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Disability Insurance Denial – Fees and Strategy

Disability Insurance Denial – Fees and Strategy

It comes as a shock to most people: you are unable to work, you have been paying the disability insurance company regularly and on time (otherwise they would have cut off your cove ...

Insurance Assessors – Serious Concerns Raised

Insurance Assessors – Serious Concerns Raised

When you are injured in a car accident, there are usually two parts to your claim - (1) an accident benefits claim; and (2) a claim against the other driver (which is secretly defe ...

Feel less protected when driving recently??  You should, and you should explore steps to protect yourself…

Feel less protected when driving recently?? You should, and you should explore steps to protect yourself…

There are some very bad apples out there that cause car accidents - people who just do not seem to care and make no apologies for their negligence, despite causing horrible injurie ...

Are alligators safer than gorillas at law? Or just how powerful is the Disney brand?

Are alligators safer than gorillas at law? Or just how powerful is the Disney brand?

During the past few weeks we have seen a very powerful demonstration of the strength of the Disney brand and the importance of image when we compare two separate tragic incidents. ...

Car Accident Injury Benefits are changing again

Car Accident Injury Benefits are changing again

While I have been knee-deep in the industry as a personal injury lawyer who frequently deals with car accident injury lawsuits for many years, it seems that the changes that are be ...

New Study looks at effects of physical/mental injury/disability on labour market participation

New Study looks at effects of physical/mental injury/disability on labour market participation

A new study on Statistics Canada's website examines labour market participation rates among individuals who have a physical/mental injury that results in some disability.    The st ...

Deductible on pain and suffering (car accident injury) – RECENT NEWS

Deductible on pain and suffering (car accident injury) – RECENT NEWS

In Ontario, a "pain and suffering" award is only available to people who suffer a 'permanent and serious physical or psychological impairment or permanent and serious scarring'.  F ...

Who’s to Blame for a Single Car Accident?

People commonly assume that a single-car accident is always the fault of the person behind the wheel. Although this is certainly true in many situations, it isn’t always the case. In fact, there are several situations in which the driver may not be to blame at all. If your single-car accident was the result of any of the following scenarios, contact car accident lawyers today to discuss your options. #1 – T ...

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I Lent Out My Car and It Was Involved in a Collision: What’s Next?

All throughout Canada, people find themselves wondering what they should do when their borrowed vehicles are involved in accidents. If you lent your car to a friend or family member and it was involved in a collision, you should first call car accident lawyers to help you with your claim. Here are some things you should expect should you find yourself in this predicament. Who Is Responsible for the Car?  Th ...

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GTA hit with 10-15cm’s from Snow Squall (December 15, 2016)

The GTA was hit with snow squalls today and approximately 10-15cm's of snow.  Environment Canada warned people not to drive if they didn't have to as a result of whiteout conditions. In the course of my practice as a personal injury lawyer, I often have to deal with injury claims involving car  accidents in bad weather. Car accidents and injuries tend to spike after winter storms and bad weather (snow, ice, ...

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Insurance Assessors – Serious Concerns Raised

When you are injured in a car accident, there are usually two parts to your claim - (1) an accident benefits claim; and (2) a claim against the other driver (which is secretly defended by the other driver's insurer).  Both of those companies have the right to not listen to treating doctors and to, instead, hand-pick medical doctors, pay them and send you to see those doctors for opinions.  Many insurer's ha ...

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Feel less protected when driving recently?? You should, and you should explore steps to protect yourself…

There are some very bad apples out there that cause car accidents - people who just do not seem to care and make no apologies for their negligence, despite causing horrible injuries.  But there are also a ton of "good apples" who have a momentary lapse of concentration - ie: a moment of inattention due to a screaming child, or a tired eye.  All of those people need to be aware that the government's recent l ...

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Car Accident Injury Benefits are changing again

While I have been knee-deep in the industry as a personal injury lawyer who frequently deals with car accident injury lawsuits for many years, it seems that the changes that are being made to car accident victims' benefits are almost at a rapid fire pace over the last few years. A new round of benefit changes, effective June 1, 2016 will make further changes to the Standard Auto Insurance policy and the ben ...

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New Forms for car accident victims

The government in Ontario has made changes that will move the dispute resolution process over accident benefits to a new administrative body. Further changes have now been announced, which includes changes to the forms that car accident victims and their personal injury lawyers must file in order to dispute denials by the insurance companies. These new car accident insurance forms are to be used after June ...

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Driverless cars? Who do you sue??

The future is here!  As of January 1, 2016, Ontario became the first Canadian Province to allow applications for testing of driverless cars on any road, street or highway in the province (see announcement by Ministry of Transportation noted in CBC News' January 5, 2016 article - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/programs/metromorning/detroit-auto-show-2016-driverless-car-1.338989). Aside from feeling li ...

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Our Car Accident Injury System is unethical

A drunk driver is texting and goes through a red light and smashes into someone causing injury that is proven to be "serious and permanent". In this example, in most circumstances (unless the case is very large), the government has decided that the completely innocent person must lose the first $36,000 of their pain and suffering claim and the first 30%