FAQs About Personal Injury Law
Frequently asked questions, to help you understand your options
when you are seeking legal advice.
In BC, under the Limitations Act, you must bring a case within two years from the date of the accident. This is a strict limitation and it is important to keep the date in mind.
After an accident, it is important you:
- Take photos of your injuries;
- Visit a doctor as soon as possible; and
- Write a summary or diary entry about what happened
Contact a lawyer to see if you have a viable claim to assist you with knowing your rights.
Even though you may have played a role in causing your injury, you may still be able to make a claim. Under BC law, this is called contributory negligence. In this instance, the court decides how to assign the degree of fault between the parties involved.