Protect yourself. Know your rights. (Abu Dhabi)
I was recently in a car accident, where unfortunately my car was written off. It was a brand new car and I had used it for two weeks only.
Upon submitting the claim to my motor insurance provider, they notified my that they will deduct 5% of the car value. As per the motor insurance Law here in Abu Dhabi.
That did not sound right to me, so I asked for their policy wording, which confirmed that what I was told was incorrect.
I called Abu Dhabi Insurance Authority and was informed that the payment is to be on pro-rata bases. Meaning they calculate according to the number of days the car was used.
When I went back to the insurance and confronted them, they changed the 5% to Pro-rata. So instead of loosing out on around 5,000AED I lost around 1,300AED.
The point here is, had I not questioned them they would have ripped me off.
If your insurer tells you it's the Law, ask for a copy of that Law, or reach out to the respective Authority.
Know your rights.