Motor Vehicle Accidents

The Connection Between SABS 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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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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Bicycle Accidents in Ontario

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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New Changes to Accident Benefits 2016

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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Threshold for Motor Vehicle Accidents

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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