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No-Fault Insurance: Top 5 Common Questions

If you ever search for Ontario No-Fault Insurance, you’ll see Google return over 3.5 million results in less than a second. Between those results and the questions that our team of lawyers and experts commonly hears, we wanted to provide this quick reference for Ontarians searching for clarity.

Accident Benefits Update: New Catastrophic Paraplegia Criteria Tested

In Patel v. RSA Insurance (19-000560-AABS), a recent decision before the Licence Appeal Tribunal, a dispute arose over the new Paraplegia criteria for meeting the definition of catastrophic impairment. The applicant, Aiysha Patel suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a car accident. She sought...

Accident Benefits Update - to Determine Whether the Applicant Had Sustained a Catastrophic Impairment

Applicant v. Toronto Transit Commission (2019 CanLII 101715) was a recent proceeding before the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) to determine whether the unnamed Applicant had sustained a catastrophic impairment (catastrophic) as a result of injuries he sustained after being struck by a streetcar...

ACCIDENT BENEFITS UPDATE: DIVISIONAL COURT WEIGHS IN ON SELF-EMPLOYED IRB CALCULATION

In Surani v. Perth Insurance Company (2018 ONSC 7254), the Divisional Court reviewed a Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) appeal that found the applicant, Mrs. Surani’s post-accident business income should be deducted from her Income Replacement Benefit (IRB) entitlement.

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