We are paying something for nothing. The mandatory accident benefits policy in Ontario provides minimal coverage for the vast number of people injured in car crashes. Presently, over 90% of victims are restricted to payment of a maximum of $3,500.00. They are forced by law to pay hundreds if not thousands of dollar PER YEAR for this coverage.
Ask yourself. Would you voluntarily pay $1,000.00...Read More
The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association has prepared a series of blogs identifying current issues with the recent budget and how it impacts people injured by Motor vehicles. Please read the full blog here. http://otlablog.com/hidden-costs-of-the-provincial-budget/
Part One of a Three-Part Series on the 2015 Ontario Budget
Last month, the Ontario Liberal government revealed its latest budget...Read More
Ontario auto insurance: How much worse can things get for victims?
Changes in 2010 created windfall profits for insurers by slashing coverage for the vast majority.
We need to restore fairness and impose a moratorium on further reductions in coverage!
In September 2010, the Ontario government introduced sweeping changes to auto insurance in response to pressure from the insurance industry to...Read More
The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the judgement in Herbert v. The City of Brantford.
The Ontario Court of Appeal decision can be found at http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/decisions/2012/2012ONCA0098.pdf
Mr. Herbert was injured when he lost control of his bicylce on a pathway owned by the City of Brantford. The pathway was poorly maintained and constructed and the Trial Judge found the...Read More
An insurer is required to defend a claim where the facts alleged in the pleadings, if proven to be true, would require the insurer to indemnify the insured for the claim. It is irrelevant whether the allegations in the pleadings can be proven in evidence. What is required is the mere possibility that a claim falls within the insurance policy. Where it is clear that the claim falls outside...Read More
Hamilton, Ontario Plaintiff personal injury lawyer, Stephen Sloan, attended the Spring 2010 Conference of the Canadian Society of Medical Examiners as a guest panelist to discuss the topic of chronic pain. Joining Steve on the panel were Ontario Superior Court Justice Salhany (ret.), Mr. George Cooke, President and CEO of Dominion of Canada Insurance Company, and Mr. Lee Samis, of Samis and...Read More