Crime and Courts

UAE: Dh100k compensation for expat injured in car crash

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi Filed on March 22, 2021
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He suffered 40% disability after a car crashed into his vehicle

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 Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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