Tragically, car wrecks can result in death. Sometimes accidents kill drivers or passengers immediately. In other circumstances, the person may succumb to their injuries in the weeks following the accident. Nothing can undo the grief of such a situation, but our experienced car accident lawyers are available to provide clear, accurate information about your potential Family Compensation Act claim during this difficult time. We can help you decide how you want to proceed.
According to the Coroners Service of British Columbia, factors contributing to motor vehicle deaths in 2013 fell into the following categories:
1. Driver-related factors, such as speeding and impairment. Motorist factors played a role in 71 percent of 2013 motor vehicle deaths.
2. Environmental factors, such as weather conditions and visibility.
3. The behaviour of non-motorists, such as pedestrians and cyclists. Examples include impairment, inexperience and failure to obey traffic laws.
4. Factors related to the motor vehicle itself, such as brake failure and defective tires.
The top three fatal-accident contributing factors were impaired driving, poor weather conditions and speed. Other factors present in many of the fatal crashes were driver inexperience, inattention and roadway obstructions.
For legal representation as you file a claim for accident compensation, please call the experienced Vancouver car accident lawyers at Stephens & Holman, at 604-730-4120. We offer free consultations and have 16 office locations to better serve residents of the surrounding areas.