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Q:
What factors can complicate a Vancouver bus accident investigation?

A:

As a recent Vancouver bus accident victim, you are acutely aware that you need to investigate the root cause of your crash to build a compelling case. Unfortunately, accident investigations are anything but simple. Following are five elements that can complicate the work:

  • The liable bus company and insurance company might hide or destroy evidence or attempt to mislead investigators.
  • The police may fail to document all relevant evidence at the scene. As a result, important evidence could be lost or forgotten during the clean up process.
  • Witnesses may provide conflicting versions of events—either on purpose or by accident. They may simply have seen the crash from different angles.
  • Several things went wrong at once. Perhaps your bus driver and the other driver made driving mistakes at the same time, which caused a collision. Maybe the bus driver acted carelessly after the brakes in the bus misfired. A superficial review of the evidence will not tell you what created the chaos.
  • You retained an incompetent law firm to handle the investigation. The firm did not retain good people or do a thorough job. As a result, you now have an incomplete picture, and you are not sure whether you can build a good case.

 

Your main goal should be clarity.

The clearer you are about what you want out of your case—and what happened in the crash—the more empowered you will feel. A Vancouver bus accident lawyer here at McComb Witten can help you decipher the truth. Get in touch with us today at 604-255-9018 for a free consultation. 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.

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