CASES HIGHLIGHT NEED TO BREAK DOWN STATUTORY ACCIDENT BENEFITS

    Two recent decisions by the Ontario Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario provide a sobering reminder of the necessity of providing clear and unequivocal breakdowns of the amounts received for Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS), including any lump sum settlements. A similar clear set of jury questions which separates each head of damage … Continued

    How Statutory Accident Benefits Can Affect Your Car Accident Case

      Two recent decisions by the Ontario Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario provide a sobering reminder of the necessity of providing clear and unequivocal breakdowns of the amounts received for Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS), including any lump sum settlements. A similar clear set of jury questions which separates each head of damage … Continued

      There Have Been Major Changes To The Accident Benefits In Ontario

        As of June 1, 2016, there were significant changes made to the motor vehicle accident benefits in Ontario. The change in the definition of catastrophic impairment is important to note as it will drastically reduce the number of injuries that qualify a person as catastrophically impaired following an injury. One of the biggest reasons for … Continued

        Surviving the June 1st 2016 Changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits

          Learn to work with the upcoming changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits.  Community Solutions, in collaboration with Thomson Rogers, presents a morning of challenging discussion, followed by a luncheon with colleagues to network and discuss the SABS. The morning conference will cover: The upcoming changes to the SABS and Tort system How these changes will … Continued

          Major Accident Benefits Changes Come into Effect on June 1st, 2016

            To help those in Ontario understand the major automobile insurance changes and the new reduced accident benefits limits, Thomson, Rogers – personal injury lawyers – has prepared two useful accident benefits summary charts. The first chart: Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule Summary (for accidents on or after June 1, 2016) highlights the accident benefits available for each … Continued

            Major Accident Benefits Changes Come into Effect on June 1st, 2016

              To help those in Ontario understand the major automobile insurance changes and the new reduced accident benefits limits, Thomson, Rogers has prepared two useful accident benefits summary charts. The first chart: Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule Summary (for accidents on or after June 1, 2016) highlights the accident benefits available for each of the three categories of … Continued

              No-Fault Accident Benefits Coverage? No Thanks

                Ontario drivers are legally required to purchase automobile insurance that includes overpriced, no-fault accident benefits coverage. If you look at your automobile insurance invoice, you will see that some 25% (or roughly $350) of your annual automobile insurance premiums are specified to be in relation to your mandatory purchase of these no-fault accident benefits. With … Continued

                No-Fault Accident Benefits Coverage? No Thanks

                  Ontario drivers are legally required to purchase automobile insurance that includes overpriced, no-fault accident benefits coverage. If you look at your automobile insurance invoice, you will see that some 25% (or roughly $350) of your annual automobile insurance premiums are specified to be in relation to your mandatory purchase of these no-fault accident benefits. With … Continued

                  Changes to Ontario Auto Legislation: Accident Benefits & Tort

                    At this year’s conference, personal injury lawyers Darcy Merkur and Ryan Murray provided an overview of the upcoming changes to Ontario auto legislation with specific emphasis on Accident Benefits and Tort. A few of the changes addressed were: Major reductions to statutory accident benefits (for accidents on or after June 1, 2016); A narrowing of … Continued

                    Changes to the Ontario Automobile Insurance Legislation and to the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule

                      The changes include major reductions to accident benefits available in non-catastrophic injury cases along with other significant changes. THOMSON, ROGERS co-hosted full-day CONFERENCES on the NEW Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) that are to take effect on September 1, 2010. If you are a health care professional, what will Ontario’s new Automobile Legislation mean to … Continued

                      Statutory Accident Benefits Claims

                        If you are involved in a car accident in Ontario, anyone who has been injured as a result of the accident is entitled to Accident Benefits (AB). This is important when considering bicyclists, pedestrians, children, and passengers in cars. The policy has various entitlements based on how badly you are hurt. In a case where … Continued

                        The Accident Benefits Claim

                          During your initial consultation with Thomson, Rogers we will help you fill out the accident benefits application, at no charge. The following is a summary of some of the steps that must be taken to claim Accident Benefits: Determine which insurance company should pay the benefits. You must provide “written notice” to the accident benefits insurer within … Continued

                          Accident Benefits

                            Who is My Accident Benefits Insurer? If you are injured in a car accident, no matter who is at fault, you are entitled to accident benefits. To claim Accident Benefits, you should call the first insurer that applies to you, from the list below: the insurer of your motor vehicle; the insurer of the motor vehicle … Continued

                            Assigned Accident Benefits of Little Value to Tort Defendants

                              Tort insurers beware. The unwelcome revised definition of ‘incurred’ in the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (‘SABS’), combined with a recent court decision concluding that tort defendants will only get credit for directly overlapping benefit entitlement, will result in recoverable tort damage awards well above policy limits and where the assigned accident benefit rights have … Continued

                              Assigned Accident Benefits of Little Value to Tort Defendants

                                Tort insurers beware. The unwelcome revised definition of ‘incurred’ in the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (‘SABS’), combined with a recent court decision concluding that tort defendants will only get credit for directly overlapping benefit entitlement, will result in recoverable tort damage awards well above policy limits and where the assigned accident benefit rights have … Continued