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Effects of the Latest License and Appeals Tribunal (LAT) Rules on Accident Benefit Claim Disputes

As of April 1, 2016, any disputes a car accident victim has with his or her insurance company must be heard by an adjudicator at the License and Appeals Tribunal (LAT).

Accident Benefits Update - Catastrophic Assessment Report Slammed by LAT

The Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) recently released P.S. vs. Allstate Insurance (2020 CanLII 87980) a catastrophic impairment claim heard immediately before the COVID measures took effect. In this decision, Adjudicator Hines was required to determine whether P.S., the applicant was entitled to...

INTACT INSURANCE COMPANY V. ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA, 2016 ONCA 609, RELEASED AUGUST 3, 2016

This was an appeal by an insurer of a decision assigning priority for accident benefits to it instead of the first responder. The main issue on appeal was the question of dependency. Paula Chartrand and her 2 daughters, Athena and Destiny were injured in a collision on August 21, 2010.

Accident Benefits Update: Legal System Is Prejudiced Against Plaintiffs

Many of you do not know that our legal system is prejudiced against plaintiffs who are injured in car accidents. In response to pressure from the Insurance industry, our Insurance Act has built-in relief for defendant insurance companies from paying damages to plaintiffs. Briefly, damages under a...

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