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May 13, 2017


UAE legal Q&A: What is the Basis for Filing a Compensation Case in a Case of Road Traffic Injury?

Question: While I was driving on a motorway in Dubai, a man hit my car from behind and I had to be taken to hospital. The man was arrested at the scene. I would like to know what I can claim for and if there is a time limit on filing a civil claim?

Answer: You have the right to claim for the physical and moral damage you sustained and the loss of potential income in accordance with Article 292 of Civil Law 5 of 1984 and its amendments. You can file a case at the civil courts to claim such compensation and there is a time limit of three years to do so, in accordance with Article 298 of the same law.

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