According to the Sharia, if one causes the death or injury of another person accidentally or intentionally, he or she has to pay blood money — DIYA — or a proportion of it equal to disability caused to the victim, Award of blood money is the part of criminal punishment sentenced by a criminal court to the accused if he found guilty. The amount of blood money will be a fixed amount of AED 200000 regardless of the age, religion, nationality, financial and status of the deceased .
But even after the receipt of blood money of AED. 200000 the family of the deceased can file with the civil case before court for a compensation for financial, psychological or moral injuries,” For instance, a 30 year old doctor who has died in an accident caused by another, in this case family of deceased Doctor can file with the civil court for a compensation which has to cover the loss and damages on the basis of old, income, status, loss of expecting future income of deceased and pain and loss dependency of the family, etc .
ADVOCATE UC ABDULLA