Can I Claim Compensation For A Driving Lesson Accident and Injury?

If you have been injured either in a driving lesson accident that was caused by a learner driver or as a pedestrian that has been hit by a learner driver, this guide is for you. It covers the law regarding learner drivers and their instructor, as well as a description of the process of making a personal injury claim due to an accident caused by a learner driver.

However, if you believe you are ready to begin your claim and wish to skip over this guide, you can call Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801 right now, and we will be able to help you start your learned driver compensation claim

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A Guide To Driving Lesson Accident And Injury Claims

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On this page, is a very detailed guide, containing all the advice and information you need to make a claim against a learner driver who has caused an accident. Under the eyes of the law, a learner driver is still supposed to execute due care and attention whilst driving. If they have a driving lesson accident, they will be liable in most circumstances. If not, the driving instructor will be liable though. If the accident during a driving lesson injury to a third-party is the result, then a claim can be made.

This guide will talk you through the process of making a claim due to a driving lesson accident and contains information such as:

  • How does the law approach the liability of a learner driver if they have been involved in a road traffic accident that they caused?
  • An examination of the actual law that governs learner drivers.
  • An answer to the question of whether the actual driving instructor can be liable for an accident caused by a learner driver.
  • How the legal situation is affected by the involvement of a third-party in an accident caused by a learner driver.
  • A list of the most common types of road traffic accidents that are caused by learner drivers.
  • A step by step guide covering what to do if you have been involved in an accident with a learner driver, with regards to having the best chance of winning any compensation claim.
  • Information on hit and run accidents carried out by learner drivers.
  • An overview of the amount of compensation you might receive, including a table that details compensation amounts for a wide range of injuries.
  • Details on what you need to do next to begin making a compensation claim for an injury you sustained in an accident with a learner driver.
  • An introduction to the No Win No Fee personal injury claims service that Accident Claims UK operates, as well as the reasons why we believe this is the best, most effective way to make a claim against a learner driver.

If you have any questions about the information provided in this guide or need additional information, please call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page, and we will do our best to assist you.

Liability in Accidents Involving A Learner Driver

Before we can answer the question, how much can I claim for a driving lesson injury? there will be a need to prove liability before you can make a driving lesson accident claim.

Even a learner driver on their first ever driving lesson is expected to act in a responsible way towards other road users and display due care and attention. Driving experience does not factor into this duty to take care. If you are injured by a learner driver, and they have failed to use due care and attention towards other road users, then you will be able to claim compensation from them.

If you believe that a learner driver that has injured you could be liable for the accident that caused the injury, then call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page, and we will be able to tell you whether you are correct.

The Law and Learner Drivers

To answer the question, I was injured by a driver who caused an accident during driving lesson who is negligent? it is important to know the law as it applies to learner drivers so that you can understand how we make accident claims against learner drivers.

Every learner driver must display L plates on their vehicle, and they must be supervised by a qualified driver who is over 21 years old and who has held a licence for more than 3 years. They must also be driving a safe and legal vehicle which is fully insured.

If you are undecided whether the learner driver who caused your injury was driving legally or not, call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page and we can evaluate the situation and advise you.

Can A Driving Instructor Be Accountable?

If you have been injured in an accident with a driving instructor in charge of a learner driver, in certain circumstances you may be able to make a driving instructor accident claim.

The driving instructor or supervisor of the learner driver is expected to act in exactly the same manner as if they were in control of the vehicle themselves. This means they must be sober, must not act in a careless fashion such as talking on the telephone or sending SMS messages, and they must advise the learner of any mistakes they are making, such as speeding.

If the driving instructor or supervisor is found to have been in breach of this responsibility, it should be possible to claim against them for the injury you have received. Contact us here at Accident Claims UK if you have any questions about this, we will be able to tell you whether we think the instructor is liable.

What Happens if a Third Party is Involved in The Accident?

If a learner driver is involved in a crash during driving lesson, and the fault of the crash can be proven to rest with another driver, then when it comes to judging learner driver accident responsibility, they will not be liable for the accident.

Regardless of the fact that the learner driver is inexperienced, if a third-party driver causes the accident, then the blame sits with them. They have the same responsibility of driving safely and responsibly towards learner drivers as any other road user. In effect, the learner status of the driver has no impact on the liability of the third-party driver.

If you have sustained an injury in an accident involving both a learner driver and also one or more other drivers, you may not be sure who is liable to pay compensation. If you contact Accident Claims UK at the number at the bottom of this page, we will be able to help you decide where the liability for the injury lays.

