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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to claim if your driving instructor fails in their duty of care


    For a lot of people, learning how to drive can be terrifying. It’s that simple. There have been horror stories of road accident injuries when things go wrong. People can have their lives have totally reshaped with spinal cord injuries or brain damage. When you learn to drive, you often start with a family member. But at some point, you need to sign up with a driving instructor to  learn the rules of the road.

    However, there are occasions when driving instructors are to blame for accidents when you’re in the driving seat. Despite what some might think, accidents caused by learner drivers aren’t always the result of inexperience. One way that it is possible for these accidents to occur for learner drivers is when a driving instructor fails in their duty of care. Poor teaching and the failure to properly prepare a student are reasons for learner drivers crashing into other cars on the road.

    When a driving instructor fails in their duty of care

    Driving instructors are charged with teaching you how to drive. Part of that is the safety of the road and when it’s safe to do certain things. If your driving instructor fails to prepare you properly for what comes with driving on the road and you get into an accident, you are eligible to claim compensation.

    Driving instructors are also caretakers in the time you are in their cars and as with teachers at school, they become responsible for your well-being. Unless you are entirely responsible for the decisions made in the car, you are able to claim compensation for your injuries and the trauma suffered.

    Often driving instructors get distracted while you drive and fail to correct the mistakes you make, which is their job. This is negligence. Using a mobile phone in any way while driving is a failure to pay full attention to the lesson.

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    Have you suffered injuries due to a driving instructor’s negligence?

    Suffering injuries in a car are often traumatic and can have serious repercussion for the way your life is lived. Negligent driving instructors need to be brought to book and you can do so by claiming compensation. Call our 24/7 Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to discuss your claim with a very helpful advisor. You can also take our 30-second test. At Accident Advice Helpline we have over 16 years of experience as personal injury claims specialists so you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

    Date Published: February 20, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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