Why You Need a B.C. Lawyer for a B.C. Accident Claim
If you have an accident in British Columbia and you want to make a personal injury claim, you need to hire a lawyer based in B.C. This is because different Canadian provinces have different laws. Contact us at John Mickelson Law Corporation to start your B.C. compensation claim.
Have you been injured in British Columbia?
Each Canadian province and territory has its own personal injury laws. This creates a lot of confusion for those who suffer an out-of-province accident. There might be no doubt that you are eligible to pursue legal action. But the question is: where do you make a claim?
The answer is that it largely depends on who was involved in the accident. If a B.C. driver hits another B.C. driver, despite them both being in Ontario at the time of the incident, then the claim could possibly be dealt with by the B.C. courts.
Ordinarily, however, the claim is decided according to the rules of the jurisdiction in which the accident occurred. Because of this, if you suffer an accident in British Columbia, then your lawsuit will likely have to be initiated in British Columbia.
Let us help
If you are making a claim in B.C., then it follows that you need a local lawyer. As mentioned above, the laws vary in each province and territory. You therefore need a legal representative who is well-versed in British Columbia’s provincial laws, and who can make a claim on your behalf in the B.C. courts.
If you live in another province, or your live south of the border in the USA, then this might seem frustrating. You will likely be leaving B.C. in the near future, or you may already have travelled back to your home province/country.
However, the fact that you are not a resident in B.C. need not be a problem. At John Mickelson Law Corporation, we handle all types of personal injury claim. We can manage the claims process for you, regardless of where you live. Much of our communication is done via the phone and email. We will strive to settle the claim out of court, minimising the amount of travel required. If your presence is needed and you cannot attend for any reason, then we will find a solution. This might involve asking for an extension of time or arranging a video link.
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If you have been injured in an accident in British Columbia through no fault of your own, we can help. We have offices in Vancouver and across the Lower Mainland. We are a well-respected firm of personal injury specialists with a proven track record of success. Our team is happy to act for clients from across Canada, the USA and further afield where a B.C. based accident has occurred.Go back to Blog