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On March 26, 2013, a decision was rendered by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario in the case of Lenworth Scarlett and Belair Insurance Company Inc.
The applicant, Lenworth Scarlett, suffered soft tissue injuries, psychological injury and a TMJ injury arising from a motor vehicle accident which occurred on September 18, 2010.
Seriously injured accident benefit claimants in Ontario no longer are required to dispute a “catastrophic impairment” denial within two years from the date of the denial, according to a recent arbitration decision, Toronto plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer Darcy Merkur writes in Lawyers Weekly. Read Lawyers Weekly
Following a lengthy trial against the County of Brant, Thomson, Rogers personal injury lawyers David F. MacDonald, Michael L. Bennett and Robert M. Ben obtained a multi-million dollar judgment for a client who suffered a serious brain injury after the car he was driving during winter conditions left a rural road on a sharp curve. The trial judge held the County liable for its failure to post the appropriate sharp curve/reduced speed warning sign.
Mrs. R. was hurt in a car accident on July 17, 2005. She only placed State Farm on notice of her claim on December 17, 2007, following an episode of severe back pain. The notice was received by State Farm well outside the requirements of section 31 of the SABS which obliges an insured to give notice of any claim within 7 days following the collision or as soon as practicable.
The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently released a decision in Van Bastelaar v. Bentley that affects the insurance coverage available to injured accident victims in circumstances where there are multiple injured claimants suing the same at-fault driver. When situations as these arise, all injured claimants have to share the at-fault driver's policy limits pro rate (i.e. in proportion to the value of their respective claims).
We are pleased to announce the launch of the online Trauma Resource Directory. It can be found at www.traumaresourcedirectory.com.
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