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You’ve been in a minor car accident; do you really need a lawyer?


As seen in the Hamilton Spectator, “Spotlight on Business” section, Wednesday, October 3, 2012. No risk in getting good advice first You’ve been in an accident. It’s not a “bad” accident—no one was catastrophically injured or died. But you’ve suffered…

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What caused an injury and when do benefits incur?


For years, judges, lawyers and healthcare experts have struggled with the question of whether or not a motor vehicle accident has caused a person to be disabled.  This becomes particularly complicated when a person has been injured in more than…

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Chronic Pain, Real or Imagined? It’s a Matter of Rights and Freedoms.


When someone is injured in a motor vehicle collision, you are entitled to benefits through Ontario’s standard auto insurance policy benefits regardless of who is at fault. These benefits are defined by the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) under Ontario’s…

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Interpreting “Catastrophic Impairment”


Rehabilitation and clinical physiologist, Dr. Brian Levitt, Psy.D., C.Psych., recently provided a convincing analysis of the method health professionals should be using to determine whether a victim of a car accident has suffered a “marked impairment” in accordance with s.2(1.1)(g)…

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Whole-Person Impairment


Rights of Accident Victims Restored “Whole-person impairment” speaks to the degree in which a person has been impaired;  Section 2(1.1) (f) of the SABS permits the finding of a catastrophic impairment where someone has reached a 55% whole person impairment.…

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