If you follow us on Facebook, you may have seen a recent post on the new Limitation Act in BC and how it affects your legal claims. This new act became effective on June 1, 2013.
The BC Limitation Act
The Limitation Act has always been important to the citizens of this province, but it was not always easily understood. The changes made to the act were designed to make it more simple and easy to understand, but that being said, the rules of transition will be important to many cases in the future.
This 10 minute video from the Province of British Columbia, describes what the changes to the limitation act are, and how the transition will be carried out.
As you can see, these changes have great consequences for any future claims brought forward to the courts. If you visited your doctor in March 2013, and that doctor made you aware of an older injury, then the rules of the older limitation act will still apply to your case.
When we are under the new rules we will have just 2 years to respond to a legal matter after its discovery, regardless of the case. Taking fast action is now a matter of prudence. As is always the case in matters of law, it is very important to speak to a lawyer about your rights whenever you have a claim for the court.