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The Connection Between Statutory Accident Benefits and Tort

Ontario motor vehicle accident legislation is a confusing area of personal injury law for many victims of a car accident. It is important for people to understand their available options for compensation through accident benefits and tort, and how these particular options interplay with each other. Failure to appreciate this balance (or failure to seek …

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Video Games, Fortnite, and your Child’s Legal Options

When it comes to bullying, the statistics are disconcerting. Parents may be surprised to hear that while 71% of teachers say they usually intervene with bullying, only 25% of students say that teachers intervene. Over half of bullied children do not report being bullied to a teacher. Finding the truth on bullying becomes more difficult …

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The Challenges of Arguing Cannabinoid Treatment in Personal Injury Claims

In Canada, cannabis was regulated under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, SC 1996, c 19 and more specifically, given a legal exemption for medical use. On October 17, 2018, cannabis was legalized under the Cannabis Act, SC 2018, c 16. Despite its history as a potentially effective and viable medical treatment, including but not limited to …

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Accident Benefits and the Challenge of Chronic Pain

Claimants injured in a motor vehicle accident have access to benefits under their own insurance (or through another driver’s insurance policy, or the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund) to help compensate for losses such as, but not limited to, medical and rehabilitative benefits, income replacement, lost educational expenses, attendant care and damaged clothing or medical …

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Your Legal Rights if Attacked by Someone’s Dog in Ontario

As a dog owner, it pains me to have to write this article because in the process of doing so, I am also acknowledging that some animals through no fault of their own and through the neglect of their owners, may face the consequences of attacking another person or pet. That being said, a few …

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Bicycle Accidents in Ontario – What Are Your Legal Rights?

When a bicyclist gets into an accident involving a motor vehicle, it is common for them to not know that they may be entitled to the same compensation as passengers or drivers injured in a car accident. Under the laws of Ontario, there are two avenues of compensation that a bicyclist can claim: They can make an …

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The Most Important New Changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (‘SABS’) for Ontario Motor Vehicle Accidents

In Ontario, there are two avenues of compensation that victims of a car accident (including passengers and pedestrians) may claim to cover the costs of their medical bills, and other expenses: No Fault Insurance: All drivers are required to carry a legal minimum in third-party legal coverage and accident benefits coverage. Accident benefits coverage acts …

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The Personal Injury Threshold for Motor Vehicle Accidents in Ontario Canada

New changes in Ontario law may make insurance companies bolder and less likely to settle a motor vehicle accident claim on terms that a claimant may need for a full recovery. This means that it is now more important than ever to seek advice from a personal injury lawyer. Many Ontario residents are aware of …

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