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Don’t give your Car Insurance Company a Reason to deny your Accident Claim Your car insurance policy needs to reflect accurate and current information. If it does not, your insurance company may have grounds to deny your accident compensation. Mar 04, 2022
What happens when Debris from another Vehicle causes Injury or Damage Debris or tires falling off another vehicle on Ontario highways and roads often results in near-accidents or serious injury to other motorists. Passengers on an Alberta school bus narrowly escaped serious injury when logs fell off a logging truck and crashed through the windows of the bus. Dec 01, 2021
Insurer is ordered to pay cost of Claimant's Catastrophic Impairment Assessment The Ontario Tribunal ruled that the claimant’s insurer is obligated to pay the $21,513.35 for a catastrophic impairment assessment, despite the fact that the claimant already received the maximum benefits available for her injuries, based on a non-catastrophic impairment. Mar 01, 2021
Who’s at Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Collision? Ontario’s Fault Determination Rules define who’s responsible in multi-vehicle accidents. Only in very rare cases is the first vehicle driver in a rear-end collision found at fault, but learn how these rules are applied to other cars involved. Feb 04, 2021
What you should know if you’re Hit by a Careless Driver while Biking In Canada, cyclists are more than twice as likely to be seriously injured or killed than vehicle occupants. Cycling injuries often result from careless driving actions, as in a recent case where a man was found criminally negligent in causing the death of a Mississauga cyclist and injuries to two other cyclists. Find out about your rights to injury compensation if you are hit by a car while biking. Sep 01, 2018
Which Insurer should pay my Motor Vehicle Accident Claim if there is more than one Insurer? Ontario’s Insurance Act requires insurers to “pay now, fight later” in situations when an injured claimant applies for vehicle accident benefits from an insurer who may not be the ‘priority insurer’ for their claim. Jun 01, 2018
Arbitrator rules that Applicant for Accident Benefits must submit to Insurer’s request for Medical Examination An insurer withheld an applicant’s Income Replacement Benefits because the applicant refused to submit to an examination requested by the insurer. In a 2016 arbitration, the arbitrator found that the insurer gave a valid reason for the request and therefore withholding of benefits was lawful. Sep 13, 2017
Jury awards $2,309,413 to Pedestrian who sustains Traumatic Brain Injury In a recent trial, the plaintiff was awarded over $2.3 million in damages after sustaining a brain injury when he was hit by a truck. The plaintiff, truck driver and the man who pushed the plaintiff onto the road, were each found 1/3 contributorily liable. Jun 19, 2017
Disputed Claim for continuing Income Replacement Benefits A claimant commenced a claim against State Farm after their insurer stopped paying Income Replacement Benefits, and the insurer filed a motion to dismiss this claim. However, the judge decided that the plaintiff’s entitlement to Income Replacement Benefits is a genuine issue for trial. Apr 07, 2017
A Pre-existing Injury doesn’t preclude a Successful Claim for Damages A woman experienced three car accidents that successively worsened her medical condition. After being denied accident benefits for her second and third accidents on the basis that her injuries resulted from pre-existing conditions, she filed actions against the two insurers and was awarded damages in both cases. Mar 16, 2017
You may still be Impaired the Morning after an Evening of Heavy Drinking Many people drive in the morning after a night of heavy drinking in the mistaken belief that they are sober or legal to drive. In Tut v. RBC General Insurance Company, the insurer disputed an insurance claim when a young driver caused a collision while unknowingly impaired, the morning after a party involving drinking. Feb 27, 2017
Injured? Questions you may have for a Personal Injury Lawyer At Injury Lawyers of Ontario, we know you likely have many questions which you should expect to have answered in an initial consultation, after you were injured in an accident. Here are some of the most common questions our clients ask. Feb 01, 2017
Is our Vehicle Insurance System flawed? – The Adam Bari Story Adam Bari was severely injured in a serious motorcycle accident and found that his injuries, although substantial, no longer qualify as a ‘catastrophic impairment’ under new insurance rules effective June 1st. The $65,000 now available for non-catastrophic injuries under statutory accident benefits are woefully inadequate to pay for Mr. Bari’s losses and thus, place huge financial stress on his family. Jan 25, 2017
Dangerous Road Conditions to blame for numerous Multi-Car Collisions on Hwy 401 Numerous multi-vehicle collisions on Highway 401 on Saturday January 7th were caused by severe winter weather including whiteouts and slippery road conditions, but fortunately, no one was seriously injured. Jan 12, 2017
Making an Injury Claim for Single Car Accident Compensation If you were injured in a single car collision, there may be several options available to you for obtaining injury compensation, both as a vehicle driver and passenger. Jan 04, 2017
What type of Injury Benefits can I claim under my Vehicle Insurance? Cyclists, pedestrians, drivers and passengers who are injured in any motor vehicle accident are eligible to claim various benefits under their vehicle insurance depending on the severity of their injury. Nov 26, 2016
Ontario Court decides that an Illegal Immigrant not entitled to claim Damages from MVACF In a 2016 trial, the Ontario Court of Appeal decided that a man who had been living illegally in Toronto for about a decade was not entitled to receive compensation from public funds for injuries sustained in a pedestrian hit-and-run accident. Nov 19, 2016
The Brain Project Exhibit comes to Yorkdale Mall "The Brain Project" is exhibiting brain art at Yorkdale Mall in the coming week, with the objective of raising awareness and research funding for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Dementia or age-related brain disease affects 750,000 Canadians, and about one million more are living with acquired brain injury due to accidents. Oct 24, 2016
Assessing Pediatric Catastrophic Impairment under Ontario's Statutory Accident Benefits When a child's injuries include brain trauma or muscular-skeletal impairment they may qualify for a higher level of benefits by being classified as having a "Pediatric Catastrophic Impairment" under Ontario's statutory accident benefits (SABS). Oct 05, 2016
