Travelling on a bus, whether a local Coast Mountain Bus in Vancouver, a BC Transit bus on Vancouver Island, or a commercial Greyhound Bus travelling through the BC interior, should mean safe travels to wherever your destination is. Sadly, bus crashes are becoming all too common.

Bus drivers travelling too fast for the weather conditions, slamming the brakes due to a car failing to yield, or faulty mechanical issues are just some of the many causes of bus crashes. With the lack of safety equipment such as seatbelts, headrests, and airbags, the severity of injuries from a bus accident can have a devastating impact on your life. The personal injury lawyers of Paine Edmonds can get you the settlement you deserve for your pain and suffering, loss of income, and expenses, and most importantly, help you get your life back on track.

In fact, one of the largest recent awards made in BC involving a bus accident injury claim was won by partner Brad Garside and associate Kate Taylor in June 2015. They went to trial regarding our client’s claim for personal injuries arising from a Greyhound Bus accident that occurred in 2007 on the Trans-Canada Highway outside of Hope, BC.

The plaintiff was left with chronic pain as a result of the injuries he sustained as a passenger on the Greyhound Bus. His ability to work was affected by his accident-related injuries. The Reasons for Judgment of Mr. Justice Silverman were released on November 24, 2015, wherein the Court awarded damages to our client as follows:

  • Non-Pecuniary Damages: $85,000
  • Past Income Loss: net income loss based on gross loss of $646,058
  • Future Loss of Earning Capacity: $184,844
  • Future Cost of Care: $24,243
  • Special Damages: $20,428

Full reasons for judgment can be found here.

If you have been injured as a passenger on a bus, please call Brad Garside or Kate Taylor for a free consultation.

Why Hire a Paine Edmonds Personal Injury Lawyer?

Please see the slideshow below to learn more about the advantages of hiring a Paine Edmonds personal injury lawyer.

"On your side, by your side"

We know you have a choice when choosing a lawyer after you have been injured. So why hire Paine Edmonds?

Dealing with a personal injury claim can be a stressful experience without the right lawyer working for you. No matter where you live in BC, our lawyers know how to make the process easier and less stressfulfor you so youcan focus on what matters most: recovering from your injuries and getting your life back on track.

Experience, expertise and skill

Our Personal injury Law Group has been energetically and successfully representing people injured in car accidents for decades. We can recognize that people need to specialized legal help to get the best result from their personal injury claims. Our team of lawyers and paralegals have the experience, the expertise and the specific skills to get the job done. Whether it is through trial, mediation, or informal negociation, our lawyers have successfully handled all types of personal injury claims including severe soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, brain injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other types of catastrophic injuries.

The team approach

We at Paine Edmonds can offer you something different: a team approach. When you hire one of our Personnal Injury Law Group lawyers, you get the benefit of our whole team. Our team of lawyers meet and consult, with one another on a daily baisis at our Vancouver office. This means that our clients benefit from the collective efforts of a close knit, open-door law firm. Whether you live in Vancouver, or anywhere in British Columbia, we work together for you.

Leadership

Our team is lead and actively mentored by senior partner Steve H. Heringa, a Vancouver trial lawyer with over 30 years of personal injury claims experience. He has appeared on behalf of his clients at every level of court in British Columbia as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. In the ground-setting decision of HAll v. Hebert, he appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada as lead counsel. This decision changed the law to allow people to purue a claim for injuries in circumstances where they were previosly denied. Under his guidance, our lawyers all strive to be leader in the handling of personnal injury claims in British Columbia.

Quality and value

Our policy is simple and straightforward: you rinitial consultation is free, and you will pay no fees intil we have successfully concluded your claim. We believe that no personal injury claim myst ever be rushed. Thorough investigation, creative analysis, and practical solutions are what every client can expect from our Personal Injury Law Group lawyers. We give our clients the time and energy that their personal injury claims deserve.