“BC Auto Reform – QUIRKS AND QUESTIONS (A Year in Review)” Webinar – May 19, 2022

AN OPEN DISCUSSION REVIEWING THE FIRST YEAR OF “BC’S NEW NO-FAULT AUTO REGIME”.

Presenters: Amelia Staunton, Manjot Parhar, Ouran Li, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP

Dolden Wallace Folick LLP:  Dolden Wallace Folick acts for excess optional motor vehicle liability insurers and for out-of-province and U.S. insurers in the defence of motor vehicle accident claims, including catastrophic personal injury claims in British Columbia.

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Time: (1.5 hours)(10:00 a.m. PST, 11:00 a.m. MST, 1:00 p.m. EST)

Fee: Complimentary

Who should attend: All insurance claims adjusters and examiners interested in learning about the impact of the BC “no-fault” auto regime, one year after implementation.

Seminar Description: 

Learn about how BC’s “no-fault” auto regime has impacted motorists who are involved in motor vehicle accidents after May 1, 2021, and the adjusters faced with handling their claims.  The focus will be on the effect of these changes for out-of-province insurers.  Presenters from Dolden Wallace Folick will provide a brief overview of BC’s “no-fault” auto regime, Enhanced Care Benefits, new rules on limiting lawsuits respecting personal injury and property damage, key definitions under the Insurance (Vehicle) Act, and Insurer priority rights where an out-of-province vehicle or insured is involved in an accident in BC. Several common case scenarios will also be addressed including the effect of the new rules on cyclists.  Presenters will be prepared to answer questions from attendees about problems and claims they are currently addressing.

Seminar Objectives:

  • Review and discuss BC’s “no-fault” auto regime a year into its operation
  • Review and discuss key aspects and terms of the new legislation
  • Discuss sample case studies
  • Discuss priority disputes involving out-of-province insurers, payment of property damage, liability for environmental claims
  • Discuss recent media reports of the impact BC’s “no-fault” auto regime has had on consumers
  • Discuss the impact of BC’s “no-fault” auto regime on cyclists and their liability for property damage
  • Q&A session

Note: Presenters will consider and respond to questions sent in advance of the presentation.  Please direct questions directly to Amelia Staunton @ AStaunton@dolden.com 

CE Hours: 

1.5 accredited CE hours for BC; SK; MB.  Pending AIC approval for Alberta. Note:  Attendance for the entire session necessary and requests for CE (including the required province(s) directed to pbattle@ciaa-adjusters.ca  (If Alberta include CIPR#)

Registration Deadline: 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022.  Includes one access link.  Registration required.  Access instructions will be emailed to you 1 day prior to the program to the email address supplied.

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