As Coquitlam continues to grow, so does the traffic on our city streets. As residents, we all must be cautious, remain alert, and stay attentive when driving to protect ourselves and others from harm.
Despite this duty, not all motorists choose to operate their vehicles responsibly. Some may speed, use smartphones while driving, drive while impaired, or otherwise behave carelessly behind the wheel. When this happens, an accident could occur, resulting in severe or catastrophic injuries and extensive property damage.
Our law firm works to keep the public informed by providing the following information on how accidents occur and where they most often occur in Coquitlam in the hopes that it will help keep you and your family safe.
Some of the most commonly reported causes of collisions in Coquitlam include:
Not all of these causes are immediately obvious, and you will want to have a lawyer conduct an independent investigation to determine the cause of your car accident.
Data drawn from statistics on ICBC’s Lower Mainland Crash Map show five of the top motor vehicle accident crash sites in Coquitlam include:
Brunette Avenue and its onramp and offramp and the Trans-Canada Highway were also included on a list of the Top 10 crash intersections in Lower Mainland by Straight.com as well as a list of the Lower Mainland’s most dangerous intersections compiled by Urban Valley Transport, a freight services company. In September 2018, News 1130 reported that Shaughnessy Street and Lions Way was one of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians with four crashes in 2017.
If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed in a motor vehicle accident in the greater Coquitlam area, you need help from an experienced car accident lawyer. You should not try to deal with an ICBC claim on your own if you are coping with catastrophic injuries. Our team will take that burden off your plate and help you demand the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Klein Lawyers has been helping car accident victims in British Columbia for more than two decades. You can have our firm review your case as soon as you call (604) 706-1359 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.