Visit the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) website for the most up-to-date information. CRT policies are frequently updated.
The CRT is an administrative tribunal, not a court. The CRT has jurisdiction over many motor vehicle injury disputes, and can make decisions relating to your claim.
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident after April 1, 2019, and you have “minor” injuries, the CRT has exclusive jurisdiction to hear your claims.
No, but you do have a right to representation. The CRT can be navigated alone, as this is an entirely online-based tribunal, and is intended to be user-friendly. If you have questions about your claim, or would like representation, please contact us for a free consultation.
Two years from the date of the accident. It is best practice to consult with a lawyer well in advance of this date.
”Minor injury” is not a medical definition, it is a legal definition. It means injuries that resolve within 12 months, and that do not affect your activities of daily living or work. Some of these injuries include concussion, pain syndromes and whiplash.
The CRT has exclusive jurisdiction to make minor injury determinations.
Many businesses have been forced to close, limit their hours, or reduce their capacity. Despite a vaccine, the economic impact will likely continue, particularly in the face of new strains of the virus.
On January 28, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court addressed “inadequacies in current legal responses to internet defamation and harassment” by creating a new tort of internet harassment and cyber bullying.
While the global pandemic has been incredibly disruptive, the Court is embracing these changes and the legal community is using the tools available to move matters through the court system despite challenges.