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What can Todd Bertuzzi teach us about the Oregon bus crash?

Remember Steve Moore vs. Todd Bertuzzi, originally filed in Colorado State court? That case tells us a lot about what NOT to do when contemplating a lawsuit between parties of different jurisdictions. These lessons are also instructive for potential litigation arising out of the tragic December 30th Oregon bus crash which killed and injured many Canadians and Koreans.

How Does Personal Injury Law Differ in the US and Canada?

personal injury related to "whiplash" or soft tissue injuries, Washington law typically affords higher trial judgments and settlements for injuries involving broken bones, psychological injuries, and wrongful death. Many Canadian lawyers will act for Canadian clients injured in the US with a view toward settling their personal injury claims, but indeed, that's all they can do-try settling your case. Without the license to initiate litigation in the US, Canadian lawyers will have difficulty maximizing the value of a cross border personal injury case in settlement, and are simply unable to force such a case to trial without engaging counsel in the US.

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