Car rental companies sue for civil liability…

AMMAN — Car rental offices are complaining that under the new regulations, insurance companies cover far less liability claims for car accidents, than rental companies end up paying.اضافة اعلان

They said the added expense has forced many car rental offices to close.

Mohammad Najeeb, head of the Jordanian Car Rental Association, said car rental office owners are obligated to pay up to JD 100,000 in the event of an accident due to these legislations.

“These laws should go back to what they were before,” he said. News from Jordan.

“Insurance companies should raise the ceiling of their protection and the third party liability should rest with the insurance companies, especially since they are large companies and have the capacity for comprehensive coverage. accidents,” Najeeb said.

“Due to this significant challenge facing offices, 380 offices have closed so far, and 140 are still trying to survive,” he said. “Other offices are expected to follow suit and close, if the issue of insurance coverage is not resolved.”

Majed Al-Rawashdeh, head of the Tourism, Antiquities and Utilities Committee in the Lower House of Parliament, said the owners of car rental offices suffered partly from staged car accident fraud .

“It’s costing them hundreds of thousands of dinars in liability claims,” ​​he said. News from Jordan.

He also blamed recent regulations for putting additional pressure on car rental companies. “A lot of owners started out as investors and ended up going bankrupt because of these regulations,” he said.

He affirmed the importance of “reconsidering these regulations so as not to increase the number of offices which may have to close as a result of the bankruptcy of their owners”.

“The fact that some insurance companies are cheating the owners of these offices is a very dangerous matter and must be taken into consideration, especially as the situation worsens,” he explained.

Abla Weshah, spokesperson for the Land Transport Regulatory Commission, said Jordan News that the head of the commission will meet next Sunday with members of the Jordanian Car Rental Association.

“If they officially ask us to study and follow up on the matter, it will be done immediately,” she stressed.

“We will also follow up the matter with the insurance department of the Central Bank of Jordan,” she added.

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