We’re one of British Columbia’s largest personal injury groups for a reason — we care deeply about the injured clients we represent, and we achieve outstanding results. Many of our clients are unsure how their claim will proceed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have questions about your personal injury claim and how it may be affected, we hope the resources below will offer you some insights. If you have other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help.
In a time of social distancing, it is of critical importance that we are able to support our clients and their families, including exploring options to resolve ongoing disputes. Mediation is an important tool to accomplish out of court settlements. Here is how our firm is handling mediation virtually.
This is a challenging and frustrating time for all Canadians, and with constant changes to legislation you may have questions how this will affect your personal injury claim. This article attempts to answer some of the questions you may have.
Recently, an Extraordinary Order from the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General for British Columbia gave essential service providers immunity from damages resulting “directly or indirectly, from an individual being or likely being infected with or exposed to SARS-CoV-2 as a result of the person’s operating or providing an Essential Service”. Simply stated, you cannot sue most parties for regular negligence when the damages are directly or even indirectly related to Covid-19.
The COVID-19 Pandemic was unexpected. Individuals, small business owners, and entire communities have been left reeling, attempting to deal with closures, and operational changes.
Overwhelmingly, the collective response to the pandemic has been supportive and dynamic, bringing communities closer together in a common effort to defeat the pandemic and protect the most vulnerable amongst us.