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    HomeNews & ArticlesCourt of Appeal confirms that a dirt bike is an “automobile” for Accident Benefits coverage
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    Court of Appeal confirms that a dirt bike is an “automobile” for Accident Benefits coverage

    October 31, 2019  |  By:  Oatley Vigmond, Robert M. Durante, Ben Irantalab

    Oatley Vigmond lawyers Robert Durante and Ben Irantalab were recently successful at the Ontario Court of Appeal on behalf of a client who was catastrophically injured while operating his dirt bike in Georgia. The three judge panel accepted their argument that an uninsured recreational off-road vehicle that meets the definition of “automobile” under Ontario law will remain an automobile even when it’s driven outside of Ontario. This decision allows Ontarians who suffer catastrophic injuries to have access to much needed accident benefits under their auto policy even if the accident with the off-road vehicle occurs in the United States.

    The official decision can be found at

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    Oatley Vigmond

    Personal injury law is all we do. Our skilled team of personal injury lawyers and accident benefits specialists are committed to securing the best possible outcome for those with catastrophic...

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    Robert M. Durante

    A graduate of McGill University and Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Rob joined Oatley Vigmond shortly after his call to the bar in 1997. As a partner at Oatley Vigmond, Rob is committed to...

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    Ben Irantalab

    Ben is a Partner at Oatley Vigmond. His practice is exclusively devoted to representing clients who have suffered serious personal injuries such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic...

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