A lawsuit is a way to get money or other relief if something’s gone wrong. It might be getting poor service under a contract, being injured in a car accident, getting fired unfairly, or not getting repaid a debt.
The party who feels they were wronged starts a lawsuit by filing documents in court. In British Columbia, where you bring a lawsuit depends on the dollar value of the claim and its subject. As well, there’s a time limit to sue. And alternative options to consider.
This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed in August 2019