Indian wins $272,000 payout in Dubai

A court in Dubai has awarded one million dirhams (or $272,257) to an Indian expatriate as compensation after a car accident left him paralysed, a daily reported Monday.

Identified as A.K., the man was travelling in a car from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah in 2012 when he met with the accident in Dubai, Gulf News reported. The Emirati driver of the car was later arrested and convicted for the accident.

The court of appeal in Dubai ordered the insurance company to pay one million dirhams in civil compensation to the 47-year-old victim, who was later repatriated. He was hospitalised for three months in Dubai’s Rashid Hospital.

According to the court-appointed medical committee, the man sustained a 100 per cent permanent disability and his condition would not improve.

The victim had lodged a civil lawsuit against the insurance company seeking two million dirhams in compensation.

“A.K. sustained medical, physical, financial and moral damages following the accident. He cannot eat, drink, walk or use his hands or legs or even use the washroom without a permanent escort,” the lawsuit said.