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An average of six pedestrians are struck by cars each day in Toronto

Toronto has become an increasingly dangerous city for pedestrians. Far too often do we see inattentive drivers blowing through traffic signals, speeding drivers zipping down residential streets, and aggressive drivers racing to get ahead on our major roadways. Toronto Life references a hit-and-run that killed a 54-year-old contractor in 2018. The man waited for the...

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Tribunal Confirms that "Boilerplate" Reasons for Insurer's Examinations Not Sufficient

A recent decision by the Licence Appeal Tribunal confirms that "boilerplate" reasons for an insurer's examination are not sufficient notice of an examination under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. Our client had applied for catastrophic impairment determination, which was denied by Aviva Insurance. Aviva scheduled insurer's examinations, one of which was an otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose...

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Injury at Private Motocross Competition an "Accident": LAT

The Licence Appeal Tribunal has determined that an injury at a privately-organized motocross competition is an "accident" and that the injured party is, therefore, entitled to accident benefits from his insurer. In the Reconsideration Decision Michael Beaudin v. Travelers insurance Company of Canada [17-006174/AABS], Associate Chair Jonathan Batty agreed with Michael Beaudin, who was rendered...

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Car Accidents and Insurance

Summer road trips can be fun, exciting, and create amazing memories for family and friends. However, getting into a car accident on a vacation can ruin those memories for everyone involved. Some injuries, like bumps and scraps, can be treated with minimal damage to your physical health. More severe injuries, such a concussions or spinal...

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Dog Bites: Who Is Responsible?

A recent article published by CBC.ca describes a family in Winnipeg whose five-year-old daughter was attacked by two dogs belonging to a neighbour. While that situation is governed by the laws of Manitoba, it illustrates that a dog bite can occur in even the simplest of circumstances. In Ontario, the Dog Owners' Liability Act says...

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MIG is Unconstitutional: FSCO

A recent arbitration decision by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has ruled that the Minor Injury Guidelines within the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) are unconstitutional. In the decision, Abyan and Sovereign General [FSCO A16-002657], Arbitrator Benjamin Drory was asked to consider whether Sections 3 and 18 of the SABS unjustifiably infringe upon...

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Neuropsychological Assessments and the $2,000 AB Cap

In September of 2010, the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) were amended with respect to Costs of Examinations.  A cap of $2,000.00 was placed on each assessment completed, either for the insured or the insurer. This cap has proven difficult for some more complex assessments, including neuropsychological assessments.  In order to obtain a reliable assessment...

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