Guest Column: Paying what’s fair

Toronto Sun | by Darcy Merkur | December 16, 2017

Toronto Sun thumbnail A controversial arbitration decision has encouraged various automobile insurers throughout Ontario to deny necessary care and supervision services to the most seriously injured motorists. And the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), mandated to “protect the public interest and enhance public confidence in the sectors it regulates”, such as the automobile insurance industry, is doing … Continued

ABR Updater: America The Beautiful – Auto Insurance for Ontarians

ABR Updater | Issue 39 | by Carr Hatch | August 2017

ABR Updater, Issue 39 by Carr Hatch, personal injury lawyer Instead of staying put all year in the great white north I, like many Ontarians, regularly visit the beautiful American cities of Buffalo and Detroit. Though most Ontarians sail through these border towns and are pleased when they see them in their rear view mirrors, en route to friendlier, sunnier, and greener destinations, New York State and Michigan are … 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

Risks Not Resolved by Ridesharing Insurance

Law Times | by Judy Van Rhijn, Stephen Birman quoted | October 17, 2016

Uber Ride-sharing thumbnail The superintendent of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario has approved an auto insurance policy that covers all Uber drivers, passengers and vehicle owners in Ontario from the moment the Uber app is turned on to the moment passengers exit the vehicle. This addresses one of the public’s biggest concerns with the ride-booking service, namely that … Continued

Your Uber Ride is now covered by insurance

ABR Updater |Issue 32 | by Stephen Birman | August 2016

ABR Updater Issue 32 | August 2016 Thumbnail Up until recently, the entire Uber universe in Ontario (its various products include UberX, UberXL, Uber Select, UberHop and UberPool) has operated largely unregulated. However, recent developments will offer some assurance to Uber drivers, passengers and the public when it comes to insurance coverage in Ontario. On July 7, 2016, the Financial Services Commission of … Continued