Police investigations confirmed that the driver of the second car caused the accident because of recklessness.
The woman’s family then filed a law suit against the driver, his insurance company and the insurance firm that was covering the woman’s car, and demanded that they be compensated for the loss of their relative.
The family, including the victim’s parents, her daughter and brothers, had demanded Dh12 million in moral and material damages.
The family said the woman was the sole caretaker of her parents and daughter, and that her death not only caused psychological damage to them but also financial difficulties.
Both the Civil Court of First Instance and the Appeal Court had earlier ordered the two insurance firms and the driver to pay Dh150,000 in financial damages to the deceased’s parents and daughter. Another Dh135,000 was ordered to be paid to the woman’s daughter and brothers in moral damages.
They filed an appeal to the Supreme Court, which maintained earlier rulings.