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A Vancouver Truck Accident Lawyer Explains What to Do When the Negligent Driver Lies About Your Truck Crash

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

You got seriously hurt in a Vancouver truck accident. Then, the liable driver added insult to serious injury by lying about what happened.

How could someone do such a terrible thing, for no reason? What can you do to fight back and protect your rights?

First of all, avoid acting out of anger or in haste.

Your fury is understandable, but you want to be strategic in your response. If you blow your top to an insurance adjuster or police officer, you can harm your case in the long term. Be cool.

Second, try to see the accident from the other driver’s point of view.

Perhaps the other driver really did mess up—enormously. He caused you serious harm. Maybe he also has a history of lying, drinking, and misbehaving on the road.

Try to remember that the other driver is almost certainly regretful for what happened—very few truckers actively want to hurt other people. The more you can see the other person as a human being, the more effective you will be at getting compensation and ensuring a fair outcome.

Let’s get down to facts. Perhaps the trucker zipped through a red light. You and other witnesses saw him do it. However, he insisted that the light was green.

 What can you do in a situation like this?

Gather as much evidence as you can as quickly as possible. If it has only been a few hours or days since the crash, you can probably still collect good evidence from the scene including pictures and fresh witness statements. This evidence will supplement the police report.

Avoid direct confrontation with the driver. It is not going to do any good and it could lead to a fight or other problem that could compromise your case.

Also, avoid discussing the case with an insurance representative until you have contacted a qualified Vancouver truck accident attorney at McComb Witten.

Our team can help you plot a strategic course to get justice and compensation. We are accurate, effective, and totally committed to getting victorious results for our clients. Download our free report, The Inside Secrets ICBC Doesn't Want You to Know, to learn more or call us now at 604-255-9018.