Wednesday August 03, 2022

Court orders restaurant to pay Dhs6,000 to insurance firm over fire claim

Court orders restaurant to pay Dhs6,000 to insurance firm over fire claim

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Aya Al Deeb, Staff Reporter

The Abu Dhabi Commercial Court obligated a burned-down restaurant to pay an insurance company Dhs6,000, besides the fees and expenses of the case.

The insurance company paid compensation to the owner of a car which was damaged by the fire.

The details of the case date back to an earlier time, when the insurance company filed a lawsuit demanding that the owner of the restaurant pay it Dhs6,000 and the legal interest of 9% from the date of filing the lawsuit until payment, in addition to fees and expenses and in the lawyer’s fees.

The insurance company indicated that the fire broke out in the restaurant due to a fire in the upper part of the charcoal grill, and the neighboring buildings and 11 vehicles were damaged as a result, including its insured vehicle.

The company also indicated that the forensic report proved that the fire broke out as a result of the high temperature of the grease and fatty deposits accumulated on the interior wall of the restaurant, and that the fire damaged a vehicle insured by the claimant insurance company, which compensated the vehicle owner.

The court indicated that, according to the case papers, the insurance company paid Dhs8,500 to the owner of the damaged car, and therefore it obligated the restaurant to pay Dhs6,000 to the insurance company with a legal interest of 3% from the date of the lawsuit until full payment, in addition to the fees and expenses of the lawsuit and the lawyer’s fees.

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