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ODSP and OW exemptions: Major Changes to interplay with car accident and personal injury awards

ODSP and OW exemptions: Major Changes to interplay with car accident and personal injury awards

Recently released legislation appears to have made major changes to the law regarding ODSP and OW exemption limits for car accident and personal injury cases.  These changes appear ...

Woman who spills hot coffee on herself at McDonalds drive-through entitled to accident benefits

Woman who spills hot coffee on herself at McDonalds drive-through entitled to accident benefits

On July 24, 2017, Ontario’s Court of Appeal decided the case of Dittman v. Aviva.  The issue was whether a woman who was burned while buying hot coffee from a drive-through at McDo ...

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 ...

ODSP and OW exemptions: Major Changes to interplay with car accident and personal injury awards

Recently released legislation appears to have made major changes to the law regarding ODSP and OW exemption limits for car accident and personal injury cases.  These changes appear to have been made very quietly without any significant announcements. ODSP appears to have completely eliminated the exemption cap on pain and suffering awards in injury cases (the cap had been $100,000).  See the excerpt below a ...

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Risk on Roads: Car Accidents and Personal Injury in Oshawa

If you’ve been the victim of a car accident and suffered a personal injury in Oshawa, you could be in for a difficult few months in the aftermath. There are more accidents statistically on the 401 in Oshawa.  That’s according to a report produced by the Ontario Provincial Police. Heavy-traffic times raise that probability even more. There’s nothing you can do to prevent an accident that has already occurred ...

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Do I Have Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim?

There is no doubt that you have sustained an injury. What remains to be determined is whether another party is responsible for that injury. Your best bet is to secure a personal injury lawyer who can help you determine if there are grounds for filing a suit, and what form that suit will take. Evaluating the Sequence of Events Lawyers who handle injury cases understand the need to understand the specifics of ...

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I’ve Been Diagnosed With PTSD: What’s Next?

In the days, weeks and months since you sustained an injury in a car accident, boating mishap, or worse a case of abuse, something has changed. It’s not just the physical recovery that is at play. You notice a change in temperament, unreasonable fear of being in certain places or situations, and a sense of isolation from others. You also find that you keep reliving the events surrounding the injury over and ...

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Surviving the Worst Season For Personal Injuries

It’s true that personal injuries can take place any time of the year. Even so, winter offers a wide range of opportunities to sustain some type of injury at work, or even while out doing a little shopping. While merchants and employers need to do their part to keep patrons and employees safe, there are also things that individuals can do to prevent injury. Here are two key areas that need particular attenti ...

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Mental Health and Personal Injury Claims

In personal injury cases, it’s not unusual for the focus to be on the physical damage. What many people don’t understand is that the emotional toll and it’s lingering effects can be just as serious. Personal injury lawyers understand that emotional illnesses resulting from injuries are just as common and also must be addressed. Consider these examples of personal injury and how mental, as well as physical h ...

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