On April 1, 2019, the CRT started resolving many motor vehicle injury (MVI) personal injury disputes in British Columbia. This will include determinations of whether an injury is a “minor injury”, disputes about accident benefits, and disputes about damages and fault up to $50,000.
We worked hard for almost a full year to implement these new areas of jurisdiction, and have reported on our progress in a series of monthly blog posts. These posts highlighted aspects of our team’s hard work behind the scenes.
The Solution Explorer for motor vehicle accidents and injuries is now live!
To qualify for this area of jurisdiction, the accident needs to have happened on or after April 1, 2019.
If your accident happened before April 1, 2019, you can apply for dispute resolution under our small claims jurisdiction. The most you can claim is $5,000.
Simply answer a few questions in the MVI Solution Explorer about your accident, and it will give you the correct application form for your situation.
Introducing our new Vice Chair – MVI
In February, the CRT held a competition for a Vice Chair to oversee these new areas of jurisdiction. We’re pleased to announce that after a rigorous, merit-based competition, Andrea Ritchie has been appointed Vice Chair – MVI.
Andrea previously represented injured motor vehicle accident plaintiffs before serving as a full-time tribunal member.
In February, the CRT held competitions for full-time Tribunal members specializing in motor vehicle injury claims. We expect several full-time member appointments to be made soon.
We know that members of the legal community have a lot of questions about these new areas of CRT jurisdiction. We have a lot of presentations scheduled throughout April, May and June at various legal conferences in BC and beyond. All events are listed on our Presentations page.
If you would like a representative of the CRT to speak to your organization, or for other media inquiries, please contact us. Please note the CRT does not have a budget for travel outside British Columbia.
The CRT rules define the processes and procedures for dispute resolution at the CRT. The new rules took effect on April 1, 2019.