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Plaintiff wins Accident Claim Dispute against Insurer

Mar 02, 2020
State Farm Insurance terminated accident benefits for a man who sustained serious back and spinal injuries in a snowmobile accident. In a 2019 civil action, the jury decided that the man was, in fact, disabled and unable to work after being injured and is therefore entitled to ‘back pay’ for income replacement benefits with interest. … Read more

Brain Injury is among the most Catastrophic Car Accident Injuries

Oct 22, 2018
Car accidents are the primary cause of catastrophic and fatal brain injuries. In recognition of the substantial effects of a traumatic brain injury, accident victims may be entitled to substantial damages. … Read more

Medical Breakthroughs for Victims of Spinal Cord Injury

Oct 09, 2017
Spinal injuries often lead to long-term disability and although there is, as yet, no cure for a spinal cord injury, rehabilitation treatments have made great strides in recent years and a number of medical breakthroughs are showing promise in improving function and strength for victims of SCI. … Read more

‘Catastrophic Impairment’ in Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

May 02, 2017
‘Catastrophic Impairment is the most serious classification of injury severity under Ontario’s statutory accident benefits schedule, and entitles someone to the highest maximum benefits; however, many accident victims with severe and life-altering injuries unfortunately do not meet the catastrophic designation. … Read more

Stroke Victim wins Medical Malpractice Suit

Jan 24, 2017
In Boyd et al. v. Edington et al., an Ontario physician was found liable for $15 Million in damages after a hospital patient suffered a stroke after a delay in receiving anti-blood-clotting medication. … Read more

How Damages are Awarded if you have a Pre-existing Condition or Injury

Dec 09, 2016
In Desbiens v. Mordini, a man with paraplegia was injured in a car accident, but his pre-existing condition did not preclude an award of damages for the further injuries he sustained. … Read more

Recent changes to Catastrophic Impairment may affect your Claim

Jul 20, 2016
Included in the changes effected by the Ontario government on June 1st, the maximum accident benefit for anyone who sustains a catastrophic impairment was cut in half. The amended statutory accident benefits also adds complexity to the process of classifying a catastrophic impairment. … Read more

Liability for Sports Accidents: a Study of two Hockey Injury Cases

May 12, 2016
Although participants should be aware that there are potential risks inherent in any sport, such as hockey, players can be held liable if they recklessly or maliciously injure other players. … Read more

Catastrophic Impairment refers to the highest threshold of injuries in a personal injury claim

Feb 26, 2016
Accident victims who sustain a 'catastrophic impairment' are potentially eligible for the maximum compensation available under the statutory accident benefits of their motor vehicle insurance policy. … Read more
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