ECJ ruling on uninsured drivers due this week

Some uninsured drivers and their passengers may become eligible for compensation for injuries caused in road accidents if the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules against Ireland this week.

16th February, 2008

Some uninsured drivers and their passengers may become eligible for compensation for injuries caused in road accidents if the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules against Ireland this week.

The European Commission brought an action against Ireland last April over what it claims is the government’s failure to comply with the Second Motor Insurance Directive.

The directive allows member states to refuse compensation only to people travelling in a vehicle which causes an...

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