According to Transport Canada, there were just over 165,000 people injured in motor vehicle collisions in 2013. In Vancouver, like any other major city, car accidents are an unfortunate reality of life that occur on a daily basis. When people are injured in car accidents, it is important to retain legal counsel as soon as possible to ensure that your legal rights are protected. In many cases, people who retain legal counsel obtain much higher settlement offers or awards than people who choose to represent themselves. When you retain the lawyers of McLarty Wolf, we will represent you in any communications with the Insurance Company of British Columbia (ICBC), investigate your claim, connect you with medical service providers and obtain no-fault benefits (Part 7 benefits) to help you recover and obtain replacement services during your recovery for such things homemaking and childcare, and initiate a legal action on your behalf, should it become necessary.
Vancouver Auto Accidents Can Be The Result Of Many Forms Of Negligence
Victims of car accidents are entitled to financial recovery for their losses when their accident was the result of another’s negligence. There are myriad forms of negligence that could lead to a car accident, including the following:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Failure to properly maintain a vehicle
- Improper road maintenance
- Failure to yield
- Failure to stop
- Failure to observe traffic signals
- Defective vehicle design or manufacture
- Driver error
- Failure to signal a turn or lane change
In many cases, the fact that an accident was caused by someone else’s negligence may not be clear to the untrained eye. As a result, anyone who has been hurt in a car accident should have the circumstances of their case reviewed by an experienced lawyer.
Contact McLarty Wolf today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Vancouver car accident lawyers
Car accidents that are caused by the carelessness, negligence, or recklessness of others can result in significant injuries. People who are hurt in car accidents often incur significant medical expenses, lose income from being unable to work, experience substantial pain and suffering, and have severely damaged vehicles. Thankfully for victims, British Columbia tort law generally allows people who are injured by the negligence of others to recover financial compensation for these and other losses. To discuss your case with one of our lawyers, please call our office at 604-688-9542.