Driver’s Legal Protection

Recover costs following an accident that wasn't your fault

Driver’s Legal Protection underwritten by Covea Insurance PLC is included as standard in our Classic and Premier car insurance options and will cover up to £100,000 towards legal expenses which you may incur if you have an accident that wasn’t your fault where there’s a responsible third party

If you report the incident as soon as possible and your case has a reasonable chance of success, Driver’s Legal Protection cover could help you with recovering the below from the responsible third party:

 

  • Compensation for personal injuries or death.
  • Loss of earnings.
  • Refund of your excess.
  • Provision of replacement vehicle.
  • Direct access to dedicated legal specialists.
  • 24 hour legal helpline.

A quick guide to driver’s legal protection

Legal costs can quickly spiral out of control, especially with the associated costs like hiring a lawyer, but driver's legal protection can protect you against that happening. Here’s what you need to know about it.

What is drivers’ legal protection?

Driver’s legal protection is insurance that covers you against the legal costs of recovering uninsured losses, such as excesses, that can arise out of a car accident that wasn’t your fault, and where there is a responsible third party. It’s not included in most standard car insurance policies, so you’ll usually need to ask for it to be added on.

What does driver's legal protection cover?

Driver’s legal protection will help when you have been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, and where there is a responsible third party. Some of the situations when this may happen are: 

  • If a car accident leaves you too injured to work and you lose out on income as a result. 
  • If you need to take another driver’s insurance company to court to recoup money owed to you following an accident. 
  • If you have additional expenses caused by an accident, such as taxi fees incurred while your car is out of use. 
  • If you want to recover excess charges that you’ve had to pay following an accident that wasn’t your fault.

Be aware that if you need legal advice following an accident, most driver's legal protection policies don't include access to a solicitor.

The majority of driver's legal protection policies will cover you for between £50,000 and £100,000 worth of legal expenses.

How do I make a claim using driver's legal protection?

To make a claim you should contact Swinton Accident and Claims Service 24 hour claim line on 0800 040 7019.