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- Occupiers Liability for COVID-19 Exposure: A Difficult Claim to Make
September 2021 marks the 1.5-year mark since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The impact that COVID-19 has had around the world has been nothing short of unprecedented. The world has pivoted in ways we never imagined possible in such a short time. The health risks associated with COVID-19 exposur … Read more »
- Suing a Municipality: What if I Didn’t Give Notice Within 10 days?
Section 44(10) of the Municipal Act, 2001 (the “Act”) mandates that for incidents that occur on municipal sidewalks or roadways, an injured party must provide notification of the incident to the municipality within ten business days, failing which they are disentitled from suing the municipality for … Read more »
- How Many People Actually Buy Optional Accident Benefits?
In Ontario, the standard no-fault Accident Benefit coverage for Catastrophic injuries (i.e. the most serious injuries) is $1M for all Medical, Rehabilitation and Attendant Care services. That amount is not enough to protect you if you are catastrophically injured. For an extra cost, you can buy an e … Read more »
- Top 5 “Wow!” Moments from Insurance Companies’ Submissions to the Ontario Government on Restoring the $2M Catastrophic Limits
In 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Finance asked for submissions on automobile insurance and whether to return to a $2M limit for medical, rehabilitation and attendant care benefits for catastrophically injured people. The limit used to be $2M, however in 2016, it was reduced to $1M. The Ford governme … Read more »
- The Effect of Excluded Driver Endorsements
In certain circumstances, an insurance company or a person insured under a motor vehicle policy may request the execution of an Excluded Driver Endorsement, also known as the “Ontario Policy Change Form 28A” or “OPCF 28A” in Ontario. By signing this form, the owner of the insured vehicle and the exc … Read more »