British Columbia

Featured in The Lawyer’s Daily – Seeking compensation for wrongful deaths in BC

Mattis Bieg is from Munich Germany and served as the Society’s Campaign Coordinator in 2019. He joined the Society here in British Columbia, Canada as an unpaid volunteer intern at his own expense and passionately dedicated himself to campaigning for reforming BC’s wrongful death laws. In Mattis’ work with the Society, he wrote and had an article published by The Lawyer’s Daily titled “Seeking compensation for wrongful deaths in BC.”

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The BC Wrongful Death Law Reform Society’s Position on No-Fault

No-fault motor vehicle insurance legislation will be disastrous for ensuring victim rights and access to justice for the citizens of the province. We have sent a letter to the Attorney General’s office advising both on the history of ICBC and alternative measures that would allow us to solely focus on root cause prevention of accidents in the first place. 

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Faulty party bus door passed inspection twice before tragic death, coroner finds

The article involves a young woman who had an income, but did not have dependants, and sadly had no worth under BC’s inadequate wrongful death laws. Our laws only value people based on their future lost income if they also had dependents. Unlike all the other Canadian provinces and the Yukon, there are currently no bereavement damages available for families under BC law.

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