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Why you need optional car insurance benefits

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

June 30, 2015

June 30th, 2015 Several changes to the Ontario Accident Benefits regime in recent years has meant that yes, you DO need many of the optional benefits offered by your car insurance company. Because theses optional increases cost more money, many people opt not to purchase them. Unfortunately it is only after they are injured in […] READ MORE>

Did the Court of Appeal Clean up the Rule 53 Expert Mess?

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

May 5, 2015

April 26th, 2015 As a lawyer practicing in litigation for almost 20 years I have rarely been happier to see a Court of Appeal decision as I have with the recent decision in Westerhof v. Gee Estate 2015 ONCA 206. A simple 2010 rule change in our Civil Procedure book blew up into such a […] READ MORE>

Only the Rich Can Afford Lower Car Insurance Premiums

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

May 5, 2015

May 4th, 2015 No fault accident benefits were supposed to compensate Ontario drivers for the significant reduction in their right to sue. 20 years ago when the right to sue for car accidents was restricted to serious and permanent injuries, the quid pro quo was a generous amount of benefits to cover lost income, caregiver […] READ MORE>

Legal Update: Surveillance Videos in Personal Injury Cases

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

April 15, 2015

April 16, 2015 Recently  in Iannarella v. Corbett 2015 ONCA 110,  the Ontario Court of Appeal released an important decision regarding the disclosure of surveillance evidence in a personal injury trial. Defence lawyers love to use surveillance videos at trial to show that accident victims are exaggerating, or even faking, their injuries. A good surveillance […] READ MORE>

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