Q: What if I caused my Vancouver pedestrian accident?
You are scared to talk to a Vancouver pedestrian accident attorney because you believe that you were at least partially responsible for a devastating crash that hurt you and caused damage.
- Maybe you jaywalked.
- Maybe you got hurt while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Maybe you were simply not paying attention and got hit by a car or a bus as a result.
Even if you did engage in unwise behavior—and caused or contributed to your pedestrian accident in Vancouver—take heart. You may still be able to obtain compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
Before you apportion blame, pause for a beat and consider the possibility that your version of the accident may not be the whole truth. In other words, your narrative about what happened may be wildly inaccurate. After all, as someone involved in a Vancouver pedestrian crash, you had a limited and narrow view of what occurred.
For instance, you might have jaywalked—true. However, the driver who hit you may have been chatting on a cell phone, driving under the influence of alcohol, or operating a vehicle with faulty brakes. Often, accidents result from an unlucky combination of several mistakes.
Even if you were healthy, you do not have the time, energy, or experience to investigate your crash, explore its possible root causes, and develop an effective case.
So what is the solution?
If you haven’t yet connected with a Vancouver pedestrian injury attorney, please get in touch with the experienced professionals at McComb Witten. Contact us today at 604-255-9018 to schedule a complimentary case evaluation. You may also wish to educate yourself about how and why a Vancouver pedestrian accident occurs by downloading our free report, Pedestrian Safety Manual.