Whenever a learner driver holds up traffic, it annoys almost everyone. Instead of feeling sympathetic and reminiscing on driving lessons, it’s easy to feel frustrated at the hold-up.
However, when learners cause an accident whilst on a driving lesson, things become complicated, and they earn the sympathy of bystanders. At Accident Advice Helpline, we look to avoid accidents but when human error inevitably brings about an accident, we look to see who is to blame and bring compensation to the innocent part. Things like reckless driving, a driver instructor’s poor focus and inexperience could factor into a learner driver crashing.
What if a someone should cause an accident whilst on a driving lesson?
Learner drivers are not exempt from the rules of the road or the consequences of failing to heed them. Reckless driving, even if you are a brand new driver, is putting others at risk and cannot be condoned.
- Claims against a learner driver. If a learner driver causes an accident, that student’s insurer can be contacted for compensation directly. If the student was driving in a negligent manner (failing to adhere to road signs, check for pedestrians etc.) then you are eligible for compensation.
- Claims against a driving instructor. Quite rare, but in situations like this it could be that instructors are on their mobile phones or fail to pay attention in general. In the case of an accident, there is no reaction or attempt to salvage the situation and prevent an accident. This is negligence and both the learner driver and the other motorist/s involved can claim compensation.
- Claims against the driving school. The driving school is also liable to face a lawsuit in this instance. Their employees have failed to provide the service they advertised and endangered people in the process. The school is responsible for training instructors and ensuring they concentrate.
Do you want to claim compensation?
With over 16 years of experience as personal injury claims specialists, we can help claim for any injuries you have suffered at the hands of others in the last three years. You can call us on our 24/7 Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. You can also take a 30-second test to ascertain if you are eligible for compensation before giving us a call.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice