Handling a typical MVA claim is routine for most insurance adjusters and claims handlers. But what happens when the accident involves an injured minor or someone incapacitated? In this YRMC webinar for new claims handlers and adjusters, RMC lawyers from Alberts, BC and Ontario will review the key differences in the claims settlement process and the steps to take at the outset, during the claims settlement process, and when an agreement is reached.
Key covered in the webinar will include:
The Minors Property Act and Litigation Representative
Initial steps to take when a claim lands on your desk
How contributory negligence changes assessments
How parents/guardian named as 3rd parties impacts the litigation
Questions to ask during discovery of litigation representative
How to conduct examinations with a minor
Red flags – when and how to declare someone incapable
Limitation Periods for claims involving minors
Court approval process for settlements in Ontario, Alberta, and BC
The webinar will conclude with a look at case law and damage awards examples from the Ontario, Alberta and BC courts.