Crash victims slam auto insurance rule changes

Posted May 8, 2015


Sloan Mandel, a partner at Thomson, Rogers, along with members of the Personal Injury Alliance (PIA Law), sisters Shannon and Erica Deering and other accident victims were at Queen’s Park yesterday protesting against Insurance rule changes. Specifically, the government’s proposal to slash the maximum amount a person can claim for a catastrophic injury from $2 million to $1 million. View original post on torontosun.com

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Related Articles on Ontario Auto Insurance:

Bad News for Crash Victims
Toronto Sun
(written by Alan Shanoff, quoting Darcy Merkur)
May 30, 2015

Last month’s Ontario budget continued the erosion of accident benefits for victims in motor vehicle accidents.

The reductions are most significant for those suffering from catastrophic injuries.

Since 1996, these victims were entitled to reasonable and necessary medical and rehabilitation services up to $1 million, in addition to up to $1 million in attendant care benefits.

That combined coverage of $2 million will now be cut by 50% to a combined $1 million.


Lower auto insurance premiums could hurt more than they help, lawyer says
CTV News – May 12, 2015

According to the Personal Injury Alliance (PIA Law), the changes outlined in the provincial budget would shift the financial burden of accident-relate health-care costs from insurance companies to the taxpayers.

Sloan Mandel calls it a “double whammy” to those who are catastrophically impaired.


Ontario auto insurance changes slash benefits to seriously injured, critics say
CBC News: May 7, 2015

A coalition made up of the Personal Injury Alliance, the Brain Injury Society of Toronto, the Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and individual victims held a press conference at Queen’s Park Thursday afternoon to appeal for a stop to auto insurance changes.


Personal Injury Law: Insurance changes a catastrophic ambush
by Darcy Merkur
LawTimesNews.com: May 4, 2015

As part of the provincial budget announced on April 23, the Ontario government has decided to first throw seriously injured accident victims off the bus and then deprive them of the ability to make a good recovery. The announcement comes as a total blindside to interested stakeholders.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Write and email your local MPP, Charles Sousa and Premier Kathleen Wynne with your opposition to these changes. Engage your respective communities to stand up against this. Groups and associations that advocate for the righst of children, seniors, the disabled, brain injured, spinal cord, and other impacted groups must be engaged as well.

Click HERE to find your local MPP

Attend the Rally for Accident Victims at Queen’s Park on June 3rd, 2015 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

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