Often when a student driver is driving on the road and causes an accident, the complication of the cases can increase much more if we consider who is liable for the compensation of the damages and injuries sustained in the accident. Being involved in an accident caused by a student driver leaves you with two options -filing a personal injury case or claiming insurance based on a car accident.
Several student car accidents in Toledo occur every year. However, most victims are left confused about what steps should they take to compensate for all the damages they sustained in the car accident. The best option is to hire a car accident attorney and seek proper legal guidance from them.
Parties that are liable for a car accident caused by a student
The student driver
If you are planning to seek compensation for your injuries from the student of the driving school, you will have to consider certain terms and conditions. You can either deal with their insurance provider directly or ask them to talk to the insurer.
You can file a claim against the student driver under negligence or carelessness, which means that the student was not benign responsible, or careful enough while driving which lead to a car accident causing several damages and injuries. No matter whether the student is still in their learning phase when driving on the road everyone has some responsibility for their and others’ safety who are around them.
Every student must follow the stop signs, and traffic signals, check the blind spots when changing their lanes or exiting highways, and follow the speed limits.
The driving instructor
You may be eligible to file a claim against the driving instructor as well. As driving instructors, their main responsibility is to keep their eyes on the road and the driver to ensure there are no accidents. The instructor must see whether the student is following proper traffic rules. If the student fails to do so, the instructor must correct them immediately.
Sometimes a student might not be aware of a traffic rule or law, in such a situation, the instructor has to correct them and guide them. If the driver makes a mistake and the instructor fails to predict and prevent an accident, they are partially responsible for it as the student was under their watch.
Generally, when you seek compensation from the driving instructor you have to file a claim under the instructor’s business insurance coverage. The insurance company will then investigate the car accident case and make a settlement offer to you.