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  • FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education
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January 16, 2020

Solutions to relieve pressure of rising auto insurance costs

The solutions to rising auto insurance rates – such as those which most recently hit Albertans – aren’t simple ones, but there are fixes that governments and insurers could implement to bring some relief to consumers, according to an auto expert. 
 
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MAG releases new flowcharts to illustrate latest court reforms

The guide illustrates simplified procedure under rule 76, ordinary pretrial procedure, filing for motions and applications, expert evidence, mandatory mediations and case management. It also includes a detailed breakdown of different paths to dismiss an action for delay. 
 
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Insured died before signing settlement agreement — so is it enforceable?

After a dispute stemming from a 2015 car accident, the late Gerald Riggs participated in a Dec. 17, 2018 mediation. A settlement was reached, with instructions sent to participants on Dec. 19, dictating that the tort insurer would pay the all-inclusive sum of $300,000 and that Intact would pay an all-inclusive sum of $350,000 – plus payment of attendant care, incurred treatment plans, physio, and the rehab support worker’s invoices –until January 31, 2019. 
 
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No ‘Boiler Plate’ Responses Accepted in Insurer Denials – Hedley v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, 2019 ONSC 5318

Mr. Hedley was injured in a car accident in March 2014. He sustained lower back injuries and applied to Aviva pursuant to the SABs for benefits. Aviva approved chiropractic and functional abilities assessment. As a result of the assessment and OT submitted a treatment and assessment plan which recommended assistive devices. Aviva responded withing 10 days that it was “unable to determine whether the recommendations are reasonably required for the injuries you received in the motor vehicle accident’ and advised it scheduled an IE. 
 
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Your client’s vehicle is damaged by a massive pothole. Is it covered and is the city liable?

You’re on your way to work minding your own business when all of a sudden you drive over a massive pothole and damage your car. Does your auto insurance cover it and can the city be held liable? 
 
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Howard Levitt: I wouldn’t recommend my profession to anyone anymore. Here’s why

Over my career, I have seen vocations rise and fall. At one time senior executives with lucrative stock option plans were Canada’s highest paid employees, but government regulation put paid to that. Investment bankers had the rooster’s walk for many years, but that profession is dramatically hollowed out. There are far fewer of them and, at every level, they earn much less than they once did. Fresh MBAs volunteer for entry-level positions that once paid six figures. 
 
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What do Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia and Depression all have in common?

A lot of the clients at Goldfinger Injury Lawyers suffer from Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia and Depression. It’s not easy because nobody seems to understand these conditions. More on that later. 
 
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The medications that change who we are

They’ve been linked to road rage, pathological gambling, and complicated acts of fraud. Some make us less neurotic, and others may even shape our social relationships. It turns out many ordinary medications don’t just affect our bodies – they affect our brains. Why? And should there be warnings on packets?

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200108-the-medications-that-change-who-we-are?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter

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ODSP 2020 Wednesday, January 22 at 7pm

If your loved one with a disability requires financial help with basic living expenses, including medical expenses, they could be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). Understanding how this program works and how to maintain it alongside other financial resources will ensure your loved one continues to receive this support for as long as he or she may need it need it.  
 

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