Personal Injury Lawyers and Medical Practitioners working together Increasingly complex insurance regulations and legal proceedings require higher standards of knowledge and a closer relationship between personal injury lawyers and rehabilitation practitioners. Aug 01, 2016
Uninsured and Under-insured Motorist Coverage Under-insured motorist coverage is statutorily available to cover Ontario residents who were involved in an accident caused by an identified or hit-and-run driver. Under-insured motorist coverage can be purchased on your policy to protect you when your claim exceeds the coverage for an at fault driver. Jul 30, 2016
Does your Auto Insurance offer adequate Protection? As an Ontario driver or vehicle owner, this is a good time to review your insurance coverage to determine whether you have adequate protection against injury and damage, particularly in lieu of recent changes to Ontario automobile accident insurance. Jul 06, 2016
Changes to Statutory Accident Benefits effective June 1st 2016 Effective on June 1st, 2016, there will be changes to the maximum statutory accident benefits allowable for injured accident victims in Ontario Jun 01, 2016
Changes to the Process for Resolving Accident Benefit Claim Disputes Effective April 1, 2016, the process available to claimants whose accident claim is disputed by their insurer is changing in Ontario. Apr 27, 2016
Uninsured Drivers cost Ontario Millions Ontario insured drivers and car owners pay the cost of uninsured drivers, and can make claims against their own insurance policy when hit by an uninsured driver. Apr 18, 2016
Resolving an Insurance Claim Dispute In Tut vs. RBC General Insurance Company, the courts ruled that RBC could not deny coverage to the plaintiff despite the fact that the accident involved a family member who was a novice driver with a concentration of alcohol in his system. Apr 01, 2016
Calculating Future Care Costs in Personal Injury Claims Accident victims who suffer disabling injuries in an accident caused by a negligent party can claim damages for the projected cost of their future care. Persons with catastrophic injuries generally required more substantial care and the amount of damages to which they are entitled is on par with the magnitude of their injuries and needs Feb 10, 2016
Deadlines for Filing an Injury Claim Individuals who sustained injuries in any type of accident need to be aware of the time limits for commencing a claim for compensation as defined in the Limitations Act. There are also time restrictions for notifying your car insurance company if you want to make a claim for accident benefits arising from a car accident. Feb 01, 2016
Soft Tissue Injuries often result from Automobile Accidents Soft tissue injuries often result from a car accident and often cause long-term pain. Accident victims should seek medical treatment as soon as the symptoms of soft-tissue injury present themselves. Jan 26, 2016
Uninsured Motorist Coverage exists to Protect Injured Accident Victims in Ontario All Ontario car insurance policies include coverage for damages resulting from a motor vehicle accident caused by an uninsured driver or a hit-and-run driver. In the case where no one involved in a car accident has insurance coverage, the Ontario ‘Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund’ provides coverage for damages, as a last resort. Jan 22, 2016
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  • Bodily Injuries - Accident victims may suffer a wide variety of physical and mental injuries that result in diminished mobility and pain.
  • CPP Disability Claims - Injured or disabled individuals who have paid into CPP are eligible to receive benefits.
  • Car Accidents - Car and truck accidents are the leading cause of personal injury in Ontario.
  • Cycling Accidents - Many Ontario communities offer very little infrastructure to keep cyclists safe and separate from other road users. This circumstance coupled with inattentive or reckless motorists too often results i
  • Distracted Driving Accidents - Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents and personal injury.
  • Dog Bites - Dog bites and attacks in Ontario generally result from irresponsible owner actions. Under the Dog Owners' Liability Act, dog owners can be held responsible for bites to other people or their pets.
  • Impaired Driving Accidents - Car accidents caused by an impaired driver.
  • Injury Compensation - Personal injury compensation may include damages for financial losses, loss of enjoyment in life, and punitive damages.
  • Long term Disability Benefits - Individuals who are unable to work due to injuries or illness may be entitled to claim long-term disability benefits.
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Benefits - Accident victims are eligible to make a claim for motor vehicle accident benefits under their vehicle insurance policy.
  • Motorcycle Accidents - Motorcycle riders are particularly vulnerable to serious injury in the event of a motorcycle collision. When an accident is caused by a careless car or truck driver, an injured motorcyclist is eligib
  • Municipal Liability - Municipalities may be liable for injuries if an unsafe condition on a municipal property or caused by a municipal service/employee resulted in injury to the public.
  • Pedestrian Accidents - Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injury or death, and in many cases, are caused by motorists who are speeding or fail to monitor for pedestrians.
  • Premises Liability - Under Ontario's Occupiers' Liability Act, an owner, tenant or someone responsible for the activities on a property, may be liable if someone is injured on an unsafe condition on the property.
  • Recreational Accidents - Recreational accidents includes accidents resulting in injury while participating in organized sports, ATV and snowmobiling, water-related activities, and other recreational venues
  • Slip Trip and Fall Accidents - A slip and fall or trip and fall accident may result in serious injuries. If these injuries were caused by an unsafe condition on a premises, the property owner may be held liable for damages.
  • Spinal Cord Injury - Damage to the spinal cord causes spinal cord injury and the effects are generally reduced mobility and sensory functions, often with a devastating impact on the injured person's life.
  • Traumatic brain Injury - When a violent blow to the head causes a traumatic brain injury, there may be tissue damage, bleeding, bruising and other damage that can cause long-term effects or fatal injury.

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