Moloney & Co. are delighted to announce that our new Canadian international Personal Injury* affiliates are Martin & Hillyer Associates.
Martin & Hillyer Associates are based in Burlington, Ontario and have over forty-five years of experience helping people recover compensation after they have been injured by the negligence of others. In addition to car accident claims, the firm also acts for clients injured from slips, trips or falls on public or private property, work and public place accidents, and medical malpractice claims.
The Personal Injury compensation system in Canada
In Canada, the law that applies to most personal injury claims is determined by province or territory. The origins of Canadian law derive from the British common law system in the case of all provinces except for Quebec, which has a civil code system. For the most part, the legal principles that apply to determine fault, as well as an injury victim’s ability to recover damages, are fairly similar to those throughout the British Commonwealth.
What time limits apply when making a Personal Injury claim in Canada?
There is no one Canadian limitation period for personal injury claims. The time limits differ by province and it is essential that an injury victim get legal advice immediately about the applicable limitation period to ensure the claim is started in time.
In some types of injury claims, there are also notice periods which must be met. For example, in cases involving an Ontario municipality (i.e. city, town, etc.), the municipality must be advised of a potential claim within ten days of an injury incident pursuant to Section 44 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25. This means that if you are hurt on a city sidewalk, the city must be put on notice within ten days or the claim may not be able to proceed at all.
What steps should I take for a Personal Injury claim in Canada?
If you have been in an accident in Canada and wish to get expert legal advice, please contact Moloney Solicitors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: This is not a legal opinion. Every case is different and we recommend seeking legal advice about your specific case.
*In contentious business a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.
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