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Vancouver Bus Accident Attorneys Explain 4 Common Causes of Passenger Injuries

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

As any effective Vancouver bus accident lawyer will tell you, to build a strong case, you really need to know exactly what went wrong and who or what was to blame.

The following four elements crop up repeatedly in diverse Vancouver bus crash cases:

1. Injuries involving misuse (or lack of use) of seat belts.

Snugly fitted lap belts can save lives. However, lap belts that are too short, or that strap over the neck, or otherwise fit improperly, can do more harm than good.

2. Injuries caused by collisions with other people.

When a bus overturns or falls onto its side, the passengers inside often collide into one another. Also, in the rush to get out of a damaged or burning bus, passengers can easily, hurt each other in the scramble to safety.

3. Fire and smoke injuries.

When a serious bus collision happens, the explosive nature of the crash can cause the bus and other nearby vehicles to catch fire. Passengers can get burned by the flames, suffer smoke inhalation injuries, or develop poisoning injuries from burned tires and fuel.

4. Injuries from broken glass, metal shards, and other debris.

Vancouver bus collisions tend to be very violent acts. The damage can be immediate and visible—broken broken bones, scrapes, and glass puncture wounds. Injuries can also be subtle, including brain injuries and soft tissue damage caused by the sudden stop.

What can you do to make sense of your Vancouver bus crash?

An experienced Vancouver bus accident attorney at McComb Witten would be happy to walk you through your options and advise you about how to get compensation. Call us at 604-255-9018, or learn more about what to do after a crash by checking out our free report, The Inside Secrets ICBC Doesn't Want You to Know.