According to a news piece that appeared in the Hürriyet daily on Friday, the 17th Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals pronounced in a verdict that the cost of repairs amounting to TL 10,034 be paid by the insurance company to female driver N.B., who was involved in a traffic accident four years ago in which the other party was fully at fault. The insurance company refused to pay for the cost of repairs, arguing that N.B. was intoxicated at the time of the accident. But the court, upholding the ruling of a lower court, determined that paying for the cost of repairs was in keeping with the law.
The Supreme Court of Appeals decided on its ruling taking into consideration the fact that N.B.'s intoxication did not play a role in any way in causing the accident. In Turkey, most people, if they are involved in a car accident when intoxicated, do not even go to court to demand reimbursement from their insurance company should the insurer refuse to pay in such cases.