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Proposed accident benefits amendment on interest rates for car accident injury victims

On September 30, 2014, Ontario's government proposed a new amendment to the accident benefit regulation that governs the no-fault benefits available to car accident injury victims. The regulation can be found here: The regulation would further reduce the interest rate payable by insurance companies if they deny a benefit to a car ...

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Bill 15 in Ontario – The good and the bad re: personal injury law

On July 15, 2014, Bill 15 was carried through first reading in Ontario's legislative assembly.  It is not law yet, but the bill appears to have the strong support of the government and so it seems likely that it will eventually be passed.  The bill itself, and its legislative status, can be found at: ...

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Our car accident injury system is broken and it’s time to fix it

Injured people often ask me why they have to ask for benefits from their own car insurance company when they were not at fault for the accident.  My answer as a personal injury lawyer is quite simply that it is the law in Ontario.  Most people find it morally offensive that they have to ask their insurance company to pay – and find it even more offensive that the driver who caused the accident can ask their ...

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Exciting step forwards for spinal cord injury victims!

Some of the most gut-wrenching moments in my life have been witnessing injury clients coming to accept the awful realization they will never walk again. That is a big reason why I have been closely following the recent innovations at Ekso Bionics ( and similar companies.  These types of companies offer "ekso skeletons" that allow paraplegics (and others with similar problems) ...

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Ontario Accident Benefits Guide

*This article is not legal advice. It is for informational purposes only and represents general information as of February 2008. The author makes no representations or warranties about the correctness or accuracy of the information. Please immediately contact a lawyer to discuss your specific situation. 1. I was injured in a car accident. Am I entitled to compensation? In addition to the possibility of a la ...

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