On October 15, 2019 Madam Justice Young of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, issued her judgement in Greig v. Desjardins, awarding punitive damages of $200,000 and aggravated damages of $50,000 against Desjardins for its conduct in denying a claimant's long term disability benefits
Discussion of problems in the area of personal injury expert assessments for those who are involved in lawsuits with personal injury lawyers and insurance lawyers over injury and disability.
Doug Ford’s recent budget focused on bringing auto insurance premiums down, but ignored the sleight of hand on the other end; for those who are injured and actually need help. What is missed is that our current laws punish the innocent and let the guilty off scot-free. While you might agree that the insurance industry needs deductibles, you may be surprised that the innocent are paying 100% of them, while the guilty pay $0 for personal injury from car accidents.
People who are unable to work due to injury or illness face double jeopardy in that they have to suffer through the pain and discomfort of their medical condition, while also worrying about how they are going to pay the bills and support their families. And while long-term disability insurance is designed to alleviate the latter aspect of this double jeopardy, countless Ontario residents face the added burden every year of having their claims for long-term disability denied.
Canadian Lawyer Magazine has, for 2019, again ranked Lerners LLP among its Top 10 Regional Law Firms.
Car accident and injuries in other sorts of accidents or harassment can have a serious affect on a person's mental health. It is important to ensure that the services that you need are being provided and that the problems are fully understood as a lawsuit is being pursued.
Significant changes have been announced by the Ford government to the auto insurance claims process for accident victims.
Passengers involved in motor vehicle accidents in Ontario need to understand their rights and legal recourse to receive full compensation for any and all injuries and damages sustained.
While car accidents are common, many Ontarian’s do not know the rules and regulations that dictate how a driver should proceed after being involved in a crash.