Learning to drive can be a daunting experience for many, but the rewards of having the freedom of the road once you’ve passed your test are well worth the stress, nerves and money.
One of the most worrying aspects of learning to drive is having a road traffic accident. It can put many people off wanting to continue learning, particularly when the car accident was not their fault.
But there are steps you can take to avoid suffering a car collision that may result in a personal injury while learning to drive:
- Ensure that you always listen carefully to what your driving instructor tells you and ask questions if you are unsure of anything.
- Do not panic when faced with a situation on the road that you are unsure of. Panicking while driving can lead to a car accident.
- Spend time outside your lessons to learn the Highway Code and more about cars and their components. Make sure you know what a car’s warning lights mean. Failure to learn this could lead to a car collision caused by a fault in your car that you were not aware of.
How do I go about claiming for road traffic accident compensation?
If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer personal injury as a result of a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline have the experience to advise you on whether or not you qualify for a claim and whether you may be successful.
Our friendly, professional and experienced advisers are available through our 24/7 advice line and can help you make a 100 per cent ‘no win, no fee*’ claim.
However, it is important that you ensure the following points apply to you before attempting to make a compensation claim for a road traffic collision:
- Your accident occurred while you were on a driving lesson.
- The accident happened in the last three years.
- The injury you suffered while learning how to drive resulted in your having to seek immediate medical treatment.
- The accident happened through no fault of your own.
If all of the above apply to you, then it is likely you will qualify for a road traffic accident claim and you should call us in the first instance to learn how you can proceed with an easy and hassle-free claim now. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: September 30, 2013
Author: David Brown