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.
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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.
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.
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“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.”
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.
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.
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%.
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.