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Why Hasn’t Your Vancouver Bus Accident Injury Brought Out the Best in Your Family?

What's worse than enduring a painful, traumatizing Vancouver bus accident injury?

Not getting the support you need from friends and family members.

Whether you recently got hurt, or are dismayed to watch a friend or family member treat a victim you know badly, here are some ideas to help you put your problem in context.

For many complex psychological reasons, some people blame or put down accident victims for no good reason. Some theorists argue that people blame the victim, so that they will feel less vulnerable.

The internal logic goes something like this: If the bus crash was truly random, then the accident could have happened to anybody. However, if the victim contributed, then smarter and more cautious people could have protected themselves.

Other people may not believe you were truly injured. This can happen more easily if you suffered a soft tissue injury or head trauma. In other words, if you look okay, but feel terrible inside, the non-believer may write off your pain as psychosomatic.

So what can you do to prevent people from mistreating you, ignoring your pain and your needs, or bringing you down?

  1. First, accept that you may not be able to change the other person’s point of view, even if it’s factually incorrect. People react to Vancouver bus accidents in strange ways. It’s not your job or responsibility to manage their beliefs.
  2. Second, rather than getting angry or frustrated, focus instead on your own needs and feelings. What do you need in terms of support, camaraderie, financial help, shelter, and so forth? If the family member or friend in question cannot help you, find people who can. For instance, your brother may not believe that you suffered a traumatic brain injury in the bus accident. A work colleague may be more sympathetic. So, ignore your brother, and lean on the colleague to get through the rough times.
  3. Lastly, connect with experienced Vancouver bus accident lawyers at McComb Witten to understand your case and possible remedies. Call us at 604-255-9018 to schedule a free case evaluation. Alternatively, you can learn more about what to do after a crash by downloading Your Family Doctor Could Make or Break Your ICBC Claim, our free report.