Obviously no one can sue a deer or a moose for causing the accident. However, a driver injured by a moose or deer can still access statutory accident benefits from his or her own auto insurance policy.
When a person is injured, family members spring into action and rally around to help out in any way they can. Visiting a loved one in the hospital or at home following an accident is simply an automatic reaction for most of us. However, there are often costs associated with visiting our loved ones and, if the loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ontario, those costs are recoverable from the injured person’s auto insurance company.
With major Canadian media outlets beginning to run headlines this week about the upcoming auto insurance changes taking place on June 1st, Oatley Vigmond’s founding Partners Roger Oatley & Jim […]
Click here to read original paper with citations. Introduction In Ontario a person hurt or killed in a car, truck, bus, motorcycle, snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle crash is usually entitled to […]
A review of Accident Benefits pertaining to home, work and vehicle modifications and renovations in motor vehicle accident cases.
This article written for paralegals provided an overview of the accident benefits (“AB”) system and tips for building up an AB file.
A person must be involved in an “accident” to be entitled to statutory accident benefits from their motor vehicle insurer. In its everyday use the word accident describes an untoward event which is not expected or designed. There are two questions to ask when determining whether an incident is an “accident” under the SABS. First, did an intervening act cause injuries that would not be part of the ordinary use or operation of a vehicle? Second, was the use or operation of the vehicle a direct cause of the injuries?
This Practical Strategies Webinar was aired on April 30, 2013. This webinar will update you on how lawyers and health care providers are coping with the evolving challenges of working […]
This article summarizes the various ways in which the SABS deals with children and takes a look at how the proposed changes to the definition of catastrophic impairment may affect children.