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Take the High Road—the Strategic Road—After a Vancouver Motorcycle Accident

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

Your recent Vancouver motorcycle accident caused serious problems including:

  • Severe injuries
  • Damage to your bike
  • Lost productivity and time at work
  • Painful and expensive rehabilitation


Unfortunately, that is not the worst part.

The worst part is this. The person who hit you—who caused the accident—got mad at you, even though all evidence clearly shows that he was in the wrong.


What gives?

Different drivers react differently to stressful events. Some quickly admit their guilt and responsibly seek to remunerate victims. Others shut down emotionally or play the martyr card.


Still others try to pass along the blame. Why?

Although speculative, emergent research in the discipline of accident psychology suggests that drivers believe motorcyclists operate under a special set of rules—rules that are not always particularly fair to automobile drivers.

If a car driver has a negative encounter with a single motorcyclist, perhaps one who  weaves in and out of traffic or isn’t wearing a helmet, he may unfairly extrapolate from that experience and conclude that all bikers all reckless or rebellious.


Here is the truth.

You have no way of knowing what is motivating another driver. You cannot control his or her behavior. You can only control the way you perceive the incident and the steps you take next.

If you sit there and fume over the crash, and the driver’s irrational or aggressive behavior, you are not going to do yourself any favors.

Instead, take the high road—the strategic road. Get in touch with a Vancouver motorcycle accident lawyer at McComb Witten. The number is 604-255-9018 and the case evaluation is complimentary. You can also immediately get clarity on your rights and responsibilities by downloading our free report, The Inside Secrets the ICBC Doesn't Want You to Know! Get in touch with us today—we are standing by to help.