Family that loses sole breadwinner in accident to receive BD37,000 payout
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
A family that suffered a double blow in a tragic accident, as they also lost their sole breadwinner with the death of a Bahraini man, will now receive a BD37,000 compensation following a court order. The High Civil Court ordered the insurance company and the driver who caused the accident to jointly make the payment to the wife and two daughters of the man killed in the accident.
An earlier verdict by another court had found the driver of the insured car guilty of causing the accident. Reports said the accident occurred when his car rammed into the victim’s car. The findings also prompted the victim’s family to file a case seeking hefty compensation.
However, the insurance company denied the claims. The company appealed the ruling arguing that the compensation was excessive. The insurance company also argued before the court that it failed to consider the deceased’s actions in the accident. The car that caused the accident and its driver have insurance coverage from the said company.