Yonge St. Van Attack Lawsuits Face Hurdles with Insurance Claims

The Star | by Alyshah Hasham, quoting Darcy Merkur | December 3, 2018

Star.com thumbnail If a drunk driver veered onto a sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 16, his auto insurance policy would typically pay damages awarded to the injured parties in a lawsuit. But if the driver was found to have driven into the pedestrians intentionally — as Alek Minassian is alleged to have done with a rented van in … Continued

The Case for Winter Tires

car with winter tires Nearly one-quarter of Canadian motorists do not use winter tires and continue to use the all-season tires that came with their vehicle throughout the year. As lawyers who specialize in helping people recover from the aftermath of catastrophic collisions, we wish all drivers would understand the life-saving benefits of winter tires. Why Do Some Canadian … Continued

Preparing to Give Evidence at Trial

Presented by Robert Ben at the Toronto ABI Network Conference | November 15, 2018

giving evidence at trial A civil trial for damages arising out of personal injury is nothing more than an examination of evidence, before a judge or jury, in order to decide the existence, cause, responsibility for, and losses flowing from, the injury. A trial is a test taken by the plaintiff (who bears the burden of proof) and each … Continued

To Lend or Not To Lend Your Car

Accident Benefit Reporter | Volume 20, Issue 2 | Fall 2018

How often have you lent your car to a family member, friend or colleague without giving it a second thought? Perhaps it’s time you did. Recently, I was consulted by “Lisa”; a very distraught woman who had lent her car to her daughter, Susan, so she could take her friends to the movies. Unfortunately, what … Continued

“Reasonable and Necessary”: A Refresher

Accident Benefit Reporter | Volume 20, Issue 2 | Fall 2018

doctor giving patient treatment plan If you are a health care professional who works with injured motor vehicle accident victims under Ontario’s statutory accident benefits system, you will no doubt have experienced an insurer’s denial of funding for a proposed treatment plan. Learn what “reasonable and necessary” treatment can mean for medical and rehabilitation benefits. See other articles by Robert … Continued