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

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January 14, 2020

Could lawyers’ conduct widen rift with medical evaluators?

Independent medical examinations are becoming a litigation “battleground” — and now medical evaluators are turning down work from insurers, says one lawyer. 
 
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‘I was pretty broken’: Man shares journey of learning to walk again after serious car crash

Penner, who was once an avid cyclist and runner, was seriously injured in an Etobicoke crash more than five years ago. He was left with nerve damage, a concussion and fractures all over his body, including the tibia and fibula, clavical, stemum, ribs, vertebra and right hand.  
 
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Could auto liability cover negligent parenting lawsuit?

If you allow your child to ride in a vehicle allegedly driven by an impaired driver, and your child sues you for negligent parenting, does the vehicle liability policy cover you? 
 
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Did the threshold for special awards against insurers just sink lower?

A recent decision of the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) concerning an ice fishing accident in Ontario shows that insurers cannot simply rely on the opinions of medical assessors when determining a claimant’s needs, according to one insurance defence lawyer. 
 
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What happens if you’re in a snowmobile accident?

When the winter season commences, so do the snow sports. For some, this means pulling out their snowmobile and enjoying rides around their property or through the trails. What most people don’t consider, however, is what would happen in the event of a snowmobile accident. The answer depends, largely, on what type of insurance has been purchased. 
 
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Investigation into tow truck drivers charging exorbitant fees leads to recovery of 31 vehicles

Durham police said in a news release on Thursday they launched Project Bondar in October 2019 after receiving numerous complaints from motorists who said they were charged excessive fees for towing their vehicles after collisions.  
 
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Aviva to Appeal Costs Against 84 Year Old Plaintiff in Przyk Decision

Maria Persamperii took on Aviva in 2018. She was 84 years old when injured in an accident. She succeeded in her claim, albeit with very modest damages. The real story to emerge in that case, however, was the decision of the trial Judge to award plaintiff’s counsel, George Bekiaris, costs of $237,018 on the basis that Aviva’s approach to the case had the effect of “discouraging plaintiffs from bringing and pursuing modest-sized claims”. The Judge in Persamperii acknowledged an insurer’s right to pursue whatever strategy they deemed fit but appropriately expressed concern about the adverse implications on access to justice1. 
 
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Pedestrians who are killed are not statistics. We should know their names

Last year 44 people were shot and killed in Toronto. We know every single one of their names. The same can not be said of the 42 pedestrians who were struck and killed by drivers in the city last year. 
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Trauma Survivors Network – Dawne’s Story

I am pleased to share with you how I went from a crash survivor to creating a support group.  One week prior to my crash, I was on vacation in Florida with my boyfriend and I was suddenly jolted awake in the middle of the night with a terrible feeling that something awful had happened to someone close to me. It was a feeling that I had never experienced before and I thought I was going to get a call that someone had passed unexpectedly. I carried this feeling with me for days and I just couldn’t seem to shake this unsettling anxious feeling no matter how hard I tried. One week “to the day” I was involved in a horrific car crash. 
 
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One in two homeless people have suffered a traumatic brain injury: UBC study

More than half of people who are homeless have a lifetime history of traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a University of British Columbia (UBC)-led study released last month. 
 
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Early concussion treatment tied to faster recovery

(Reuters Health) – Young athletes who get concussions may recover faster when they’re treated within the first week than when they wait longer to get care, a new study suggests. 
 
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A rare case where a ‘special award’ was allowed for victim who was denied attendant care

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