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Will a Common Delusion Prevent You From Collecting Money After a Vancouver Car Accident?

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

Time out. Stop your web searching and ask yourself one, crucial question: What exactly do you believe will happen now that you have been in a serious Vancouver car crash?

Step by step, day by day, week by week, how do you imagine the process will work?

You probably have many “projects” related to getting your life back in order including recovering from serious injury, getting things straightened out at work, and taking legal action against a negligent/careless driver.

So, how might that all work?

If you are like the vast majority of Vancouver car accident victims, odds are that you have one (likely several) false beliefs—or inaccurate paradigms—about the process. For instance, your sense of the time horizon associated with legal action might be off by an order of magnitude. You may also be underestimating the amount of effort and energy it will take you to fight through physical rehabilitation for your whiplash or spinal injury.

Some of the false beliefs you currently hold don’t really matter.

Even if you falsely believe that you will recover from your disc injury within two months (when it really will take five years), you cannot turn back the clock—unless you have a time machine handy.

However, some false paradigms can harm—crush—your chances for collecting fair compensation.

One of the most common of these false notions is the (unwarranted) faith that insurance companies will "play fair."

Insurance companies do a great job of marketing themselves to the public as “good guys”—people who come in after an accident to clean up messes and pay for medical care.

In the real world of Vancouver car accident law, they are most definitively not the good guys.

In many cases, they are the bad guys who engage in obscene, morally reprehensible practices like leveraging supercomputers to find out the absolute minimum they can pay to injured claimants and using bullying tactics, coercion, and sweet-talking to get accident victims to abdicate their rights and agree to low-ball settlement offers.

If you are trapped in the common, wrong paradigm—the one that says insurance companies are the good guys—you must break out of that mindset as quickly as possible. Odds are the potentially liable insurer in your case is already hard at work, assisted by a dedicated supercomputer, to figure out how to minimize your claim.

For help understanding the right mindset to approach your post-car accident situation, get in touch with a Vancouver car accident attorney on the McComb Witten team today at 604-255-9018 for an insightful and thorough case evaluation. You may also wish to download a free copy of our special report entitled I've Been in a Car Accident, What Should I Do? The Car Accident Victim's Tool Kit for additional information.