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A Vancouver Bus Accident Attorney Reveals Three Surprising Bus Crash Causes

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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You need to understand the cause of your bus crash in Vancouver, if you want to maximize your chances of being

compensated fairly and achieving justice. To that end, consider the following three surprising causes of bus disasters:

  1. The bus company did a poor job of vetting, training, or monitoring its drivers. As a victim in a Vancouver bus accident, you have no idea what hiring process the bus company used when it selected your driver. You also have no idea what the company did, internally, to teach and monitor its drivers. To the extent that the bus company was negligent or careless in hiring or training, you may be able to sue it or its parent company for damages.
  2. Poor, inadequate, or confusing signage or road engineering contributed to the crash. British Columbia has relatively stringent rules about how roads need to be designed and kept up. A blind turn, broken traffic signal, or unapproved construction activity all could have contributed to your Vancouver bus crash. If that is the case, the city, provincial or national government could be at least partially to blame for what happened to you and your fellow passengers.
  3. Your bus faltered due to poor maintenance or bad parts. If the bus’s tire blew out, investigators will analyze how and why the tire catastrophe happened. You can potentially sue the designer or manufacturer of the tire—or the maintenance team that installed it. However, not all parts-related mishaps are so obvious. For instance, maybe a worn down transmission or even weak chassis caused the bus to falter at a pivotal moment during a traffic maneuver, thus causing your disaster. Only a detailed forensic investigation may be able to uncover that root cause.

So, how do you know what caused your bus crash? A skilled and experienced Vancouver bus accident attorney at McComb Witten may be able to help you and other injured passengers understand what went wrong during your accident and develop a thorough plan to obtain fair compensation and hold parties fully accountable. Call us 604-255-9018 to set up a free legal consultation, and please download and read our important free report for actionable insights—Your Family Doctor Could Make Or Break Your ICBC Claim.