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Vancouver Bus Injury Attorneys Discuss Trickiness of Assigning Blame

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

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7/20/2013
Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Before your Vancouver bus crash lawyer can build your case and help get you paid for your time off work, injuries, and heartache, he or she must do some legal and investigative spadework to find out who (or what) should be targeted for liability.

Bus accidents can be peculiar and tricky, legally speaking. If the bus driver who hit you was a public employee working for the city of Vancouver or for some other municipality, you may need to file an action against the municipality itself. That requires a very particular set of legal tools and strategies.

On the other hand, if the driver had been working for a private company, you might need to take action against that company or against the insurer that represents the company. That necessitates a very different set of tools and strategies.

The situation can be further complicated by other factors, such as:

  • The bus was traveling internationally, and it originated in the United States (or in some other country).
  • Many people suffered similar types of harm in the crash, so other plaintiffs might want you to join in a class action.
  • The crash itself was complex, involving several vehicles, potentially bad road engineering or signage, and/or your own negligence or errors.

Bus accident cases also create challenges for attorneys. Relative to car and motorcycle accidents, there are fewer bus crashes. This means that there are fewer cases to set precedent.

Plus, bus crash cases are often very intense. They can involve many claims and witnesses who give conflicting testimony. Sorting out truth from fiction requires intense analysis, research, documentation, and planning.

The good news is that the team here at McComb Witten has lots of experience dealing with delicate, complicated, and emotional bus crash cases in British Columbia. We can help you develop an intelligent plan to deal with your problems and obtain equitable compensation.

Get in touch with us today for a free evaluation of your case by calling the team at 604-255-9018, and be sure to download Your Family Doctor Could Make Or Break Your ICBC Claim, our complimentary report.



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