Driving instructors are responsible for teaching all kinds of people how to drive. Not just young people who have just reached the age of being able to drive, but people of all ages who decide now is the time to learn. All instructors should be qualified to teach this skill and have insurance to cover their work as a driving instructor.
As you can imagine, being involved in an accident while instructing someone to drive can be problematic in terms of your career. You may be injured in such a way as to keep you from driving at all for the near future, much less teaching someone else how to do it. This might mean you run into problems earning money.
Who is responsible for causing the accident?
You may think the learner driver would be responsible for causing an accident in which you are injured. While you might be right in some instances this is actually extremely rare. There may be the odd time when you give accurate instruction and the learner driver doesn’t follow it, causing you to have an accident in the process. However, it would be more likely that someone else would cause you to have an accident in the learner car you are in with your pupil.
Accident Advice Helpline has assessed potential claims for driving instruction injury compensation before. We recognise how important it is to assess these claims and to determine whether an instructor is in a position to claim an amount in compensation successfully.
Could you do this?
Driving instructor injury compensation is very important to consider if you have been hurt in a road accident. This is particularly true if your injuries have prevented you from giving lessons and therefore earning money. The compensation you may get will depend on the nature of the accident and how badly you were injured.
This is why we would recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now. The sooner you give us a call the sooner you will be able to learn whether you have a chance to make a no win, no fee* claim to seek some compensation. Our experts will have the answers you are looking for, so make sure you can make that call today to find out whether a sum of money could be awarded to you in your case.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead