Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Experienced Vancouver bus accident lawyers often liken the process of investigating a crash to the act of peeling an onion.
The seemingly obvious facts of a crash can give way to surprising findings, once you peel away initial assumptions.
As a Vancouver bus crash victim, you need to understand the true cause of your accident to build the most ethical and effective case. Following are three crash causes that may have merit:
- The vehicle that hit your bus—or caused the collision--was defective in some way. If a car hit your bus at a stop light or swerved into you on the freeway, you might blame the driver’s carelessness or negligence. Instead, perhaps the vehicle had bad brakes or underinflated tires. If a maintenance or parts problem caused the event, you and other passengers injured could sue the parts manufacturer or engineering company for compensation.
- Your bus driver fell asleep—or suffered a medical event. Perhaps your bus driver was seriously injured or even killed in the crash, so you may not be able to ever test for this possibility. Many bus drivers suffer from diabetes, hypertension, and a constellation of other health problems. In addition, many bus drivers are overworked and sedentary. If your bus driver fell asleep at the wheel, or had a seizure or stoke, that information can dramatically influence your case.
- Perhaps an animal darted in front of the bus. Subtle details, like animal interference, play a contributing role in many crashes.
So, how can you understand what went wrong? Talk to a Vancouver bus accident attorney at McComb Witten today to determine next steps in your accident case. Call us at 604-255-9018 to schedule your free case evaluation. You may also wish to request a copy of our free report entitled, Your Family Doctor Could Make or Break Your ICBC Claim.
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