Vancouver Car Accident Lawyers
Thousands of car accidents happen every year in Vancouver, many of which cause injuries and deaths. Many accidents are caused by careless or negligent drivers. In some cases accidents are the result of defective, unsafe or improperly constructed or maintained roadways. Vehicle accidents may also be caused by a design or manufacturing defect in the vehicle.
Car accidents resulting in injury or death may be grounds for a lawsuit. A number of factors determine who is at fault for a car accident, including: speed, road design, car design, and driver impairment. Some accidents are caused by hazards on the road or inadequate signage. Others result from defects in a car or its tires, or from improper maintenance of brakes or other vehicle parts. The type of vehicle contributes to an accident as well. Taller SUVs tend to result in dangerous rollover accidents more often than other vehicles. Motorcycle drivers have less protection. Many collisions are caused by drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, are sleep deprived, or are distracted by talking on the phone.
Vehicle accidents may cause loss of income, property damage, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Under BC personal injury and liability laws, a negligent driver in BC who caused the accident may be liable for damages resulting from negligence. A person may be found negligent (and therefore responsible) if it can be shown that they either did something that an ordinary, reasonable person would not do or the failed to do something that an ordinary, reasonable person would do, under the same or similar circumstances.
If you have been in a vehicle accident in Vancouver or if you are a Vancouver resident that was injured while in the United States, contact Vancouver car accident lawyer Scott Parks for a free claim review.