Marc A. Flisfeder

Marc A. Flisfeder

Lerners LLP

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Lerners Personal Injury Lawyers Succeed in Divisional Court Catastrophic Impairment Case

Last week, the Divisional Court released its decision in Security National v. Hodges, 2014 ONSC 3627. This was a judicial review of a Financial Services Commission of Ontario Director’s Delegate decision. The...more

7/25/2014 - Auto Insurance Canada Car Accident Traumatic Brain Injuries

Ontario Government’s Bill 171 Threatens Access to Justice for Personal Injury Plaintiffs

In March of this year, the Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa introduced Bill 171: Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014. The Bill proposes concerning changes to the process that an injured...more

4/8/2014 - Auto Insurance Car Accident Claim Procedures Insurance Fraud Mediation

A Bridge to Reconciliation: A Critique of the Indian Residential School Truth Commission

Truth and reconciliation are separate and important elements in overcoming mass wrongs. While truth can be attached to fact finding, bridging the path to reconciliation can be far more difficult. In the Ojibway creation epic,...more

3/31/2014 - Canada Public Schools Tribal Governments Tribal Lands

Changes to Minor Injury Guideline Will Affect Accident Victims

On December 17, 2013, the Government published Ontario Regulation 347/13, amending the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. This Regulation will come into force on February 1, 2014. ...more

2/3/2014 - Bodily Injury Canada

Arbitration Decision Provides Guidance for Application of Minor Injury Guideline

In 2010, the Minor Injury Guideline (“MIG”) was added to Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. Section 3(1) of the Schedule defines a “minor injury” as “one or more of a sprain, strain, whiplash associated...more

1/16/2014 - Arbitration Bodily Injury Canada

Important Terms for Long Term Disability and Other Important Factors to Consider

For people fortunate enough to have a policy of long term disability (“LTD”) benefits, they will typically need to refer to the specific wording of their policy before knowing what steps they have to take and what rights they...more

8/5/2013 - ADA Disability Disability Benefits Employee Benefits Long-Term Care

I've been in a car accident! Now what?

Many people who are injured in a car accident for the first time do not know where to go to ensure that they have the medical coverage they need to recover from their injuries. ...more

7/9/2013 - Bodily Injury Car Accident Health Insurance Medical Expenses Pain and Suffering

My accident benefits have been denied, how can I dispute this?

Many people who are receiving accident benefits will be surprised and disappointed when their benefits begin to be denied. Many people believe that a single denial means they have been “cut-off” entirely from receiving any...more

6/25/2013 - Canada Mediation Medical Examinations Statutory Accident Benefits

I have never been in so much pain. Why does my insurance company insist that I have suffered a “minor” injury?

In September, 2010, the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”) was amended to introduce the Minor Injury Guideline (“MIG”). Many people are surprised to hear that their injuries are being described as “minor”. In fact,...more

5/14/2013 - Actual Injuries Bodily Injury

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

For many people it is the time to do a thorough household spring clean. Although this annual home ritual can be good for the soul, it also carries some potential risks of injury....more

4/2/2013 - Safety Precautions

Delegate Blackman's 22 Rules on GCS 9

On February 22, 2013, FSCO released its appeal decision in Hodges v. Security National. The applicant was represented by Tammy Ring and Marc Flisfeder from the Toronto office of Lerners LLP’s personal injury group....more

3/6/2013 - Insurers Motorcycle Accidents

Safety Tips for Skiers and Snow Boarders

Downhill skiing and snowboarding are widely popular winter sports, but they can also lead to serious injuries if safety precautions are not taken. According to the Canadian Ski Council, there are now over four million...more

1/2/2013

Safety Tips for Winter Walking

When the winter air is crisp, there’s nothing like taking a walk to enjoy the beauty of the season — and walking is one of the best ways to keep fit. On the other hand, winter can be a challenging time of year to get out and...more

12/4/2012 - Slip and Fall

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