With the warm weather upon us, so too are road trips and cross border visits to the many scenic and beautiful locations in Canada. If you are travelling to British Columbia this summer by road, it is important to know how claims in British Columbia operate compared to the claims in Alberta.
Changes to Insurance Law in January of 2022
Last year, the government of Alberta made a few changes to the Insurance Act. One of these changes comes into effect on January 1, 2022. The change will allow for direct compensation for property damage claims, which includes coverage for your vehicle damage, any loss of use of the vehicle, as well as physical objects which are affected inside the vehicle. The new direct compensation law coming into effect has NO EFFECT ON PERSONAL OR COMPENSATION claims to any degree.
In the last few years, electric scooters (“e-scooters”) have become a popular way of getting around in Edmonton and other cities across Alberta. While this new and convenient mode of transportation has many perks, there are still many issues surrounding safety and legalities that should be considered before riding.