Differences between personal injury claims and lawsuits

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Nov, 19, 2019 | Personal Injury Law

An individual who is hurt due to the carelessness of another has options when it comes to possible compensation. It is good, however, for British Columbia residents to understand the differences between a personal injury claim and a personal injury lawsuit. The law in Canada says an individual can claim monetary compensation for a personal injury in two ways: file a claim to negotiate a settlement or file a lawsuit. Family members also have the option of seeking compensation if a loved one dies as a result of an injury that was not his or her fault. The obvious difference... View Article

Personal injury: ICBC facing court challenge

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Nov, 07, 2019 | Personal Injury Law

Changes to British Columbia’s auto insurance industry has many residents up in arms. The changes would also affect the personal injury claims of many residents since the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is trying to curb its losses. Trial lawyers have begun two challenges to ICBC reforms, indicating in one instance that the $5,500 cap on pain and suffering claims for minor injuries and the move to direct disputes under $50,000 to the Civil Resolution Tribunal are out of line.     The B.C. Supreme Court already sided with lawyers in its ruling that it is unconstitutional to limit the number of expert reports... View Article