Archive for the ‘Motor Vehicle Accidents’ Category

Do You Know the Truth about Auto Insurance in Ontario?

By Roger Foisy on July 14th, 2015

Today, I would like to draw your attention to the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association’s (OTLA) website about auto insurance. This website, truthaboutinsurance.ca, shines a much-needed light on the activities of the auto insurance companies and policy makers in the past 15...

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Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Against New Auto Insurance Regulations

By Roger Foisy on June 30th, 2015

My team and I recently attended an Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) event, Driving for Success: Maximizing Your Auto...

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New Ontario Budget Sides with Auto Insurance Companies over Accident Victims … Again

By Roger Foisy on May 20th, 2015

The 2015 provincial budget was announced on April 23, claiming to bring adjustments and reforms to the Ontario auto insurance industry. Initially, this sounds like a positive change. For the past 5 years, MPPs have passed bills regarding auto insurance that takes away their constituents’...

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Bill 15: Changes to Ontario Auto Insurance Regulations Hurt Motor Vehicle Accident Victims

By Roger Foisy on February 26th, 2015

Bill 15, The Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014, has recently passed in...

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Distracted Driving Causes Motor Vehicle Accidents

By Roger Foisy on September 5th, 2014

The Toronto Sun has published yet another saddening article about driving while distracted by a cell phone. It tells the story of a teen in 2009 who lost control of his car and died after reaching for a ringing phone....

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Don’t Neglect to Renew Your Driver’s Licence

By Roger Foisy on July 4th, 2014

Renewing your driver’s licence is a simple process – and it can save you from facing expensive insurance issues, should you get in an accident while your licence is...

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Changes to Prejudgement Interest at the Expense of Motor Vehicle Accident Victims

By Roger Foisy on April 9th, 2014

The recent Bill 171 “Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act” introduced by Ontario’s Minister of Finance, proposes reducing the amount of interest insurers must pay on compensation owed to motor vehicle accident (MVA) victims. Currently, the interest rate is 5%, but under...

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Accessing Funding for Medical Rehabilitation after Suffering a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Motor Vehicle Accident [Video]

By Roger Foisy on March 28th, 2014

If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to understand the different levels of funding available to you. The funding you receive is dependent on the severity of your injuries; therefore, it is essential to recognize what your symptoms may mean so you...

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5 Reasons Why Substance Abuse is Linked to Brain Injury

By Roger Foisy on February 10th, 2014

Substance abuse is the overindulgence in, compulsive use of, or dependence on drugs and/or alcohol, particularly to the point of interference with work, home, or social life. Any substance use by an individual who has suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), including a mild traumatic brain...

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Changes to Accident Benefits for Vehicle Collision Victims in Effect as of December 17, 2013

By Roger Foisy on January 30th, 2014

In December 2013, the government quietly passed regulations that change accident benefit insurance for motor vehicle collision victims. These alterations came into effect on December 17, 2013. Unfortunately, the changes are not to the benefit of those seeking personal care following an injury in a...

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