Common Types of Accidents During a Driving Lesson

Learner, inexperience and young drivers have a propensity to be involved in accidents that are caused by a specific set of reasons, which older and experienced drivers do not. These include:

  • Risk-taking – younger and inexperienced drivers tend to take more risks than older, more experienced
  • Poor hazard assessment – young and inexperienced drivers lack the experience to make accurate evaluations of road hazards.
  • Overconfidence – young and inexperienced drivers tend to overestimate their own deriving skill.

Furthermore, young and inexperienced drivers tend to do things that more experienced drivers do not, such as talking on a phone, sending text messages, and driving while intoxicated.

If you have been injured in an accident with a learner or inexperienced driver, call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page, so that we can claim for you the compensation you are entitled to.

Compensation Claims for Driving Lesson Accidents

To answer the question, I crashed my driving instructor’s car am I liable to pay compensation? the answer will depend on the type of accident and how it was caused. For every provisional driver accident that occurs, somebody is at fault and it is not always the learner driver themselves. The examples below demonstrate the complexity of attributing blame:

  • If the accident was caused by the driving instructor not remaining alert, the instructor is liable.
  • If you are injured in an accident with a learner driver, but another driver caused the accident, the other driver is liable.
  • If you are involved in an accident with a learner driver, then the instructor will generally be at fault and liable for not preventing the leaner from making a mistake.
  • If you are involved in an accident with a learner driver, and the learner driver has taken a rash action that the instructor could not have prevented, the learner will be liable.

As we can see, apportioning blame in these kinds of accidents is far from clear-cut. Call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page so we can help you decide who is liable for your injury.

Common Types of Injury from a Road Traffic Accident

If you are a learner driver involved in accident, and have, damaged driving instructors car you or the instructor may be liable to pay compensation if you have caused common injuries such as:

  • Head injuries including a concussion.
  • Neck injuries due to whiplash.
  • Back injuries due to excessive blunt trauma.
  • Chest injuries caused by a seat belt.

These injuries and more could be a reason for a person to make a personal injury claim.

What Should You Do If You Suffer an Injury Caused by a Driving Lesson Accident?

If a learner driver crashes car and you have been injured because of this accident, even if the learner nearly crashed on driving lesson causing another driver to injure you, you will be able to claim compensation. The steps below will help you make your claim:

  1. Take photographs of the scene of the accident, as well as all the cars and number plates.
  2. Gather the names and addresses of any witnesses to the accident.
  3. Make sure the police have been informed of the accident.
  4. Get proper medical attention at the hospital.

If you have taken these steps, call Accident Claims UK so we can begin making your injury claim for you.

Driving Accident Statistics

Take a look at the graph below, and you will see that instances of car occupant road deaths has reduced greatly in the last decade.

Driving accident statistics

Driving accident statistics

Hit and Run Accidents Involving a Learner Driver

You can only claim driving lesson accident compensation if the driver of the vehicle has been caught and proven to be liable. In the case of a hit and run accident, where the driver left the scene, you will need to follow a different process to claim compensation.

You will need to contact the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) and explain your case to them. This is an organization which uses money raised through car insurance premiums to compensate victims of a hit and run accident.

This process is quite complicated, so if you call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page we can help you through it.

Calculating Compensation Claims Involving A Learner Driver

Ask any driving lesson accident solicitor how much the average payment for a specific type of personal injury claim, and they will undoubtedly tell you that due to the unique circumstances of each claim, it is a very difficult question to answer. However, the table below will give you a rough guide to pay-outs for a range of injuries.

