Dubai bus accident victims to get Dh200,000 compensation

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Dubai, Jun 11: In the wake of last Thursday’s bus accident which left 17 dead in Dubai, insurance and legal experts said that the families of road accident victims will be entitled to get compensation from the insurer of the vehicle involved.

As per Gulf News report, Prem A. Mulani, executive director, Pioneer Insurance Brokers, said: “As per UAE law, all buses carry insurance for their passengers. In the event of an accident, this insurance will typically be triggered for claims.”

He said in the case of death, the family of a victim is entitled to ‘diya’ or blood money of Dh200,000.

“The amount of compensation is established by the UAE court and the figure is not fixed. The family member has to submit a court judgement report along with the proof of relationship with the deceased to the insurer in order to get the compensation,” he said.

Emirati lawyer Ali Musabah said “prosecution needs to have the traffic engineering report of the accident to know who is responsible for the accident before referring the driver to the Traffic Court with charges of wrongly causing death to the passengers.”

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