Statutory Accident Benefits

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Amendments to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule Effective February 1, 2014

On December 17, 2013, the government published Ontario Regulation 347/13, amending the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. This Regulation comes into force on February 1, 2014. The changes will affect attendant...more

The "But For" Causation Test Upheld in Context of Insurance Brokers' Advice: Godina v. Tripemco

Under the Statutory Accident Benefits Scheduled (“SABS”) to the Insurance Act, the standard minimum amount of income replacement benefits is $400.00. As we know, however, additional optional coverage is available under the...more

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

Helping You Help Your Patients: Learning about insurance issues in MVA cases

In This Presentation: - Motor Vehicle Accident Legislation - Tort Claims - Pecuniary Loss - Non-Pecuniary Losses - Threshold - Limitations - Statutory Accident...more

Court of Appeal Resolves Statutory Accident Benefits Priority Disputes

The Ontario Court of Appeal in its recent decision of Security National Insurance Company v. Markel Insurance Company, 2012 ONCA 683, has addressed a contentious area of law concerning who is responsible for paying an injured...more

Priority Disputes - Step by Step Guide to Handling Claims

Priority disputes are governed by Ontario Regulation 283/95 – Disputes Between Insurers (hereinafter “Regulation”). The Regulation was established in 1995 to ensure payment of Statutory Accident Benefits to injured persons...more

A summary of proposed changes to the definition of Catastrophic Impairment

Anyone injured in an auto accident is entitled to claim accident benefits to help pay for expensive therapies, rehab, personal care, and related treatments. The ability to advance a claim depends entirely on the severity of...more

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