Injuries sustained in a car accident may fall under one of two Canadian statutes of limitations:
- Basic limitation period – Two years from the date of the accident or the date at which an injury from the accident was discovered
- Unlimited limitation period – 15 years from the date of the accident
Within both of these limitation periods are various exceptions and regulations that can significantly complicate your claims process. To help ensure the smoothest BC car accident claim possible, you will want to have an experienced attorney on your side.
While the BC car accident claim statute of limitations may seem generous, it is never a good idea to wait to take action. In fact, the longer you wait, the more difficult it becomes to seek compensation. Waiting allows numerous exceptions to be brought into your claim, which can make getting full compensation all but impossible. The best way to see that you are treated fairly and provided the true compensation you are due is by contacting a BC car accident claim attorney as soon as possible following your accident.
For more information about how to best file a BC car accident claim, please contact Stephens & Holman today to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.