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 15, 2021
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!
The 2021 Update to the third edition of the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual includes:
- revised material throughout to reflect relevant developments since the previous update
- new sections and expanded commentary on among others, the role of common sense in a seatbelt defense, ensuring that a settlement agreement is binding, damages (including "nervous shock," mild traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, and psychological injury), and the standard of review for Civil Resolution Tribunal decisions
- discussion of notable cases and decisions from the previous year that cover the following topics:
- the CRT's jurisdiction to consider claims under ss. 16.1 and 131(1)(b) and (c) of the CRT Act
- apportionment of fees where one fee is paid by a claimant for both a tort claim and a Part 7 benefits claim
- consideration of structured settlement payments in calculating spousal support payments
- determining which policy takes priority in circumstances where multiple underinsured motorist protection (UMP) policies are engaged in the same accident
- whether fearing retribution from a motorcycle game is a sufficient excuse for failing to take "reasonable steps" to identify an unknown driver
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