Coronavirus Prevention at McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP

McKenzie Lake is closely monitoring and reviewing daily public health updates surrounding COVID-19 coronavirus.  We recognize the upheaval this has caused and there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our employees, clients, families and the community. To that end, McKenzie Lake has implemented a plan for our essential services…

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Statutory Deductibles in Motor Vehicle Cases Explained

On January 1st of each new year, while the rest of us are making New Year’s resolutions and setting (sometime lofty) goals, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA, formerly the Financial Services Commission of Ontario) publishes its updated list of statutory deductibles and the monetary thresholds which negatively impact survivors of auto accidents.  …

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Uninsured Driver

What happens if I am injured in a car accident and the other driver doesn’t have insurance or fled the scene?  Thankfully it doesn’t happen that often in Ontario. That being said, it still happens more often than it should. If you are injured in a car accident and the other driver does not have…

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Total Disability

Misleading wording in your Disability Policy: why you may be entitled to more  Most disability policies indicate the claimant must be “totally disabled” in order to obtain their benefits. However, what may come as a shock to many, is how the policy defines “total disability”.  The harsh wording has been deliberately placed in these types…

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Non-Invasive Fat Loss Treatments – What You Need to Know 

These days there are numerous “non-invasive” fat loss treatments offered through various medical clinics including cosmetic skin clinics. Many of these procedures and products are dangerous and can result in serious personal injuries.  Always be sure you have a qualified healthcare practitioner  Read up about the procedure you are about to undergo. If the documentation…

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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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