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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 ...

Is your car winter-ready?

Daylight savings time is around the corner which means the first flakes of snow are not far off. Are you ready for the challenges that winter driving presents? When Jack Frost starts nipping at your fender, be prepared with these tips and precautions. Be an aware driver Just because you're prepared for a wintery road doesn't mean that the cars around you are. Surprisingly, winter weather still catches drive ...

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Does the car you buy affect your insurance rate?

So you're buying a car and you've got your eye on that sleek red Honda, but how will the car you buy affect the cost of your insurance. Car insurance costs can seem like a random generated number based on unknown factors, but the way in which insurance companies determine your coverage is actually fairly clear cut elements – none of which is the colour of the car you buy. While colour is important to the ow ...

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The Latest Road Danger: Texting and Driving

These days, one of the biggest distractions for drivers is their electronic device – particularly their cell phone. While effective hands-free devices can make it possible for individuals to more safely hold phone conversations, text messaging and email is a favoured message of communication and it still poses serious risks on the roads. According to Transport Canada, distracted driving includes the followi ...

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Settlement Reached in Deering Accident Case

In 2004, sisters Shannon and Erica Deering were in a car accident while traveling along Coates Road to Whitby. While driving their vehicle, Shannon believed she saw an oncoming vehicle approaching in their lane, and swerved off the road landing into a rocky culvert after rolling. Both sisters experienced severe injuries to their spinal cords, and the other passengers in the car sustained injuries. Four of t ...

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Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems

It may seem like something from a sci-fi movie but Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems in vehicles could be common place in the next five years. These systems use video cameras, radar and lasers to monitor the speed of your vehicle, how close a driver is to another car, and can warn the driver if the speed is too high, too close to another car, or take action to prevent a collision. Depending on the situat ...

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Making a Personal Injury Claim – Step-by-step

Nobody plans to get injured in an accident so when it comes to making a personal injury claim it's unknown territory. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind and can prepare you when the unfortunate strikes. Get immediate medical treatment – The full extent of injuries do not always present themselves until days or weeks later and proper treatment and diagnosis can be difficult after the fac ...

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Contingency pay if you win percentage lawyer fees – How much is fair?

PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS WHITBY, OSHAWA, AJAX, PICKERING, Toronto Region (GTA) - FEES (contingency, pay if you win percentage lawyer fees - How Much is Fair? - What Percentage is Fair??) Personal injury lawyers Whitby, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Toronto specializing in car accident claims, settlement, lawsuits and mishaps (e.g. slip and fall, dog bite, disability denials, injury, accidents) resulting in person ...

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Ten Things To Do After A Car Accident

Immediately after a car accident people are shaken up, scared, perhaps in shock and they are not thinking rationally. In some cases people fail to document important information at the scene and afterwards and fail to take steps that will protect their interests going forward. Below, please find 10 helpful things that you can do after a car accident, which may assist you if you are required to launch a laws ...

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Ontario’s Car Accident Injury Terms and Sayings

In this short article, we have tried to start setting out a list of terms with a brief description so that you have a guide to assist in starting to understand some of the terms. Please remember that this list and description is not exhaustive and by no means is this in any way legal advice. You should consult with a lawyer about your rights and entitlement and a free consultation with a lawyer can be arran ...

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Ontario Car Accidents – Obtaining compensation

I.  BACKGROUND Ontario's car insurance system is difficult to understand. A lot of people think that the system is "no-fault", meaning that you are not allowed to sue if you are injured in an accident. That is not entirely true. If you are injured in a car accident in Ontario, you are probably entitled to certain "no-fault benefits", but you may also have the right to sue at-fault parties for your injuries. ...

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