Cuming & Gillespie recently resolved a very unique cross-border personal injury claim. The client, an Alberta resident, suffered catastrophic amputation injuries while boating in Montana, due to the negligence of another Alberta resident.
Cuming & Gillespie was retained after the 2-year Alberta limitation date. However, fortunate for the client, Montana had a statute-imposed 3-year limitation and an American action was still viable. Cuming & Gillespie, alongside a partnered American law firm, successfully negotiated full insurance policy limits of both an American and Canadian insurance policy, providing a multi-million dollar settlement for the client. It was imperative to the client that this matter be resolved without proceeding through litigation, as several of the named Defendants had close personal connections to the client. Cuming & Gillespie followed this instruction and facilitated a smooth and successful negotiation.