Lawyers say that delays across Canada make a mockery of access to justice for plaintiffs and defendants
They’re called automobiles for a reason. Mobility is their defining virtue and the reason you need insurance
British Columbia has brought in amendments to its Supreme Court Civil Rules regulations, which will limit the number of experts and expert reports that can be used in motor vehicle disputes, with further amendments effective next year on all injury claims.
A Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities report on automobile insurance in the province had a contentious buildup — including a campaign launched by personal injury lawyers to create opposition to a soft tissue injury cap — but response to the board’s findings has been muted.
Early spring is traditionally a time when money is front and centre. The federal and provincial governments release their budgets, companies issue annual reports and prepare first-quarter numbers and law firms pay partners their previous year’s profits.
Personal injury lawyers, on the plaintiff and insurance-defence side, say they are increasingly dealing with claimants diagnosed with somatic symptom disorder, previously known as somatoform disorder.