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Secrets To A Successful Personal Injury Suit

Just because a preexisting condition is there, it doesn’t mean you’re not going to be eligible for payment when you get into an accident. Be open with your lawyer about all of this when you speak to him. Otherwise, your attorney could be blindsided in the courtroom.

http://injuredefender.com/secrets-to-a-successful-personal-injury-suit/

Time to raise deductible for suing Ontario auto insurers: Broker

The state of Ontario’s auto insurance, with high premiums despite a low number of accidents, was lambasted by the province’s Ministry of Finance last week – and now one brokerage has suggested that a solution may be to raise the deductible limit for suing insurance companies or third parties.

http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/breaking-news/time-to-raise-deductible-for-suing-ontario-auto-insurers-broker-65688.aspx

Kicking family caregiver guilt to the curb

It has been said that guilt is a kind of moral compass to police our behaviour. It can be a mobilizing force to make changes to our behaviour and in this way guilt can serve a useful purpose.

What Basic Income Means for Disabled People

Disabled people in Ontario are much more likely to experience poverty than non-disabled people. Many have to live on sub-poverty payments under the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or the even more wretched income provided by Ontario Works (OW). Those that are in this situation are confronted by an ongoing process of surveillance, invasion of their privacy and moral policing. Those disabled people who are working, because of systemic discrimination, are less likely to be receiving living wages and are far more likely to be precariously employed.

http://socialistproject.ca/bullet/1399.php

$90,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck Injury With Headaches

Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Prince George Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages of $90,000 for a long standing neck injury with associated headaches.

http://www.ilstv.com/90000-non-pecuniary-assessment-chronic-neck-injury-headaches/

Report slams Ontario auto insurance system

“While Ontario’s benefits, taking into account both the no-fault and tort portions are, on the whole, fair, they are not being fairly delivered,” he wrote. “The main cause is that the system does not promote a timely, conflict-free means of deciding what care is needed and providing it to accident victims.”

https://www.waterloochronicle.ca/news-story/7248417-report-slams-ontario-auto-insurance-system/

Time to fix Ontario’s broken auto insurance system: Editorial

For a document the provincial government insists contains “no news,” a new report on Ontario’s auto insurance system sure contains some eye-opening numbers.

For example: Ontario’s rates of deaths and injuries in car accidents are at historically low levels. And they are among the lowest in the country.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2017/04/19/time-to-fix-ontarios-broken-auto-insurance-system-editorial.html

Ontario auto insurance rates increase

TORONTO — Auto insurance rates in Ontario rose in the first three months of 2017, putting the Liberal government further away from its already-missed goal of cutting rates by 15 per cent by August 2015.

Approved rates posted this week by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario show an average increase of 1.24 per cent.

https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/7250460-ontario-auto-insurance-rates-increase/

Ontario misses auto insurance goals, increases rates

Ontario’s auto insurance rates have increased in the first three months of the year, reflecting the province’s continued struggle in balancing its insurance issues.

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario has this week approved an average rate increase of 1.24%.

http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/auto/ontario-misses-auto-insurance-goals-increases-rates-65555.aspx

Ontario auto insurance rates up on average 1.24% for first quarter of 2017

TORONTO – Auto insurancerates in Ontario rose in the first three months of 2017, putting the Liberal government further away from its already-missed goal of cutting rates by 15 per cent by August 2015.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3388142/ontario-auto-insurance-rates-up-on-average-1-24-for-first-quarter-of-2017/