FAQs About Personal Injury Law

Frequently asked questions, to help you understand your options when
you are seeking legal advice for an injury.

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.

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