If you have been injured in a motoring accident while under instruction, you may wish to make a driving lesson accident claim. Road traffic accidents are not uncommon. Fortunately, thanks to the design of modern vehicles the majority of incidents do not result in serious injury. Of course, there are exceptions and even minor injuries can result in you having to take time off work and may involve a degree of trauma.
Can I make a claim?
In order for a claim for personal injury to be considered, you must have evidence to show that a third party was to blame. In a case where two vehicles have collided, this is likely to be the driver of the other vehicle; however, when taking a driving lesson the instructor may cause you to have an accident due to some form of negligence on his or her part.
The only way to know for certain if you have a valid claim is to discuss the circumstances surrounding the accident with someone who has years of experience dealing with personal injury law. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we employ a team of solicitors and advisors who will guide you through the entire legal process. We have an easy to navigate website which features comprehensive information on how to go about making a claim, as well as a 30-second compensation calculator, and an online application form. If you prefer to speak directly with one of our friendly advisors, we also maintain a free, 24-hour helpline.
Having listened to your explanation of what took place, your advisor will decide whether you have valid grounds for making a claim and assign an expert solicitor to your case if you wish to proceed.
The claims process
In the vast majority of cases, UK personal injury law states that a claim must be submitted within three years of the incident. One of the key exceptions applies where the claim is being made by a child, in which case this period is extended. Regardless of the legal time limits, it is always advisable that prospective claimants initiate proceedings as soon as possible.
In order to proceed with your case, the solicitor representing you will ask you to provide various pieces of evidence, one of the most important of which is a medical report signed by a doctor. This document should detail the type of injuries sustained along with the treatment you have received. You should be aware that there are medical conditions that do not make an appearance for some considerable time; for example, psychological problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
About Accident Advice Helpline
In the years since it was founded, Accident Advice Helpline has grown to become one of the most respected personal injury law firms in the country. At the time of its formation, one of our prime objectives was to make high quality legal representation available to as many people as possible, regardless of their personal financial situation. Today, our solicitors continue to specialise in personal injury law and operate on a no win, no fee* basis. You can reach us by dialling 0800 689 0500 from your land line.
Date Published: May 22, 2015
Author: David Brown