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…Continue reading the post titled Ministry of Finance seeks to prevent insurers from improperly including HST in accident benefit limits
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…Continue reading the post titled Michigan Car Crashes and Available Insurance Benefits
Liability Waivers: Are they Enforceable?
Nearly every recreational activity offered today requires the participant to sign a waiver of liability. Skiing, spin classes, kid’s field trips- waivers have become so common place that people don’t think twice about signing them. But what effect do these waivers really have? If you or you…Continue reading the post titled Liability Waivers: Are they Enforceable?
Sidewalks: Do you have to shovel them?
Most homeowners are aware that they do not own the sidewalk that surrounds their property – the municipality does. But as winter sets in and snow starts to fall, what does this mean for you? Generally speaking, homeowners are not legally responsible for the maintenance of sidewalks surroundi…Continue reading the post titled Sidewalks: Do you have to shovel them?
How Personal Injury Lawyers Are Paid
People are sometimes reluctant to seek legal advice after being injured. They believe they cannot afford legal fees and expenses, particularly if their injuries have caused them to be off work. Contingency Fees In most cases, however, an injured person who files a lawsuit against a negligent…Continue reading the post titled How Personal Injury Lawyers Are Paid
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…Continue reading the post titled The Interaction Between Accident Benefits and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
School’s Out: Play it Safe in Summer
The Solstice was last week, Summer is here!!! That also means that School ends, and Summer Activities begin. Now, our pools, parks, patios and more are open and ready for enjoyment and gatherings. The increase of outdoor activities means more fun to be had, but also should mean a heightened …Continue reading the post titled School’s Out: Play it Safe in Summer
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…Continue reading the post titled New Hope for Brain Injuries: Pituitary Gland Testing
Video Testimonial – Motor Vehicle Accident
Following a motor vehicle accident, our client suffered various injuries that hindered her ability to work. When the insurance company denied her claim, she met Chris Collins. Chris provided the legal help she needed to continue to heal properly. Now, our client recommends Siskinds and Chris…Continue reading the post titled Video Testimonial – Motor Vehicle Accident
Will My Family and Friends be Affected if I Sue?
Introduction Personal injury plaintiffs are often concerned about the implications that starting a lawsuit will have on their loved ones. This concern should never prevent an injured party from pursuing their claim. Outlined below are the different roles friends and family members may play i…Continue reading the post titled Will My Family and Friends be Affected if I Sue?