Motor insurance claims

March 21, 2016

A few years ago, the Supreme Court had to consider a case filed by the family of a truck driver. Tragically, he had died in a vehicle accident.

The case was against the insurance company of the driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash.

The Primary Court in Salalah ordered the insurance company to pay RO10,000 to the family.

However, the Appeal Court in Salalah overruled the Primary Court’s decision. The Appeal Court accepted the argument by the insurance company that the claim was invalid as the deceased did not have a valid licence for driving the truck.

His licence was issued in respect of light vehicles only.

The Supreme Court upheld the Appeal Court judgment for the above reasons. The case highlights the fact that motor insurance claims can fail due to driving licence violations.