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Document Close Calls to Prevent Another Vancouver Pedestrian Accident


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2/20/2013
Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Maybe you broke your leg in a Vancouver pedestrian accident. Perhaps you suffered a variety of injuries including broken bones, contusions, and a traumatic brain injury when an out-of-control sedan hit you at an intersection. Regardless, you want to do everything in your power to avoid ever having to suffer like that again.

Obviously, no one wants to get hit by a bus or any other vehicle. You have already been through that experience and know how horrific it can be. So what can you do to shield yourself in the future?

Here’s an idea. Every time you walk near traffic of any kind, pay close attention to your experience. If you feel even slightly at risk as a pedestrian—such as when a car honks at you for walking too close to the road—write that experience down. Write down as much information as you can about the incident.

Be somewhat obsessive about this; the details will help you gain clarity later on.

Log these near misses for a few weeks or months. Then, reflect on your observations in a systematic way to find out what situations put you at extra risk. You may discover that every time you walk to the bus station, you feel frightened. Based on that knowledge, you could alter your route to something that feels safer.

Close observation is a fundamental for self-improvement. However, you cannot do it all on your own. For help with your pedestrian case, connect with a Vancouver pedestrian accident attorney at McComb Witten for a free and thorough consultation. Call us now at 604-255-9018. You may also wish to download a free copy of our e-book entitled Pedestrian Safety Manual - Don't Cross the Street Until You’ve Read This Report.



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