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Understanding Tourist Injury Claims in Vancouver

If you are a tourist visiting Metro Vancouver, you have a right to bring a personal injury claim against the wrongdoer at fault for your injuries. However, your right to access certain accident benefits can sometimes differ from that of a resident in Metro Vancouver. Often times, a tourist will have travel insurance or access to benefits from an insurance policy that they have in their country of origin.

Know Your Rights as a Tourist

If you are a resident of Metro Vancouver and you suffer injuries as a result of an accident while visiting another province in Canada or another country, your right to bring a personal injury claim against the wrongdoer will of course depend upon the law of the country you are visiting. As such, you should seek legal advice immediately since your very right to bring a claim and the time period in which you can do so will vary drastically depending on where you are visiting. Generally, if you have a right to pursue a personal injury claim, the lawsuit must be filed where the accident occurred. In many cases, you may benefit from having a personal injury lawyer who practices in your city to help coordinate your legal claim with a lawyer practicing in the place where your injury occurred.

What Constitutes a Tourist Injury Claim?

Whether your personal injury claim arises from a car accident, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall accident, product liability accident, medical malpractice, or another type of accident, the personal injury lawyers, case managers, and paralegals at Paine Edmonds LLP in Metro Vancouver have vast experience in handling personal injury claims for tourists visiting Metro Vancouver. They also have vast experience with coordinating and handling personal injury claims for residents of Metro Vancouver who suffer injuries while visiting another province or country.

Call Paine Edmonds LLP today to book your free consultation.

Why Hire a Paine Edmonds Personal Injury Lawyer?

Please see the slideshow below to learn more about the advantages of hiring a Paine Edmonds personal injury lawyer.

"On your side, by your side"

We know you have a choice when choosing a lawyer after you have been injured. So why hire Paine Edmonds?

Dealing with a personal injury claim can be a stressful experience without the right lawyer working for you. No matter where you live in BC, our lawyers know how to make the process easier and less stressfulfor you so youcan focus on what matters most: recovering from your injuries and getting your life back on track.

Experience, expertise and skill

Our Personal injury Law Group has been energetically and successfully representing people injured in car accidents for decades. We can recognize that people need to specialized legal help to get the best result from their personal injury claims. Our team of lawyers and paralegals have the experience, the expertise and the specific skills to get the job done. Whether it is through trial, mediation, or informal negociation, our lawyers have successfully handled all types of personal injury claims including severe soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, brain injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other types of catastrophic injuries.

The team approach

We at Paine Edmonds can offer you something different: a team approach. When you hire one of our Personnal Injury Law Group lawyers, you get the benefit of our whole team. Our team of lawyers meet and consult, with one another on a daily baisis at our Vancouver office. This means that our clients benefit from the collective efforts of a close knit, open-door law firm. Whether you live in Vancouver, or anywhere in British Columbia, we work together for you.


Our team is lead and actively mentored by senior partner Steve H. Heringa, a Vancouver trial lawyer with over 30 years of personal injury claims experience. He has appeared on behalf of his clients at every level of court in British Columbia as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. In the ground-setting decision of HAll v. Hebert, he appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada as lead counsel. This decision changed the law to allow people to purue a claim for injuries in circumstances where they were previosly denied. Under his guidance, our lawyers all strive to be leader in the handling of personnal injury claims in British Columbia.

Quality and value

Our policy is simple and straightforward: you rinitial consultation is free, and you will pay no fees intil we have successfully concluded your claim. We believe that no personal injury claim myst ever be rushed. Thorough investigation, creative analysis, and practical solutions are what every client can expect from our Personal Injury Law Group lawyers. We give our clients the time and energy that their personal injury claims deserve.