Examinations Under Oath under the SABS: When Must I Attend?
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released a decision which held that accident benefits insurers must provide reasons when requesting an examination under oath, pursuant to s. 33(2) of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”). During an examination under oath, an ins…Continue reading the post titled Examinations Under Oath under the SABS: When Must I Attend?
Ontario’s New Drug-Impaired Driving Laws
In an effort to put an end to drugged driving, as of October 2, 2016, drug-impaired drivers face penalties matching those in place for drunk drivers. Motorists stopped by police while under the influence of drugs now face a minimum $180 penalty and immediate license suspension. In additional…Continue reading the post titled Ontario’s New Drug-Impaired Driving Laws
Top Ontario Accident Benefit Cases of 2016
Anna Szczurko spoke recently at the Middlesex Law Association Personal Injury Conference. She spoke about the top accident benefit cases of 2016. You can read the paper here.Continue reading the post titled Top Ontario Accident Benefit Cases of 2016
Accident Benefits and Insurance for ATVs and Snowmobiles
ATVs and snowmobiles can be a source of endless entertainment. However, if you do not take the appropriate steps as the owner and/or operator to protect yourself, they can also be a source of liability or lead to a personal injury that leaves you with no means to pay for your recovery. This …Continue reading the post titled Accident Benefits and Insurance for ATVs and Snowmobiles
Toronto Star Publishes Revealing Story about Diamond & Diamond
On Saturday, December 3, The Toronto Star published an informative article about personal injury referral service and firm, Diamond & Diamond. Click here for full coverage.Continue reading the post titled Toronto Star Publishes Revealing Story about Diamond & Diamond
What Happens If I’m Hurt On Public Transit?
(NOTE: This blog was originally posted on the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog) Accidents involving public transportation vehicles pose unique legal challenges, often leaving injured individuals unsure of their options. It is important to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer …Continue reading the post titled What Happens If I’m Hurt On Public Transit?
Injured by an Unidentified Driver? A Case Summary of Shapiro v. Doe
Shapiro v. Doe reiterates what a plaintiff must prove when they are injured by an unidentified motorist. The plaintiff in this case stated that he was struck by an unidentified vehicle while crossing the street. He claimed insurance benefits from his father’s insurer, Economical Mutual In…Continue reading the post titled Injured by an Unidentified Driver? A Case Summary of Shapiro v. Doe
What To Do If You Are Injured In An Accident In The United States
Each year, many Ontarians are involved in car accidents while travelling outside of the province. These claims often involve complex issues, such as where a civil action should be started and questions as to which jurisdiction’s laws should apply. If you are from Ontario and are involved in …Continue reading the post titled What To Do If You Are Injured In An Accident In The United States
Discoverability in Long-Term Disability Lawsuits: A Case Comment on Usanovic v. La Capitale Life Insurance Company
The recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in Usanovic v. La Capitale Life Insurance Company clarifies the issue of discoverability in long-term disability claims. In this case, the plaintiff was injured in September 2007. The disability insurer paid benefits for a number of years…Continue reading the post titled Discoverability in Long-Term Disability Lawsuits: A Case Comment on Usanovic v. La Capitale Life Insurance Company
Video Game Data Could Provide Useful Health Information In A Lawsuit
In personal injury lawsuits, the injured party is usually required to produce documents relating to their health. Medical records from a doctor or medical practitioner are the most obvious of these, but it is becoming more common to include electronic data. Electronic data about your health …Continue reading the post titled Video Game Data Could Provide Useful Health Information In A Lawsuit