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Personal Injury & Motor Vehicle Claims

What are Non-Earner Benefits?

Written by on October 19, 2017.

Part of your contract with your own auto insurance company includes the potential payment of Non-Earner Benefits. Non-earner benefits are accident benefits that are available to insured drivers in Ontario. Details of these benefits are found in Part II of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) of the Insurance Act. Non-Earner Benefits are intended to compensate you if you suffer a complete inability to carry on a normal life. They pay $185 per week after an appropriate waiting period. ...

What is an “Accident”: A Case Summary on Dittmann v. Aviva

Written by and on October 12, 2017.

The recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision of Dittmann v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada[1] provides an interpretation of what qualifies as an “accident” pursuant to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”). Subsection 3(1) of the SABS defines “accident” as “an incident in which the use or operation of an automobile directly causes an impairment or directly causes damage to any prescription eyewear, denture, hearing aid, prosthesis or other medical or dent...

Video Testimonial – Post-Surgery Recovery

Written by on October 10, 2017.

Our client's surgeon expected our client to return to work within a few weeks of surgery. However, it soon became clear that our client did not feel physically nor emotionally capable of returning to her regular activities as quickly as expected. Personal injury lawyer, Rasha El-Tawil, ensured that our client had the care and financial support required to get properly rehabilitated. Our client tells her story here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8Ye3SsoJ3I&t=5s

Video Testimonial – Motor Vehicle Accident

Written by on October 02, 2017.

A driver made a hasty turn and it changed our client's life instantly as the vehicle and our client's scooter collided. Following a recommendation from the brain injury clinic, our client connected with personal injury lawyer, Louis DelSignore. Louis and his team secured a positive outcome for our client, making a significant impact on his life. He tells his story here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o2CewGkECI&t=2s

Video Testimonial – Motor Vehicle Accident

Written by on September 25, 2017.

After being rear-ended, our client tended to her daughter's injuries before becoming concerned about her own. She soon realized that the back and neck pain she suffered had changed her life in more ways than she could have imagined. Emily Foreman and her team worked alongside our client and secured the support she needed. Our client tells her story here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YubA-eiqug&t=3s

Video Testimonial – Slip & Fall

Written by on September 20, 2017.

An icy patch on a walkway was reported to the condo core, but the walkway was not properly maintained. As a result of this oversight, our client suffered a slip and fall and sustained injuries that required legal support. Anna Szczurko and her team worked closely with our client to provide the results he wanted. He tells his story in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHUKrNNCleg

Video Testimonial – Motorcycle Accident

Written by on September 12, 2017.

Following a motorcycle accident that was caused due to a provincial road in need of repair, our client knew immediately that she needed legal support. After a long and complex journey with Jim Virtue and his team, this client received the outcome that was long awaited. She tells her story in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUxb9LgRE0Y

Contributory Negligence

Written by and on August 14, 2017.

Some clients come to us believing that they won’t succeed in a claim for damages because they were at fault, or partially at fault for the accident which caused their injuries. What these clients often don’t know is that the law doesn’t view who is at fault as a black and white issue. Courts can, and often do, split liability between two or more parties, including the injured parties. When a plaintiff is found to have some fault in the accident that caused their own injuries, it is call...

Changes for Personal Injury Plaintiffs Receiving ODSP Benefits

Written by and on August 08, 2017.

As of August 1, 2017, the amount of money personal injury plaintiffs who are receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (“ODSP”) benefits are eligible to receive as compensation for pain and suffering, for out-of-pocket expenses and future care costs, and for Family Law Act claims is no longer capped at $100,000. ODSP is a government program which provides income support and additional benefits such as prescription drug and dental care to disabled adults. Reg. 222/98 (the “Regulati...

Medical Negligence – What can a medical negligence action accomplish?

Written by on August 04, 2017.

Many individuals who have suffered an adverse event within the health care system may consider pursuing a medical negligence action. For information and a discussion on what constitutes a medical negligence action, please refer to our previous article, which can be accessed here. Within this article, the purpose of a medical negligence action will be discussed. When contemplating commencing a medical negligence action, individuals and their families may wonder: What can be accomplished in a...