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Your Vancouver Bus Accident May Be More Complicated Than You Think


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3/2/2013
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You think you know what caused your Vancouver bus accident.

But, do you really?

As we discussed in a recent library article, accidents that appear simple may be quite a bit more complicated than they seem. To build the best case, you need to deal with this nitty gritty carefully.

Why is it so important to figure out the real cause?

Simply put, you want to bring legal action against some person or business entity to collect thousands of dollars in medical bills and other damages. To do so, you must find the person, company, or entity responsible for your injuries. If you misjudge the core cause of the accident, you could waste your legal firepower on an innocent party—and ultimately torpedo your chances for fair compensation.

Consider the following scenario: Perhaps you purchased a ticket on a Peter Pan Bus from Vancouver to Washington State. As you were leaving the city, the bus careened through an intersection and hit a small truck. The accident broke your arm and injured several other passengers. There could be several “root causes” of this crash:

  • The bus driver was driving under the influence (DUI) and did not time the intersection properly. In this case, the bus driver himself might be sued. You could also consider taking legal action against the company that vetted, hired, and trained the bus driver.
  • The bus’s brakes failed at a pivotal moment. In this situation, the bus driver would most likely be innocent or any wrongdoing. The real culprit here might be the maintenance shop, the maintenance crew, or even the company that hired, vetted, and supervised the maintenance team.
  • The intersection was poorly marked or had confusing signage. Perhaps the bus driver was confused by the strange nature of the intersection. Thus, the municipal organization that designed and maintained that intersection might be to blame.

 

These examples are theoretical. However, they speak to a larger point—you do not know enough about your Vancouver bus crash right now to judge your best next actions.

Connect with a Vancouver bus accident lawyer at McComb Witten for an insightful consultation. Let us help you drill down to the get to the root cause of your crash, so that you can be properly compensated for everything you been through. Call us today at 604-255-9018 for a free case review. You may also wish to download a free copy of our book entitled Your Family Doctor Could Make or Break Your ICBC Claim for more information.



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