Q: Vancouver truck accidents are awful, so why don’t public safety officials do more about them?
Truck accidents in Vancouver and the surrounding area are especially devastating for two reasons:
- Trucks are much more massive than other vehicles, so they impart more force in crashes.
- Truckers are under a variety of stresses that normal drivers do not face, including financial incentives to speed up delivery, pressures from the home office to churn loads, and social pressure to engage in dubious habits such as drinking massive amounts of caffeine.
So why aren’t our public safety officials out in front of this issue? Where is the massive, nationwide campaign to make trucking safer, reform the industry, vet drivers better, and equip trucks with better safety mechanisms?
The lack of action is frustrating—and puzzling.
Yes, the trucking industry uses its power to avoid restrictions. However, the problem goes deeper than bureaucratic incompetence or corruption. It speaks to a more fundamental failure of our society to protect vulnerable individuals.
Seen as part of a larger public safety failure, our lack of collective action makes some sense.
For instance, we recently blogged about the downright evil tactics the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) often uses to intimidate truck accident victims out of getting representation and obtaining fair money.
The ICBC’s cynical approach to compensation sounds implausible on the surface, but it actually makes a certain sense when viewed through the prism of the "we're collectively screwing up big time on public safety and consumer protection issues" point of view.
Here's your reality: You need decisive, powerful, clear-headed action to get compensation and justice in your case.
Here's the good news: The team here at McComb Witten is accepting Vancouver truck accident clients, and we would be more than willing to discuss your case, for free and with no obligation.
Give a Vancouver truck accident lawyer a call today at 604-255-9018. You may also wish to download a free copy of our special report called The Inside Secrets ICBC Doesn't Want You to Know! for more information.