Taking a car for a test drive should be an enjoyable experience, but an accident can be embarrassing and can leave you in need of test drive injury advice. Whether you were alone in the vehicle at the time or accompanied by a sales representative from the showroom, you need to know how to explain your injury, get appropriate medical treatment and then establish who is responsible for the accident that caused it, especially if there was also damage to the car itself. You may think that this is going to leave you out of pocket, but in certain circumstances, you could stand to benefit from a financial compensation claim.
About Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specialising in personal injury claims with many years of experience. We believe in protecting your rights and making sure that you get the compensation that you’re legally entitled to if you’ve been hurt in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party. Our expert lawyers all work on a strict no win, no fee* basis, which means that they will always give you the best test drive injury advice and will use all of their skill, knowledge and judgement to bring your claim to a favourable conclusion.
Our test drive injury advice
Test drive injuries can fall into two categories: those that arise from crashing the car, and those that arise from the vehicle but not from your driving it. Examples of the latter might include catching your fingers in the door, or being injured by a piece of sharp metal protruding from the seat. Before you begin your test, you will most likely be asked to sign a form transferring all responsibility for any test drive injury or damage to the vehicle from the dealership to yourself. This means that essentially you should take responsibility for any motor accident, just as you would if you were driving your own car.
You are still entitled to claim compensation, however, if the accident was not your fault and could, in fact, been caused by another party. At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve provided test drive injury advice to countless drivers who’ve been hurt in accidents where another driver was at fault, and a test drive injury would be no exception. As well as accidents caused by other motorists, you may be able to claim against the dealership if the car that you were driving was faulty, and this was the cause of your injury. Examples might include worn-out brakes, bald tyres, faulty seat belts or airbags, and also items in the car that could cause injury to the driver before you even start the engine, as discussed above.
If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you can call us for test drive injury advice on our free helpline at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. You can also text claim365 to 88010, and we will call you back at a time that’s convenient to you.
Date Published: June 3, 2015
Author: David Brown