Loss Prevention Tip #22

LOSS PREVENTION TIP #22: DANGERS LEADING TO MISSED LIMITATION PERIODS

Confirming the filing deadline as soon as you open your file, properly diarizing the date, as well as filing the Statement of Claim well in advance of the limitation date can help avoid a claim being filed against you.

But here are some of the “dangers” you should be aware of in your practice that can lead to a limitation period slipping between the cracks:

  • staff departures or arrivals
  • transfer of files between lawyers at the firm
  • firm mergers
  • lawyer or staff absence
  • vacation
  • taking on more than you can handle

Paying particular attention to the firm’s systems during these times can help you avoid missing a limitation period and a claim for negligence filed against you.