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Court Decision Puts Ontario Accident Victims in a Tough Spot

When the Government of Ontario enacted sweeping changes to the province’s auto insurance system in 2016, it did so with the aim of reducing premiums by streamlining and simplifying the claims and pushing through broad benefits cuts. According to most Ontario car accident lawyers, the changes to benefits and shifting injury definitions in Bill 15, …

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Superior Court case examines the word “spouse” in accident benefits claims

A recently-resolved priority dispute between two auto insurance providers has delivered clarity on the meaning of the term “spouse” in accident benefits claims. The dispute stemmed from a February 2014 collision involving Helen Halliday and another driver in a parking lot. Helen was driving a vehicle owned by her boyfriend, David Zorony, who was insured …

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Are you covered by overland flood insurance?

In late April and early May, Quebec and southern Ontario were hit by a sustained period of heavy rain and wet weather. The system caused a handful of deaths, widespread flooding, and forced hundreds from their homes in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and everywhere in between. This type of event is becoming increasingly common in Canada. …

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