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  • FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education
  • FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education

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August 27, 2018

Can I Say “I’m Sorry” For An Accident?

You’re driving your car through an intersection on a green light. A bicyclist going the opposite way makes a sudden left turn across your path. You hit the brakes but can’t avoid the collision. The cyclist is knocked to the ground. You get out of your car and rush over to the cyclist. He’s obviously hurt. You feel badly. You blurt out, “I’m so sorry. I didn’t see you. Are you alright?” 
 
 
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LAW TRIBUNAL EXAMINING DIAMOND’S ADVERTISING

The Law Society of Ontario says that lawyer Jeremy Diamond’s marketing is contrary to the Professional Rules of Conduct, according to a Law Society Tribunal “Notice of Application” filed Aug. 15. 
 
 
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When parents give their kids permission to drive: the limit to ‘implied consent’

An Ontario auto insurer went too far in arguing that a motorist gave her son – whose license was suspended – implied permission to drive her vehicle because she left the keys on a hook while she was out of town. 
 
 
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Tow referral fee rules ‘hard to monitor and enforce,’ insurer warns

Auto insurance providers should remind motorists that in the event of an accident, it is usually the driver – not the tow truck operator – who decides where the car gets towed. 
 
 
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Detroit mayor files suit against state over ‘exorbitant’ no-fault insurance rates

It seeks to have the state’s no-fault auto insurance law declared unconstitutional and then give the governor and Legislature six months to revise the law. If state leaders cannot find a solution, a judge should strike the no-fault law and order a return to a common-law tort system. 
 
 
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How the Ontario Disability Support Program makes falling in love a challenging proposition

When Tim and Natalie Rose first moved in together, they had no idea that doing so would cause them to lose their income and leave them thousands of dollars in debt.

But that can be the reality for many couples when one or both partners receive assistance from the Ontario Disability Support Program, or ODSP.

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Can I split my ex’s disability CPP and insurance settlement?

Q: My ex-husband and I are separated but still legally married. He is 37 years old and was just approved for CPP Disability. He also received a lump sum for back pay CPP disability payments. If I apply for the pension/CPP credit split do I get back pay in a lump sum now too.? I’m receiving Ontario Disability Support Payments. 
 
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Financial and recovery worry one year after traumatic injury: A prognostic, registry-based cohort study

Levels of stress post-injury, especially after compensable injury, are known to be associated with worse long-term recovery. It is therefore important to identify how, and in whom, worry and stress manifest post-injury.  

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