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This video features Steve Grover, a Personal Injury attorney based in Alberta, Canada.
What is the limitation period in Alberta for injury claims, and is this the same throughout Canada and the United States?
In Alberta, the limitation period in Alberta is two years, so if an accident happens today on June 30th, 2022, you have two years to file your statement and claim in the Court of Queen's Bench in Alberta. If you don't, you've got no legal rights. Our office handles claims across Alberta. I am licensed in other provinces like Nova Scotia, and generally across Canada, it is a two-year limitation period, I know in the state of Montana, which borders Alberta, and we've had some motorcycle accidents in Montana where we've worked with very competent counsel in Billings, Montana. It's usually a three-year period for filing the statement and the claim, or it's called a complaint down there in Montana. So the limitation periods generally do stay in around two years in Canada. In America, I think they vary between two to three years, just from my working with co-counsel in the United States, on an injury claims down there.
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