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Oct 18 2019

Proposed Changes to Auto Insurance Regime

Ontario Government is again planning to make changes to the auto insurance system. In its 2019 Budget the province announced a plan called “Putting Drivers First” which outlines the proposed changes: (a) Care, not Cash: eliminating the option for cash settlement of accident benefits claims and (b) restoring catastrophic limits to $2 million.Care not CashAs you may be aware, most auto insurers would be amenable to, and often do, actively negotiate “lump out” settlement of accident benefit entitlements. Insurers are not required to offer cash settlements, but they are permitted to so if the insured...

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Sep 01 2018

Actions for Personal Injury or Death Arising from Car Accidents – Part II

[no_button size="" style="" text="DAMAGES FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" icon_position="right" icon_color="2A25FF" icon_background_color="" icon_background_hover_color="" link="" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" border_width="" font_size="" font_style="normal" font_weight="" margin="" padding="" border_radius=""](a) THRESHOLDIn exchange for statutory accident benefits (discussed in previous posts such as this one), all claims for health care expense and pain and suffering losses (non-pecuniary losses), arising from a car accident in Ontario, are subject to what is often referred to as the “threshold”. This is established by s.267.5(3)-(5) of the Insurance Act and absolves an owner or driver of...

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Aug 20 2018

Actions for Personal Injury or Death Arising from Car Accidents – Part I

[no_button size="" style="" text="Before Commencing an Action" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" icon_position="right" icon_color="2A25FF" icon_background_color="" icon_background_hover_color="" link="" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" border_width="" font_size="" font_style="normal" font_weight="" margin="" padding="" border_radius=""]Certain requirements must be met before someone can issue claim for personal injury or death, against someone else, arising from a car accident. Among these requirements are applying for accident benefits and providing notice of intention to commence action within 120 days of the accident (“the notice”). Failure to comply with those requirements is not fatal but will be considered by the court...

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