Aviva Gets a Slap on the Wrist by the Ontario Courts for it’s No Settle Threshold Policy

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May 19, 2015

May 19 2015. As many personal injury lawyers know some insurance companies can be easier to deal with than other companies. Aviva Canada has for years had a program whereby certain personal injury claims were considered “defendable” on the issue of the threshold. The threshold means that, if a car accident victim could not prove […] READ MORE>

Only the Rich Can Afford Lower Car Insurance Premiums

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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

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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>

Complex brain injury due to motor vehicle accident

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February 25, 2014

A non-resident of Ontario suffered severe injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The client healed from most of her physical bodily injuries but was left with cognitive and psychological deficits. The deficits were not evident at first glance, however Mr. Bourdon was able to retain the appropriate medical experts to define and […] READ MORE>

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