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Representing Yourself in a No-Fault Insurance Claim? You Need to Know This.

If you or a loved one is injured in an automobile accident, life can get turned upside down in a heartbeat. All you want is to receive the treatment and support you need to return to normal life and put the incident behind you. It can be tempting to try to simplify the process of recovery by...

DUI: Stats, Ontario Law, and Impacts of Charges

Impaired driving, also called driving under the influence or DUI, refers to the operation of a vehicle while the driver’s ability to do so is compromised by alcohol, prescription or non-prescription drugs, alone or in any combination. Types of vehicles where DUI charges could apply include not only...

ACCIDENT BENEFITS UPDATE: AVIVA BEATS DEAD HORSE... TWICE!

In two recent decisions of the Licence Appeal Tribunal, released on consecutive days, Aviva mounted spirited attempts to broaden the scope of accident benefits claims under the Minor Injury Guideline or MIG. N.R. and Aviva, 2019 CanLII 51313, and the Reconsideration Decision in G.S. and Aviva, 2019...

Accident Benefits Update: Proving Chronic Pain? - a Cautionary Tale

In S.K. v. Aviva Insurance Canada (2019 CanLII 126203) recent Reconsideration Hearing before the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT), the applicant S.K. argued that the LAT had erred in fact and at law by finding that her injuries were appropriately treated under the Minor Injury Guideline (MIG). As a...

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