In Canada, a person who injures you as a result of his or her negligence must put you back in the position you were in before you were injured. In the case of a car accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will step in and compensate any injured parties. But who pays if the at-fault driver leaves the scene of the accident or has no insurance?
Doday v. Alberta, 2011 ABQB 161
Take for example the case of
Doday v. Alberta (Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Act, Administrator)
In Alberta, vehicle owner/drivers are required to have insurance. Unfortunately, there are people on our roads driving without insurance. When these people cause accidents and do not have the money to compensate those that they have injured, it can create stress and difficulty for the injured person.
However, there may still be a way for an injured person to get the compensation that they have a right to in law to for their injuries through the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program.
Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Act