What is the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund?

The Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund (“MVACF”) is a fund established by the Ontario government to provide compensation to people injured in motor vehicle accidents. The MVACF is a payor of last resort, which means you can only receive compensation through the fund if there is no insurance coverage available.  The fund can provide two…

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Changes in The SAB Regime

In April of 2019, the Ontario Conservative government published their budget and outlined their proposed plan to put “drivers first” in Ontario. The main objective of this plan is to change the insurance regime in Ontario for the purpose of lowering premium costs, increasing consumer choice and providing quicker access to treatment.  Some of the…

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Ontario to Expand Access to Small Claims and Simplified Procedure

The majority of civil complaints are resolved through the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the inherent court of jurisdiction in Ontario. However, obtaining judgement in your favour through the Superior Court is often slow and expensive. Clients with smaller claims are often hesitant to embark on a lengthy litigation process when the damages they are…

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Inherently Dangerous Activities

This blog was written by senior personal injury lawyer Louis DelSignore and summer student Aaron Ender. “Inherently dangerous activities” are becoming more common. For example, sky diving, bungee jumping, helicopter skiing, and white water rafting are taking on increasing popularity. Before engaging in inherently dangerous activities, the participant is usually required to sign a waiver.…

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Dooring & The Dutch Reach

If you ride on two wheels, whether a bicycle or motorcycle, you will know that dooring is very real risk and is potentially fatal.  What is “dooring”?  This occurs when a person who is seated in a parked vehicle opens the vehicle door, creating a collision or near collision with a cyclist or motorcyclist.  Typically,…

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Safety Tips and Responsibilities for Cyclists and Motorists

Summer is finally here, bringing longer days, warmer temperatures, carefree spirits, and many more cyclists on our streets, county roads and highways. Whether those cyclists are children riding around the local neighbourhood, adults commuting to work, families out for a casual ride to get ice cream, or athletes putting the miles on for training, cyclists…

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