High Speeds Equal Less SABS

High Speeds Equal Less SABS Recently, we saw another example of how incidents of stunt driving and street racing have been on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic started. On May 9, 2020, Ontario Provincial Police caught a driver travelling 308 km/h on the QEW Highway. Not only does this behaviour attract the risk of significant fines, vehicle impoundment, incarceration … 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

Lawyers say expert bias still significant problem

Law Times | by Alex Robinson, quoting Wendy Moore Mandel | December 4, 2017

Law Times logo In the December 4, 2017, issue of Law Times, Lawyers say expert bias still significant problem, Thomson Rogers’ Wendy Moore Mandel weighs in on the issue of professionally paid experts in insurance dispute cases. Wendy says: A cap of $2,000 plus HST for assessments in Statutory Accident Benefits cases has put pressure on experts to … Continued

Mandamin v. Pafco: You cannot SOLELY dispute a CAT denial at the LAT

Posted August 29, 2017

Deanna Gilbert In the decision of Mandamin v. Pafco Insurance Company, released on July 31, 2017, an Arbitrator at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”) held that the Licence Appeal Tribunal (“LAT”) does not have the jurisdiction under s. 280(1) of the Insurance Act to hear an Arbitration that solely involves a dispute over whether or … Continued

Pedestrian Car Accident Claims – To Settle or Not To Settle

Posted July 13, 2017

Stacey Stevens, best personal injury lawyer Toronto Pedestrians involved in a car accident should be cautious when settling their claim. In particular, settlement of a catastrophic Statutory Accident Benefits(SABS) claim prior to the negligence trial can be risky.  The recently released decision in Cadieux v. Saywell, 2016 ONSC 7604 (CanLII) is a perfect example of why this may not always be advisable where … Continued