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UAE: Dh100k compensation for expat injured in car crash

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Abu Dhabi - He suffered 40% disability after a car crashed into his vehicle



by

Ismail Sebugwaawo

Published: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 9:36 AM

Last updated: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 9:37 AM

An expat, who was badly injured in a road crash that caused him permanent disability, has been awarded Dh100,000 in compensation by an Abu Dhabi court.

The Abu Dhabi Civil Court of Appeals upheld an earlier ruling by a lower court which had instructed the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident and the insurance firm to jointly pay the amount to the victim. According to court documents, the injured was driving on a main road when the vehicle driven by the defendant suddenly joined the road and crashed into his car.

A forensic report stated that the victim suffered severe injuries to his body, which caused a 40 per cent disability in his legs.

Police investigations confirmed that the crash was caused by the the defendant. The traffic court had convicted him of violating traffic rules and causing the accident that injured another person.

The victim later filed a lawsuit against the driver and his insurer demanding Dh200,000 in physical, mental and material damages.

The Abu Dhabi Civil Court of First Instance had earlier ordered that driver and his insurer to pay the victim Dh100,000 in compensation.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com


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