Personal Injury Claims
If you are claiming damages for injury to yourself, the maximum amount of your claim must be $35,000. In addition to the Notice of Claim form, you must also file a Certificate of Readiness. The certificate must:
- Say that you are willing to discuss settling the entire claim at a settlement conference
- Be filed within 6 months of the date you served the Notice of Claim
- Have attached to it all medical and other reports and records that you intend to rely on to prove your claim for expenses and losses
- Be served with copies of all the attached documents to the other parties, usually ICBC
If necessary, you can ask the court to extend the six-month time limit by making an Application to a Registrar. This application may be made either before or after the initial deadline has expired. If you are the claimant, be aware that the respondent can apply to a judge and ask that you attend a medical doctor for an examination at your expense.
If you are under 19 years old and involved in a personal injury claim, the adult assisting you as your litigation guardian must use a lawyer and must have the consent of the Public Guardian and Trustee to settle any claim or abandon part of a claim