Darcy Merkur appears on Global News to discuss accident insurance reform in Ontario

Global News | by Catherine McDonald, quoting Darcy Merkur | July 5, 2019

 On July 5, 2019, Thomson Rogers’ trauma lawyer Darcy Merkur was interviewed by Global News reporter, Catherine McDonald, on a case involving a couple, Bella De Bartolo and Ben Schenk, whose car was struck by a flying tire from a southbound SUV.  Ben Schenk suffered a traumatic brain injury. Darcy, who does not represent … Continued

“Reasons” for an Examination Under Oath

Aviva Insurance Company of Canada v. McKeown

team working together If requested by an accident benefits insurer, a person injured in a car accident “shall” submit to an examination under oath.  These examinations can take hours and cover all aspects of the accident, nature of the injuries, the types of benefits claimed, etc.  If a request for an examination under oath is made, the insurer … Continued

Licence Appeal Tribunal Case Law and Growing Pains

Posted June 14, 2017

judge and gavel The Licence Appeal Tribunal (“LAT”) began hearing accident benefits disputes on June 1, 2016. Since June 1, 2016, there have been approximately 100 decisions rendered by LAT adjudicators. In this article, I review a few of the important cases to date and the principles emerging from them. The overriding theme from the claims decided to … Continued

Enough For The Journey Ahead?

The Lawyers Weekly - Recovery Personal Injury Magazine | by Kim Arnott, Wendy Moore Mandel quoted | November 2016

The Lawyers Weekly Recovery Personal Injury Magazine Vol. 3, No. 2 2016 Latest revisions to auto insurance system in Ontario seen as meaning less for more people who are injured. Few people expect to walk away from a car crash unscathed. But when it comes to the most severe financial and medical impacts, most assume their automobile insurance will cushion the blows. For Ontario drivers, that protection is … Continued