InjuryNotesAmount
Minor Hand InjuriesCuts, lacerations, abrasions and soft tissue injuries.£800 to £3,810
Moderate Hand InjuriesDeep cuts and wounds that will require a surgical procedure to close.£5,110 to £11,640
Less Serious Hand InjuriesSuch as crushed fingers, or sprained fingers.£12,670 to £25,430
Serious Hand InjuriesIncluding fractures which severely reduce the functionality of the hand.£25,430 to £54,280
Loss of One HandThis can be either through loss of use, or complete amputation.£84,310 to £96,150
Serious Damage to Both HandsCovering any injuries that leave the hand non-functional.£49,010 to £74,150
Loss of Both HandsEither through complete loss of function or total amputation.£123,310 to £176,660
Minor Wrist InjuriesCuts, lacerations, soft tissue injuries and dislocations.£3,090 to £4,160
Less Serious Wrist InjuriesSprains and mild fractures that reduce hand function until fully healed.£11,040 to £21,480
Serious Wrist InjuriesSerious wounds, including fractures, which leave the hand non-functional for the long-term.£21,480 to £34,340
Severe Wrist InjuriesIncluding multiple fractures and nerve damage that leaves the hand non-functional.£41,760 to £52,490
Moderate Arm InjuriesSprains and very simple fractures.Up to £11,040
Less Severe Arm InjuriesPainful injuries that nevertheless will heal fully in time.£13,720 to £28,060
Severe Arm InjuriesInjuries that leave the arm immobile for the long-term until they heal.£34,340 to £48,080
Simple Arm FracturesDamage to the bones of the lower arm.£5,810 to £16,830
Less Severe Arm FracturesDamage to the bones of the upper arm.£16,830 to £34,340
Serious Arm FracturesCompound fractures and other injuries that leave the arm non-functional until healed.£34,340 to £52,490
Severe Arm FracturesVery bad injuries that leave the arm completely paralysed.£84,310 to £114,810
Minor Foot InjuriesCuts, abrasions, lacerations and other soft tissue injuries.Up to £12,050
Moderate Foot InjuriesIncluding fractures, which leave the foot non-functional until healed.£12,050 to £21,910
Serious Foot InjuriesSuch as compound fractures which leave the foot with reduced function once healed.£21,910 to £34,370
Severe Foot InjuriesIncluding injuries comprised of many fractures, which once healed leaves the foot with reduced functionality, and some ongoing pain.£36,800 to £61,410
Very Severe Foot InjuriesPermanent disability following recover.£73,620 to £96,150
Minor Leg InjuriesCuts, lacerations, soft tissue injuries and sprains.Up to £10,380
Less Serious Leg InjuriesIncluding fracture injuries that will cause the leg to be non-functional until healed.£15,750 to £24,340
Moderate Leg InjuriesCompound fractures, torn ligaments and dislocation with severe pain and non-function of the leg until healed.£24,340 to £34,370
Serious Leg InjuriesMultiple fractures, where the leg will be non-functional for the long-term until healed.£34,370 to £48,080
Very Serious Leg InjuriesOnce the injury has healed, the leg will be left with reduced functionality.£48,080 to £74,150
Severe Leg InjuriesOnce the injury has healed, the leg will be left with reduced functionality. There will also be a measure of permanent pain.£84,400 to £119,210
Minor Neck InjuriesCuts, lacerations and other soft tissue injuries.Up to £2,150
Moderate Neck InjuriesInjuries that will remain painful until they have healed fully.£6,920 to £33,750
Severe Neck InjuriesInjuries that will take a long time to heal and will reduce a person’s quality of life while they do.£39,870 to £130,060
Minor Back InjuriesCuts, abrasions and other soft tissue injuries.Up to £10,970
Moderate Back InjuriesImmobilising injuries such as torn muscles or a bruised spine.£10,970 to £34,000
Severe Back InjuriesInjuries that will result in a very long-term reduction in the quality of life of the victim, with constant pain and suffering.£34,000 to £141,150

For a much more accurate estimate, contact Accident Claims UK at the number at the bottom of this page.

How to Start Your Personal Injury Claim

To answer the question, what to do if you have an accident involving a learner driver? the answer is very simple, just call Accident Claims UK and we can make your claim for you.

We will spend some time asking you some questions about the accident and injury, and once we know enough, we will tell you what we believe you should do next. In most cases, this will be to use our No Win No Fee personal injury claims service to get you the compensation that you are eligible for.

No Win No Fee Driving Lesson Injury and Accident Claims

Accident Claims UK can help you make a No Win No Fee driving lesson accident claim. A risk-free, simple way to secure the compensation you are eligible for.

Under our No Win No Fee deal you don’t pay anything to start your claim, there are no ongoing fees, and if we lose, you don’t pay anything at all. We only charge a fee when we win your claim.

Why Choose to claim with Accident Claims UK?

Accident Claims UK offers our No Win No Fee personal injury claims service as the best way to make a driving lesson personal injury claim. We operate a legal team that covers the whole of the UK. If needed, we can even arrange for a home visit by one of our solicitors.

We are always available to answer any questions you have and will always update you on the status of your claim. Furthermore, we always aim to win you the most compensation possible.

Start Your Claim Today

Are you ready to make a personal injury claim for an accident involving a learner driver? If so, call Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801. Once we know a little more about your case, we will offer you some free legal advice on what to do next.

Useful Links

Car Accident Claims – How To Claim Compensation? 

If you have suffered from a car accident claim find out how you can claim compensation on a No Win No Fee basis.

At the link below, you will find UK Government produced statistics on road traffic accidents in the UK.

UK road traffic accident statistics

At the link below, you will find information published by ROSPA on driver training and assessment for companies.

ROSPA driver training information

At the link below, you will find information for driving instructors published by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency.

DVSA information for driving instructors