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Published on: 22 Aug 2019 By

OTLA Blog: Car Seat Safety Information that Every Parent should Know

Car collisions are the leading cause of death of children in Canada*. The correct use of car seats and booster seats can prevent or lessen these tragic outcomes by ensuring the safety of the most precious little ones in our lives. Anna Stoll lists additional ways to keep your child safe in h…

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Published on: 19 Aug 2019 By ,

Ontario Government Moving Towards Further Auto Insurance Reforms

On April 11, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Government released the “Putting Drivers First” blueprint, which proposes a series of reforms to the auto insurance system in Ontario. While many details of the plan have yet to be released by the Government, some of the proposed changes include: All…

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Published on: 8 Aug 2019 By

Ministry of Finance seeks to prevent insurers from improperly including HST in accident benefit limits

On March 13, 2019, the Ministry of Finance proposed changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”) under the Insurance Act to clarify that Harmonized Sales Tax (“HST”) is required to be paid by insurers in addition to the maximum accident benefit amounts limits. In Ontario, con…

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Published on: 5 Jul 2019 By

Michigan Car Crashes and Available Insurance Benefits

After a car crash, your Ontario auto insurance should pay for medical care expenses, rehabilitation, attendant care, and lost wages, amongst other things. These benefits are available regardless of who caused the crash, and are available to you if your accident happened anywhere in Canada or…

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Published on: 19 Nov 2018 By

The Interaction Between Accident Benefits and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

Car crashes often cause serious injuries, which can be long term and require substantial treatment. Some accident victims unfortunately become disabled as a result of their injuries. In addition to what might be available through private benefits or through an automobile insurance policy, an…

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Published on: 9 Apr 2018 By

New Hope for Brain Injuries: Pituitary Gland Testing

At a medical conference I attended a few years ago, I recall one of the guest speakers said the only cure for a brain injury is avoidance.  He of course was referring to the school of thought that for the most part, neurons don’t recover after a brain injury.  While that may be open to debat…

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