has resulted from the accident, by all or any of the legal representatives of the deceased; or
(d) By any agent duly authorised by such person or owner of such property or all or any of the legal representatives of the deceased, as the case may be:
Provided that where all the legal representatives of the deceased have not joined in any such application for relief, the application shall be made on behalf of or for the benefit of all the legal representatives of the deceased and the legal representatives who have not so joined shall be impleaded as respondents to the application.
(2) Every application under sub-section (1) shall be made to the Collector and shall be in such form, contain such particulars and shall be accompanied by such documents as may be prescribed
(3) No application for relief shall be entertained unless it is made within five years of the occurrence of the accident.