My team and I recently attended an Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) event, Driving for Success: Maximizing Your Auto Case.
Attended by over 500 OTLA members, the conference focused on a range of topics about auto insurance cases. The most important issue covered, in my opinion, is the new Ontario budget that effectively reduces benefits for motor vehicle accident (MVA) victims.
I have been writing about this topic often lately because it’s extremely important for Ontarians to understand what is happening to their auto insurance coverage.
Here are a few articles and websites that shed light on this unfair legislation:
“If this cut in catastrophic benefits goes through it will mean [MVA victims’] care will be paid by taxpayers — not the insurance companies.
That’s wrong. And it’s not what a caring society should do.”
“It’s puzzling why the government would want to cut back benefits to those who need it most, especially since only 1% of accident victims suffer catastrophic injuries.”
“FAIR (Fair Association of Victims for Accident Insurance Reform) is a grassroots not-for-profit organization of MVA (Motor Vehicle Accident) victims who have been injured in motor vehicle collisions and who have struggled with the current auto insurance system in Ontario.”
“These changes are reportedly being made to reduce auto insurance premiums but, in fact, auto insurers have no obligation or requirement to reduce their premiums. These changes are a reduction in services with no guarantee of reduction in premiums.
These changes to the Insurance Act affect the minimum amounts of coverage an insurance company must provide. You will be able to pay more if you want better benefits. So, now you’ll have to pay more to get what you used to get.”
Taking Action Against Auto Insurance Coverage Cuts
At the OTLA event, my law firm donated $2,500 to support the fight against changing these auto insurance laws to diminish coverage.
OTLA is taking a strong stance against reducing auto insurance coverage at the expense of MVA victims.
If you would like to join in the effort, the OTLA Truth About Insurance website provides an easy way to contact your MPP and let them know you disapprove of the upcoming changes. Click here to send a message to your MPP.
>> Roger R. Foisy is an Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer with experience in motor vehicle accident injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation and immediate support.
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