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Vancouver Bike Wreck Lawyers Recommend Exploring Counterfactuals

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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A Vancouver bike wreck attorney can help you figure out what happened in your crash—and thus help you hold the liable driver accountable for your disaster. That way, you can be fairly compensated for your damages.

However, you may want even deeper insight into your Vancouver bike wreck.

Consider: What didn’t happen that could have happened?

Thinking about events that might have taken place—but did not—may seem like a frivolous exercise. After all, you have plenty of real world problems:

  • You need to recover from your crash
  • You need to fix your bike
  • You need to deal with work and household projects that have been pushed aside
  • You may need psychological help

Thinking about past events that could have occurred but did not—what are technically known as counterfactuals—can be hugely helpful. Understanding counterfactuals can help you build a more effective case against the liable party.

For instance, perhaps a car hit you from behind. Very fortunately, you avoided head injuries or spinal cord damage. Had the accident played out slightly differently, you could have suffered paralysis, head injuries, or even death.

If you can show that it was truly a miracle that you escaped with only the injures that you did suffer, your case may be more compelling.

In addition, by exploring the counterfactuals, you can get insight into your own risk for future accidents. In other words, you can learn what to do—or stop doing—to prevent a bicycle accident in Vancouver.

Of course, it is not easy to do this work in a vacuum.

Fortunately, the Vancouver bike wreck attorneys here at McComb Witten can help you make sense out of what has gone wrong and help you build an effective Vancouver bicycle accident case. Call us today to set up a free consultation at 604-255-9018. Alternatively, you may wish to learn more about our philosophy by downloading our free book, Your Family Doctor Could Make or Break Your ICBC Claim.

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