Everything you need to know about motor vehicle accident claims in BC
This publication is essential for: all lawyers with motor vehicle accident claims files
Current to: February 1, 2019
Advising your client on motor vehicle accident claims requires in-depth knowledge of BC's legislative scheme. Let the BC Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual be your guide through the many complex issues that frequently arise. Often referred to by eminent counsel as the "go-to" resource for researching the extensive range of legal and practice issues that arise, this resource offers you clear and succinct analysis of key issues, discussion of leading cases, practice points, checklists and over 60 sample forms.
"The BC Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual is rightfully known as 'the bible for personal injury lawyers.' I have practised personal injury law for 35 years and still consult it weekly. The only frustrating part is that even though we have two copies at my firm of six lawyers, I can never find it in our library, because it is always in someone else's office being used! You should not practice personal injury law without this manual, even if you're not doing car accident claims." – Alison Murray, QC, Murray Jamieson Barristers & Solicitors
With this resource, you will be able to:
- understand the intricacies of the Insurance (Vehicle) Act and Regulation and the legal principles that apply to your case
- get to the leading cases you need for your client's case
- access quickly over 60 of the most commonly used sample forms
Buy today and be well prepared to advise your clients with motor vehicle accident claims! View a sample from this book!
Highlights of the 2019 Update include:
- legislative amendments, particularly to the Insurance (Vehicle) Act and Insurance (Vehicle) Regulation pertaining to the new "Minor Injury Regulation," the Civil Resolution Tribunal, and revisions to Part 7 benefits
- an appendix summarizing the legislative changes concerning "minor injuries" and the jurisdiction of the Civil Resolution Tribunal
- decisions on damages, including apportionment of damages where injuries are indivisible, punitive damages, mitigation, and future care costs
- discussion of Court of Appeal decision settling the approach to obtaining further independent medical examinations
- developments regarding discovery, including privilege, further independent medical examinations, and discovery obligations
- recent cases considering when an offer to settle will support an award of double costs, and whether an award of special costs is warranted
- revised forms and precedents
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CLEBC Legal Editor