Notice periods for personal injury claims in Ontario
When you are injured, your immediate focus should be on your health and recovery. However, when you have sustained an injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing in Ontario, there is often a requirement to provide notice of your injury to the negligent party within a certain period…View the post titled Notice periods for personal injury claims in Ontario
What is the Income Replacement Benefit under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule?
A person’s contract with their own auto insurance company includes the potential payment of Income Replacement Benefits. This benefit is mandatory to all Ontario automobile insurance policies and it is defined under section 4 of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS). The Income Rep…View the post titled What is the Income Replacement Benefit under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule?
Understanding personal injury law: Beyond car accidents
When we think about personal injury law, the immediate association often leans toward car accidents. This connection is not unfounded – a significant portion of personal injury cases indeed stems from motor vehicle collisions. However, personal injury law encompasses many other types of clai…View the post titled Understanding personal injury law: Beyond car accidents
What qualifies as an “accident” under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule?
Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS) provides financial support to individuals involved in accidents that are covered under a car insurance policy. It is essential to have a clear understanding of what constitutes an accident in order to determine one’s eligibility for these benefits. What exa…View the post titled What qualifies as an “accident” under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule?
Legal costs in Ontario: How they’re awarded and what it means for litigants
When our clients become involved in litigation, one of the first questions they often ask us is, “Can I claim my legal expenses?” While every claim is different, typically costs follow the event in Ontario. This means that, at the conclusion of trial, the successful party can expect the judg…View the post titled Legal costs in Ontario: How they’re awarded and what it means for litigants
Is there a limitation period on sexual assault claims in Ontario?
Governed by the Limitations Act, 2002 (“Limitations Act”) in Ontario, a limitation period is the time within which one party must commence an action against another. The standard limitation period is two years from the date of the loss or the date the loss was discovered. Failure to commence…View the post titled Is there a limitation period on sexual assault claims in Ontario?
How to prepare for your examination for discovery: A guide for personal injury plaintiffs
Facing a civil lawsuit can be daunting, especially when it comes to the examination for discovery. If you are a plaintiff involved in a personal injury lawsuit in Ontario, these tips can help you understand the purpose of the examination for discovery and how to prepare for it. What is the e…View the post titled How to prepare for your examination for discovery: A guide for personal injury plaintiffs
Podcast highlight: St. Joseph’s Health Care on supporting someone after sexual assault
St. Joseph’s Health Care has released their latest DocTalks Podcast episode featuring Dr. Susan McNair, family physician and medical director of the Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre at St. Joseph’s Health Care London. In this episode, Dr. McNair and DocTal…View the post titled Podcast highlight: St. Joseph’s Health Care on supporting someone after sexual assault
Hit-and-run accidents in Ontario: Your insurance rights and protections explained
On the ever-busy roads of Ontario, car accidents are an unfortunate reality. One particularly tricky situation involves an accident with an unidentified driver, commonly known as a “hit and run.” What happens if you’re the victim of such an incident? What coverages are avai…View the post titled Hit-and-run accidents in Ontario: Your insurance rights and protections explained
Understanding your Statutory Accident Benefits so you are fairly compensated
If you’re injured in a car accident, your insurer will place you into one of three Statutory Accident Benefit categories, based on the severity of your injury. The category you’re placed in determines the amount of money you can receive from medical/rehabilitative benefits. Your category als…View the post titled Understanding your Statutory Accident Benefits so you are fairly compensated
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