Dh300,000 compensation for man injured in a UAE bike crash

The medics also said the accident left the Asian man with 15 per cent permanent disability to his brain.- Alamy Image
The medics also said the accident left the Asian man with 15 per cent permanent disability to his brain.- Alamy Image

Abu Dhabi - A medical report said the man suffered a deformed face and almost 50 per cent permanent disability to his body.



By Ismail Sebugwaawo

Published: Thu 17 May 2018, 5:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 17 May 2018, 7:29 PM

A motorcyclist, who became permanently disabled as a result of a road accident in Al Ain, has been awarded Dh300,000 in damages.
The Court of First Instance in Al Ain ordered the insurance firm to pay the compensation amount after it was confirmed that the accident caused permanent deformity to his face and body.
Official court documents stated that the Asian man was riding a motorbike when he crashed into a pavement. The bike overturned several times before landing in the sand, causing several injuries to his head, legs and other parts of the body.
A medical report said the man suffered a deformed face and almost 50 per cent permanent disability to his body.
The medics also said the accident left the Asian man with 15 per cent permanent disability to his brain, among other injuries.
After being discharged from the hospital and not being able to work because of the disabilities, the man filed a lawsuit against the insurance firm that covered his bike demanding that he's compensated for the damages.
The lawyer representing the insurance firm argued for the case to be dismissed, as the man fell in the sandy area and not on the road, which is not covered under the insurance policy.
His claims were, however, dismissed by the court and the judge ordered that the insurance company compensate the man Dh300,000.
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