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?Continue reading the post titled Some insurers offer stay-at-home drivers relief, but is it fair?
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…Continue reading the post titled Innovating in London: The virtual ER at the Children’s Hospital
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…Continue reading the post titled Examination for discovery to proceed via video-conference
No child should be left behind
In years gone by, the wisdom even among medical professionals was that children recover well from brain injuries. That was disproven long ago, but still seems to lurk in some corners. Some children may recover well, but many seem to bounce back quickly, and then as time goes on, they may not…Continue reading the post titled No child should be left behind
Lawsuits and claims for accident benefits
As an Ontario driver, if you are injured in a car crash, your auto insurance company should provide medical, rehabilitation, and lost wage benefits. If the car crash was not your fault, you could also sue the at-fault driver for compensation. In Ontario, a lawsuit and a claim for benefits ar…Continue reading the post titled Lawsuits and claims for accident benefits
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…Continue reading the post titled Statutory deductibles and thresholds: A legislated barrier to full reimbursement
What is my personal injury case worth?
If you have been injured by the negligence of another, you may be wondering about the value of your case. This is particularly so if your injuries are preventing you from working or involve extraordinary medical expenses. Indeed, near the beginning of a relationship with a new client, I am o…Continue reading the post titled What is my personal injury case worth?
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…Continue reading the post titled Guide to automobile accident benefit forms
How will COVID-19 affect my personal injury claim?
The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Law firms have been deemed an essential business, and we continue to operate. In this new, rapidly changing climate, Siskinds’ personal injury team is taking every available measure …Continue reading the post titled How will COVID-19 affect my personal injury claim?
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 …Continue reading the post titled Update for litigators: limitation periods and procedural deadlines in Ontario suspended due to COVID-19 emergency