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Published on: 21 May 2020 By

Some insurers offer stay-at-home drivers relief, but is it fair?

Anna Szczurko, personal injury lawyer at Siskinds LLP, comments on the relief measures being offered by some auto insurance companies in response to the pandemic. Read the full article in the London Free Press: Covid-19: Some insurers offer stay-at-home drivers relief, but is it fair?

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Published on: 12 May 2020 By

Innovating in London: The virtual ER at the Children’s Hospital

With the pandemic landscape shifting on a daily basis, we are all weighing our personal comfort in accessing medical support while weighing risks of what is, or is not, essential. Access to treatment, be it physiotherapy, occupational therapy or ongoing counselling is all weighed with the ri…

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Published on: 7 May 2020 By

Examination for discovery to proceed via video-conference

The legal landscape is changing: an examination for discovery has been ordered to proceed by way of video-conferencing in Arconti v. Smith 2020 ONSC 2782. One important procedural step in a legal proceeding, is examinations for discovery. It allows the parties to obtain important facts and e…

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Published on: 21 Apr 2020 By

Statutory deductibles and thresholds: A legislated barrier to full reimbursement

Did you know that if you have been hurt in a motor vehicle collision seriously enough to receive an award for pain and suffering, it may be reduced by $39,556.53? This amount is known as the statutory deductible and, worse yet, it is tied to inflation and increases each year. If you are inju…

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Published on: 15 Apr 2020 By

Guide to automobile accident benefit forms

Statutory Accident Benefits (“accident benefits”) are available to those who are injured as a result of the “use or operation of a motor vehicle”. This includes passengers, drivers, cyclists, or those who are injured by motor vehicles as pedestrians. Accident benefits are available regardles…

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Published on: 31 Mar 2020 By

Update for litigators: limitation periods and procedural deadlines in Ontario suspended due to COVID-19 emergency

While the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic unfold, litigators and litigants alike can breath a small sigh of relief in light of the recent Order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act on March 17, 2020. The Order suspends for …

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