Then and Now: Recent Changes in Automobile Insurance Legislation in Ontario

Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule Workshop | March 4, 2016

Posted March 10, 2016
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Google+ Share By Email

On March 4, 2016, personal injury lawyers Stephen Birman and Robert Ben presented at the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule Workshop. The workshop was designed specifically for Speech-Language Pathologists working in the Acquired Brain Injury and Auto Insurance sector.

Stephen and Robert’s presentation on the Major Changes to Ontario Automobile Legislation focused on the following:

  • Major reductions to statutory accident benefits (for accidents on or after June 1, 2016)
  • Narrowing of the definition of Catastrophic Impairment (for accidents on or after June 1, 2016)
  • An increase to the Tort Deductible (as of August 1, 2015)
  • The tort pre-judgment interest rate reduction (Effective January 1, 2015)
  • Further “incurred” definition change (effective February 1, 2014)
  • The License Appeal Tribunal (to replace FSCO and eliminate the right to sue in accident benefits disputes-expected to begin accepting application at some point in 2016)
  • Proposed overhaul and expansion of Minor Injury Guideline (MIG)
  • Recommendations for handling protected accounts

For more information, please contact Stephen Birman or Robert Ben.

 

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Google+ Share By Email